Definition of Savor

1. Noun. The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth.

2. Verb. Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in. "Sam and Sue savor the movie "; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
Exact synonyms: Bask, Enjoy, Relish, Savour
Entails: Like
Specialized synonyms: Feast One's Eyes, Devour
Derivative terms: Enjoyer, Enjoyment, Enjoyment, Relish

3. Verb. Have flavor; taste of something. "The food does savor good "
Exact synonyms: Savour, Taste
Specialized synonyms: Smack, Taste
Derivative terms: Savour, Taste, Taste, Taste

4. Verb. Taste appreciatively. "The chefs savor the vegetables"; "Savor the soup"
Exact synonyms: Savour
Generic synonyms: Taste
Derivative terms: Savoring, Savour, Savouring

5. Verb. Give taste to. "The chefs savor the vegetables"
Exact synonyms: Savour
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Flavor, Flavour, Season
Derivative terms: Savour

Definition of Savor

1. n. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor.

2. v. i. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.

3. v. t. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.

Definition of Savor

1. Noun. the specific taste or smell of something ¹

2. Noun. a distinctive sensation ¹

3. Verb. to possess a particular taste or smell, or a distinctive quality ¹

4. Verb. to appreciate, enjoy or relish something ¹

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Definition of Savor

1. to taste or smell with pleasure [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Savor

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savor (current term)

Literary usage of Savor

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1. Baptist Missionary Magazine by Massachusetts Baptist Convention, American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1855)
"Impressions have been made which can never be effaced ; through some of which, I trust, to some persons we may prove a " a savor of life unto life. ..."

2. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Augustine, John Chrysostom, Philip Schaff (1898)
"And by this most of all is its sweet savor manifested, by which the corrupt and ... And when we are a sweet savor unto God, and He decreeth these things, ..."

3. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Augustine, John Chrysostom (1888)
"Listen to the apostle, when he says, "We are a sweet savor of Christ in every ... To the one we are the savor of life unto life, to the other the savor of ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"savor (fig.), object timbre, qualification; see ODDITY. puzzle, n. I. See PERPLEXITY, QUESTION. puzzlement (rare), tangram, trifle, ring, 2. ..."

5. Christianity and Humanity: A Series of Sermons by Thomas Starr King, Edwin Percy Whipple (1878)
"Ye are the salt of the earth ; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, ..."

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