Definitions for: Savor


[n] the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
[v] derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
[v] taste appreciatively
[v] give taste to
[v] have flavor; taste of something



Webster (1913) Definition: Sa"vor, n. [OE. savour, savor, savur, OF. savor, savour,
F. saveur, fr. L. sapor, fr. sapere to taste, savor. See
Sage, a., and cf. Sapid, Insipid, Sapor.] [Written
also savour.]
1. 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.

I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. --Shak.

2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic
property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.

Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of
heaven perpetually upon my spirit? --Baxter.

3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.]
``Beyond my savor.'' --Herbert.

4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.]

She shall no savor have therein but lite. --Chaucer.

Syn: Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell.


Sa"vor, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Savored; p. pr. & vb. n.
Savoring.] [Cf. OF. savorer, F. savourer. See Savor, n.]
[Written also savour.]
1. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.

2. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the
presence or influence; to smack; -- with of.

This savors not much of distraction. --Shak.

I have rejected everything that savors of party.
--Addison.

3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.]

By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring,
and feeling. --Chaucer.


Sa"vor, v. t.
1. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive;
to note. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

2. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence
of. [R.]

That cuts us off from hope, and savors only Rancor
and pride, impatience and despite. --Milton.

3. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish;
to like; to favor. [R.] --Shak.

Synonyms: bask, enjoy, flavor, flavour, relish, relish, sapidity, savour, savour, savour, smack, tang

See Also: devour, flavor, flavour, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, lemon, like, season, smack, taste, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, vanilla

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