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Meaning of SAVOR

Pronunciation:  'seyvur

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

SAVOR is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.]
             By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring,
             and feeling.                          --Chaucer.
  3. \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.