1. [syn: tasting, savoring, savouring, relishing, degustation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Savor \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality;
"cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed
most" [syn: tasting, savoring, savouring,