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NOUN (3)

1. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;
- Example: "the feel of the city excited him"
- Example: "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"
- Example: "it had the smell of treason"
[syn: spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell]

2. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth;
[syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang]

3. (physics) the six kinds of quarks;
[syn: flavor, flavour]


VERB (1)

1. lend flavor to;
- Example: "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
[syn: season, flavor, flavour]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flavor \Fla"vor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flavored; p. pr. & vb. n. Flavoring.] To give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to, to give character or zest. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flavor \Fla"vor\, n. [OF. fleur, flaur (two syllables), odor, cf. F. fleurer to emit an odor, It. flatore a bad odor, prob. fr. L. flare to bow, whence the sense of exhalation. Cf. Blow.] [Written also flavour.] 1. That quality of anything which affects the smell; odor; fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose. [1913 Webster] 2. That quality of anything which affects the taste; that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor; as, the flavor of food or drink. [1913 Webster] 3. That which imparts to anything a peculiar odor or taste, gratifying to the sense of smell, or the nicer perceptions of the palate; a substance which flavors. [1913 Webster] 4. That quality which gives character to any of the productions of literature or the fine arts. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flavor n 1: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" [syn: spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell] 2: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang] 3: (physics) the six kinds of quarks [syn: flavor, flavour] v 1: lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it" [syn: season, flavor, flavour]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

133 Moby Thesaurus words for "flavor": aftertaste, air, ambiance, ambience, aroma, atmosphere, attribute, badge, besprinkle, bitter, brand, breath, breathe, brew, cachet, cast, character, characteristic, color, condiment, condiments, configuration, cut, decoct, definite odor, detectable odor, differentia, differential, distinctive feature, dredge, dye, earmark, effluvium, emanation, entincture, essence, exhalation, extract, feature, feel, feeling, figure, flavorer, flavoring, fragrance, fume, gust, hallmark, hint, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, impress, impression, index, individualism, infiltrate, infuse, instill, keynote, leaven, lineaments, mannerism, mark, marking, mold, nature, odor, palate, particularity, peculiarity, penetrate, pepper, permeate, pervade, piquancy, property, quality, quirk, redolence, relish, salt, sapidity, sapor, saturate, sauce, savor, savoriness, scent, seal, season, seasoner, seasoning, sense, shape, singularity, smack, smell, soupcon, sour, specialty, spice, spirit, spoor, stamp, steep, stench, stomach, style, subtle odor, suffuse, suggestion, sweet, taint, tang, taste, tastiness, temper, tincture, tinge, token, tongue, tooth, touch, trace, trail, trait, transfuse, trick, whiff, zest
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

flavor n. 1. [common] Variety, type, kind. ?DDT commands come in two flavors.? ?These lights come in two flavors, big red ones and small green ones.? ?Linux is a flavor of Unix? See vanilla. 2. The attribute that causes something to be flavorful. Usually used in the phrase ?yields additional flavor?. ?This convention yields additional flavor by allowing one to print text either right-side-up or upside-down.? See vanilla. This usage was certainly reinforced by the terminology of quantum chromodynamics, in which quarks (the constituents of, e.g., protons) come in six flavors (up, down, strange, charm, top, bottom) and three colors (red, blue, green) ? however, hackish use of flavor at MIT predated QCD. 3. The term for class (in the object-oriented sense) in the LISP Machine Flavors system. Though the Flavors design has been superseded (notably by the Common LISP CLOS facility), the term flavor is still used as a general synonym for class by some LISP hackers.