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

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


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\, 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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

flavour \flavour\ v. t. same as flavor, v. and n.. [Chiefly Brit.] Syn: season, flavor, give flavor. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flavour 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: (physics) the six kinds of quarks [syn: flavor, flavour] 3: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang] v 1: lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it" [syn: season, flavor, flavour]