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NOUN (1)

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


VERB (4)

1. have flavor; taste of something;
[syn: taste, savor, savour]

2. give taste to;
[syn: savor, savour]

3. taste appreciatively;
- Example: "savor the soup"
[syn: savor, savour]

4. derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in;
- Example: "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
[syn: enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour]


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. [1913 Webster] 2. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of. [1913 Webster] This savors not much of distraction. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I have rejected everything that savors of party. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring, and feeling. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Savor \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. [1913 Webster] I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like. [1913 Webster] Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of heaven perpetually upon my spirit? --Baxter. [1913 Webster] 3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.] "Beyond my savor." --Herbert. [1913 Webster] 4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She shall no savor have therein but lite. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Syn: Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

savour n 1: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang] v 1: have flavor; taste of something [syn: taste, savor, savour] 2: give taste to [syn: savor, savour] 3: taste appreciatively; "savor the soup" [syn: savor, savour] 4: derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory" [syn: enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour]