Rel·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relished p. pr. & vb. n. Relishing.]
1. To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from; as, to relish food.
Now I begin to relish thy advice. --Shak.
He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honors which he enjoys. --Atterbury.
2. To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.
A savory bit that served to relish wine. --Dryden.
Rel·ish, v. i. To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor.
Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits. --Shak.
A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature. --Woodward.
1. A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.
Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained
From this delightful fruit, nor known till now
True relish, tasting. --Milton.
When liberty is gone,
Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish. --Addison.
2. Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.
It preserve some relish of old writing. --Pope.
3. A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.
A relish for whatever was excellent in arts. --Macaulay.
I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be judicious. --Cowper.
4. That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.
Syn: -- Taste; savor; flavor; appetite; zest; gusto; liking; delight.
Rel·ish, n. Carp. The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.
n 1: vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment [syn: gusto, zest, zestfulness]
2: spicy or savory condiment
3: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into
the mouth [syn: flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor,
savour, smack, tang]
v : derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take
pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her
glory" [syn: enjoy, bask, savor, savour]