Sa·vor, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Savored p. pr. & vb. n. Savoring.] [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. --Addison.
3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.]
By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring, and feeling. --Chaucer.
Sa·vor n. [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.
I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. --Shak.
2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of heaven perpetually upon my spirit? --Baxter.
3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.] “Beyond my savor.”
4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.]
She shall no savor have therein but lite. --Chaucer.
Syn: -- Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell.
Sa·vor, v. t.
1. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note. [Obs.]
2. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of. [R.]
That cuts us off from hope, and savors only
Rancor and pride, impatience and despite. --Milton.
3. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor. [R.]
n : the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into
the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity,
savour, smack, tang]
v 1: derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take
pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her
glory" [syn: enjoy, bask, relish, savour]
2: have flavor; taste of something [syn: taste, savour]
3: taste appreciatively; "savor the soup" [syn: savour]
4: give taste to [syn: savour]