from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The taste or smell of something.
- n. A specific taste or smell. See Synonyms at taste.
- n. A distinctive quality or sensation: enjoying the savor of victory.
- intransitive v. To have a particular taste or smell: a dish that savors of curry.
- intransitive v. To exhibit a specified quality or characteristic; smack: postures that savored of vanity.
- transitive v. To impart flavor or scent to; season: savored the bland soup with salt.
- transitive v. To taste or smell, especially with pleasure: savored each morsel of the feast.
- transitive v. To appreciate fully; enjoy or relish: I want to savor this great moment of accomplishment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the specific taste or smell of something
- n. a distinctive sensation
- v. to possess a particular taste or smell, or a distinctive quality
- v. to appreciate, enjoy or relish something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent.
- n. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
- n. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.
- n. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.
- intransitive v. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.
- intransitive v. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of.
- intransitive v. To use the sense of taste.
- transitive v. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.
- transitive v. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.
- transitive v. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Taste; flavor; relish; power or quality that affects the palate: as, food with a pleasant savor.
- n. Odor; smell.
- n. An odorous substance; a perfume.
- n. Characteristic property; distinctive flavor or quality.
- n. Name; repute; reputation; character.
- n. Sense of smell; power to scent or perceive.
- n. Pleasure; delight.
- n. Synonyms Flavor, Smack, etc. See taste.
- n. Scent, Fragrance, etc. See smell.
- To taste or smell; have a taste, flavor, or odor (of some particular kind or quality).
- To have a bad odor; stink.
- To have or exhibit a peculiar quality or characteristic; partake of the nature; smack: followed by of: as, his answers savor of insolence.
- To perceive by taste or smell; smell; hence, to discern; note; perceive.
- To exhibit the characteristics of; partake of the nature of; indicate the presence of; have the flavor or quality of.
- To care for; relish; take pleasure in; enjoy; like.
- To please; give pleasure or satisfaction to; suit.
- To give savor or flavor to; season.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give taste to
- v. taste appreciatively
- n. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
- v. derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
- v. have flavor; taste of something
Middle English savour, from Old French, from Latin sapor, from sapere, to taste; see sep- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French savour, from Latin sapor ("taste, flavor"), from sapiō ("taste of, have a flavor of"). (Wiktionary)
From Old French savourer, from Late Latin sapōrāre, present active infinitive of sapōrō, from sapor ("taste, flavor"), from sapiō ("taste of, have a flavor of"). (Wiktionary)