American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of savor.
- n. the specific taste or smell of something.
- n. a distinctive sensation
- v. intransitive to possess a particular taste or smell, or a distinctive quality
- v. transitive to appreciate, enjoy or relish something
- v. give taste to
- v. have flavor; taste of something
- n. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
- v. taste appreciatively
- v. derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
“The variety of leniency of the different officials, and of the same officials on different days, gave a certain savour of adventure to the dreariness of prison life.”
“For is not that which is a savour of life to some, that is, to those that are within the purpose of God's love, and whom he intends effectually to call, and to convert to himself; I say, is not the same termed a savour of death to others? that is, to the obstinate and impenitent, and such as God leaves to themselves.”
“This savour is communicated insensibly, for our life is hid; but inseparably, for grace is a good part that shall never be taken away from those who have it.”
“His organ is the tongue with his tasting nerves; the medium, a watery juice; the object, taste, or savour, which is a quality in the juice, arising from the mixture of things tasted.”
“I understand that it is pretty old news, but this was the most inspiring speech I ever heard, and wanted the visitors of Groundreport to "savour" this speech”
“a tang, a savour, which is peculiar and fascinating.”
“_ -- 'All the pieces have that rare savour which is the Author's secret.”
“According to the legend, God preferred the 'savour' of the lambs, so perhaps, -- who knows!”
“Life lost a lot of its savour - one doesn't realize how much "savour" is smell.”
“savour," refuses to condemn tobacco utterly, because of what he considers its valuable medicinal qualities, and he goes so far as to give "10 precepts in the use of" tobacco.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
Protagonists and relevant words in the Book of Creation (Source: King James Bible)
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