from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flavorful seasoning or relish served as an accompaniment to food, especially a liquid dressing or topping for food.
  • n. Stewed fruit, usually served with other foods.
  • n. Something that adds zest, flavor, or piquancy.
  • n. Informal Impudent speech or behavior; impertinence or sauciness.
  • n. Slang Alcoholic liquor.
  • transitive v. To season or flavor with sauce.
  • transitive v. To add piquancy or zest to.
  • transitive v. Informal To be impertinent or impudent to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A liquid (often thickened) condiment or accompaniment to food
  • n. cheek, impertinence
  • n. booze, alcohol
  • n. anabolic steroids
  • n. Vegetables.
  • n. A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.
  • n. Source; a term said when requesting the source of an image.
  • v. to add sauce to something
  • v. to act in a cheeky manner
  • prep. An intensifying suffix.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A composition of condiments and appetizing ingredients eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for meat or fish or for puddings
  • n. Any garden vegetables eaten with meat.
  • n. Stewed or preserved fruit eaten with other food as a relish
  • n. Sauciness; impertinence.
  • n. A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.
  • transitive v. To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor.
  • transitive v. To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to.
  • transitive v. To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.
  • transitive v. To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To add a sauce or relish to; season; flavor.
  • To gratify; tickle (the palate).
  • To intermix or accompany with anything that gives piquancy or relish; hence, to make pungent, tart, or sharp.
  • To be saucy or pert to; treat saucily, or with impertinence; scold.
  • To cut up; carve; prepare for the table.
  • To make to pay or suffer.
  • n. A condiment, as salt or mustard; now, usually, an accompaniment to food, usually liquid or soft, and highly seasoned or flavored, eaten as a relish, an appetizer, or a digestive: as, mint-sauce; white sauce; lobster-sauce; sauce piquante.
  • n. Hence, specifically Garden vegetables or roots eaten with flesh-meat: also called garden-sauce.
  • n. Fruit stewed with sugar; a compote of fruit: as, apple-sauce.
  • n. Pertness; insolence; impudence, or pert or insolent language.
  • n. The soft green or yellowish substance of a lobster. See tomalley.
  • n. A mixture of flavoring ingredients used in the preparation of tobacco and snuff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. dress (food) with a relish
  • v. add zest or flavor to, make more interesting
  • v. behave saucily or impudently towards
  • n. flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *salsa, from Latin, feminine of salsus, past participle of sallere, to salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French sauce, from Vulgar Latin salsa, noun use of the feminine of Latin salsus ("salted"), past participle of saliō ("I salt"), from sal.


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