Definitions

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.
  • 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.
  • n. A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Etymologies

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.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)

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  • Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until the sauce is the thickness you prefer.

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  • masculine noun, meaning willow tree

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