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fla·vor

 (flā′vər)
n.
1. Distinctive taste; savor: a flavor of smoke in bacon.
2. A distinctive yet intangible quality felt to be characteristic of a given thing: "What matters in literature ... is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or color of a particular human suffering" (Harold Bloom).
3. A flavoring: contains no artificial flavors.
4. Physics
a. Any of six types of quark (down, up, strange, charm, bottom, top), distinguished by generation, electric charge, and mass.
b. Any of six types of lepton (electron, electron neutrino, muon, muon neutrino, tauon, tau neutrino), distinguished by generation, electric charge, and mass.
5. Archaic Aroma; fragrance.
tr.v. fla·vored, fla·vor·ing, fla·vors
To give flavor to.

[Middle English flavour, aroma, from Old French flaor (perhaps influenced in form by Middle English savour, taste, savor), from Vulgar Latin *flātor, from Latin flāre, to blow; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

fla′vor·er n.
fla′vor·less adj.
fla′vor·ous (-əs), fla′vor·some (-səm) adj.
fla′vor·y adj.

fla•vor

(ˈfleɪ vər)

n.
1. taste, esp. the distinctive taste of something as it is experienced in the mouth.
2. a substance or extract that provides a particular taste; flavoring.
3. the characteristic quality of a thing: to capture the flavor of an experience.
4. a particular quality noticeable in a thing: language with a strong nautical flavor.
5. Physics.
a. a property that distinguishes among the six kinds of quark: up, down, strange, charmed, bottom, and top.
b. a property that distinguishes among the three kinds of lepton: electron, muon, and tauon.
6. Archaic. smell; odor; aroma.
v.t.
7. to give flavor to (something).
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French fla(o)ur < Vulgar Latin *flātor stench, alter. of Latin flātus blowing, breathing; see flatus]
fla′vor•ful, fla′vor•some, adj.
fla′vor•ful•ly, adv.
fla′vor•less, adj.

flavor


Past participle: flavored
Gerund: flavoring

Imperative
flavor
flavor
Present
I flavor
you flavor
he/she/it flavors
we flavor
you flavor
they flavor
Preterite
I flavored
you flavored
he/she/it flavored
we flavored
you flavored
they flavored
Present Continuous
I am flavoring
you are flavoring
he/she/it is flavoring
we are flavoring
you are flavoring
they are flavoring
Present Perfect
I have flavored
you have flavored
he/she/it has flavored
we have flavored
you have flavored
they have flavored
Past Continuous
I was flavoring
you were flavoring
he/she/it was flavoring
we were flavoring
you were flavoring
they were flavoring
Past Perfect
I had flavored
you had flavored
he/she/it had flavored
we had flavored
you had flavored
they had flavored
Future
I will flavor
you will flavor
he/she/it will flavor
we will flavor
you will flavor
they will flavor
Future Perfect
I will have flavored
you will have flavored
he/she/it will have flavored
we will have flavored
you will have flavored
they will have flavored
Future Continuous
I will be flavoring
you will be flavoring
he/she/it will be flavoring
we will be flavoring
you will be flavoring
they will be flavoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flavoring
you have been flavoring
he/she/it has been flavoring
we have been flavoring
you have been flavoring
they have been flavoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flavoring
you will have been flavoring
he/she/it will have been flavoring
we will have been flavoring
you will have been flavoring
they will have been flavoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flavoring
you had been flavoring
he/she/it had been flavoring
we had been flavoring
you had been flavoring
they had been flavoring
Conditional
I would flavor
you would flavor
he/she/it would flavor
we would flavor
you would flavor
they would flavor
Past Conditional
I would have flavored
you would have flavored
he/she/it would have flavored
we would have flavored
you would have flavored
they would have flavored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flavor - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on peopleflavor - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
ambiance, ambience, atmosphere - a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement"
Hollywood - a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry; "some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood"
Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation
2.flavor - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouthflavor - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
lemon - a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
vanilla - a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
3.flavor - (physics) the six kinds of quarks
kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
charm - (physics) one of the six flavors of quark
strangeness - (physics) one of the six flavors of quark
high energy physics, high-energy physics, particle physics - the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
Verb1.flavor - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
sauce - dress (food) with a relish
curry - season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
resinate - impregnate with resin to give a special flavor to; "Greek wines are often resinated"
spice up, zest, spice - add herbs or spices to
savour, savor - give taste to
salt - add salt to

flavor

noun
1. A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense:
2. A distinctive yet intangible quality deemed typical of a given thing:
3. A substance that imparts taste:
verb
To impart flavor to:
Translations
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flavour

noun (American) flavor (ˈfleivə)
1. taste. The tea has a wonderful flavour.
2. atmosphere; quality. an Eastern flavour.
verb
to give flavour to. She flavoured the cake with lemon.
ˈflavouring , (American) flavoring noun
anything used to give a particular taste. lemon flavouring.

flavor

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fla·vor

n. sabor, gusto.

flavor

n sabor m; cherry-flavored, lemon-flavored, etc. con sabor a cereza, con sabor a limón, etc.
References in classic literature ?
There's fresh sassafras boughs for the ladies to sit on, which may not be as proud as their my-hog-guinea chairs, but which sends up a sweeter flavor, than the skin of any hog can do, be it of Guinea, or be it of any other land.
As she opened the door, a strong flavor of that toilet soap and eau de Cologne with which Whiskey Dick was in the habit of gracefully effacing the traces of dissipation made known his presence.
Hepzibah, on learning the fact, took possession of the egg and appropriated it to Clifford's breakfast, on account of a certain delicacy of flavor, for which, as she affirmed, these eggs had always been famous.
There was a fishy flavor to the milk, too, which I could not at all account for, till one morning happening to take a stroll along the beach among some fishermen's boats, I saw Hosea's brindled cow feeding on fish remnants, and marching along the sand with each foot in a cod's decapitated head, looking very slip-shod, I assure ye.
Some wine merchants drop a few grains into claret, to flavor it.
They had always been accustomed to eat a great deal of smoked sausage, and how could they know that what they bought in America was not the same--that its color was made by chemicals, and its smoky flavor by more chemicals, and that it was full of "potato flour" besides?
She still drops a foreign word into her talk now and then, and there is still a subtle foreign flavor or fragrance about even her exactest English - and long may this abide
X always spoke English to Germans, but his plan was to turn the sentence wrong end first and upside down, according to German construction, and sprinkle in a German word without any essential meaning to it, here and there, by way of flavor.
She was so overcome by the splendor of his achieve- ment that she took him into the closet and selected a choice apple and delivered it to him, along with an improving lecture upon the added value and flavor a treat took to itself when it came without sin through virtuous effort.
It had been hard though sweet labor to take armfuls of "stickins" and "cutrounds" from the mill to this secluded spot, and that it had been done mostly after supper in the dusk of the evenings gave it a still greater flavor.
His 'taters and cabbages is twice th' size of any one else's an' they've got a flavor with 'em as nobody's has.
He recovered the lost sense of the flavor of his cigar, and recalled his wandering attention to the question of his approaching absence from Aldborough.