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rel·ish

 (rĕl′ĭsh)
n.
1.
a. Hearty enjoyment or appreciation: "pausing with the relish of a man who knows he's about to get off a zinger" (Tad Friend). See Synonyms at zest.
b. Something that lends pleasure or zest: The fact that the opposing team is our longtime rival was an added relish to our victory.
c. A keen liking for something: a relish for adventure.
2.
a. A spicy or savory condiment or appetizer, such as chutney or olives.
b. A condiment of chopped sweet pickles.
3. Archaic
a. The flavor of a food, especially when appetizing.
b. A trace or suggestion of a pleasurable quality.
v. rel·ished, rel·ish·ing, rel·ish·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To take keen pleasure in; enjoy fully: relished every minute of their vacation.
b. To be pleased with or look forward to: I don't relish speaking with that student's parents about his behavior.
2. Archaic To give spice or flavor to.
v.intr.
Archaic To have a pleasing or distinctive taste.

[Alteration of Middle English reles, taste, from Old French, something remaining, from relaissier, to leave behind; see release.]

relish

(ˈrɛlɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to savour or enjoy (an experience) to the full
2. to anticipate eagerly; look forward to
3. to enjoy the taste or flavour of (food, etc); savour
4. (Cookery) to give appetizing taste or flavour to (food), by or as if by the addition of pickles or spices
n
5. liking or enjoyment, as of something eaten or experienced (esp in the phrase with relish)
6. pleasurable anticipation: he didn't have much relish for the idea.
7. (Cookery) an appetizing or spicy food added to a main dish to enhance its flavour
8. an appetizing taste or flavour
9. a zestful trace or touch: there was a certain relish in all his writing.
10. (Classical Music) music (in English lute, viol, and keyboard music of the 16th and 17th centuries) a trilling ornament, used esp at cadences
[C16: from earlier reles aftertaste, from Old French: something remaining, from relaisser to leave behind; see release]
ˈrelishable adj

rel•ish

(ˈrɛl ɪʃ)

n.
1. enjoyment of the taste of something: to eat with relish.
2. pleasurable appreciation of anything; liking.
3.
a. something savory or appetizing added to a meal, as olives or pickles.
b. a sweet or pungent pickle made of various usu. chopped vegetables.
4. a pleasing or appetizing flavor.
5. a pleasing or enjoyable quality.
6. a taste or flavor.
7. a trace or touch of something.
v.t.
8. to take pleasure in; enjoy.
9. to make pleasing to the taste.
10. to like the taste of.
v.i.
11. to have taste or flavor.
[1520–30; alter. of Middle English reles aftertaste, scent < Old French, variant of relais remainder, that left behind]

relish

- First meant "odor, scent," then "taste, flavor."
See also related terms for scent.

relish


Past participle: relished
Gerund: relishing

Imperative
relish
relish
Present
I relish
you relish
he/she/it relishes
we relish
you relish
they relish
Preterite
I relished
you relished
he/she/it relished
we relished
you relished
they relished
Present Continuous
I am relishing
you are relishing
he/she/it is relishing
we are relishing
you are relishing
they are relishing
Present Perfect
I have relished
you have relished
he/she/it has relished
we have relished
you have relished
they have relished
Past Continuous
I was relishing
you were relishing
he/she/it was relishing
we were relishing
you were relishing
they were relishing
Past Perfect
I had relished
you had relished
he/she/it had relished
we had relished
you had relished
they had relished
Future
I will relish
you will relish
he/she/it will relish
we will relish
you will relish
they will relish
Future Perfect
I will have relished
you will have relished
he/she/it will have relished
we will have relished
you will have relished
they will have relished
Future Continuous
I will be relishing
you will be relishing
he/she/it will be relishing
we will be relishing
you will be relishing
they will be relishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been relishing
you have been relishing
he/she/it has been relishing
we have been relishing
you have been relishing
they have been relishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been relishing
you will have been relishing
he/she/it will have been relishing
we will have been relishing
you will have been relishing
they will have been relishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been relishing
you had been relishing
he/she/it had been relishing
we had been relishing
you had been relishing
they had been relishing
Conditional
I would relish
you would relish
he/she/it would relish
we would relish
you would relish
they would relish
Past Conditional
I would have relished
you would have relished
he/she/it would have relished
we would have relished
you would have relished
they would have relished

relish

A spicy sauce made with fruit or vegetables.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relish - vigorous and enthusiastic enjoymentrelish - vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
enjoyment - the pleasure felt when having a good time
enthusiasm - a feeling of excitement
2.relish - spicy or savory condiment
olive - one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
pickle - vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
chowchow - chopped pickles in mustard sauce
pickle relish - relish of chopped (usually sweet) pickles
piccalilli - relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion
3.relish - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouthrelish - 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
Verb1.relish - derive or receive pleasure fromrelish - derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
feast one's eyes - look at with great enjoyment; "She feasted her eyes on the Tuscan landscape"
devour - enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels"

relish

verb
1. enjoy, like, prefer, taste, appreciate, savour, revel in, luxuriate in He ate quietly, relishing his meal.
enjoy dislike, loathe, be unenthusiastic about
2. look forward to, fancy, long for, delight in, count the days until, anticipate with pleasure, lick your lips over She is not relishing the prospect of another spell in prison.
noun
1. enjoyment, liking, love, taste, fancy, stomach, appetite, appreciation, penchant, zest, fondness, gusto, predilection, zing (informal), partiality The three men ate with relish.
enjoyment dislike, loathing, distaste
2. condiment, seasoning, sauce, appetizer pots of spicy relish

relish

noun
1. A liking for something:
2. Spirited enjoyment:
3. A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense:
verb
1. To receive pleasure from:
Informal: go for.
Slang: dig.
2. To be avidly interested in:
Translations
تَمَتُّع، إسْتِمتاع، مُتْعَهمَذاق، نَكْهَهيَسْتَمْتِع، يَسْتَطيب، يَتَلَذَذ
vychutnávatchuťochucenípříchuťradovat se
kryddersovsnydenydelse
bragîbætir, kryddsósalyst, ánægjanjóta
gardžiuotismėgautispasigardžiavimaspasimėgavimasužkulas
baudabaudītgaršaizbaudītizgaršot
büyük zevk almakçok hoşlanmakhoşlanmayemeğe tat katan şeyzevk

relish

[ˈrelɪʃ]
A. N
1. (= distinctive flavour) → sabor m
2. (= gusto, enthusiasm) → entusiasmo m
to do sth with relishhacer algo de buena gana
to eat sth with relishcomer algo con apetito
hunting has no relish for me nowya no disfruto tanto cazando
3. (= sauce) → salsa f
B. VT
1. (= taste, savour) [+ a good meal] → saborear
2. (= like) I don't relish the idea of staying up all nightno me hace gracia la idea de estar levantado toda la noche

relish

[ˈrɛlɪʃ]
n
(= food) → condiment m
(= enjoyment) → délectation f
with relish → avec délectation
vt
(= enjoy) [+ idea, prospect, challenge] → savourer
She relishes the challenge → Elle savoure le défi.
She didn't relish the idea of going on her own
BUT Elle ne goûtait guère l'idée d'y aller toute seule.
Jacqueline is not relishing the prospect of another exam
BUT Jacqueline ne goûte guère la perspective d'un autre examen.
to relish doing sth → se délecter de faire qch

relish

n
(= enjoyment)Geschmack m, → Gefallen m (→ for an +dat); to do something with (great) relishetw mit (großem) Genuss tun; he rubbed his hands with relish at the prospecter rieb sich (dat)beim Gedanken daran genüsslich die Hände; he ate with (great) relisher aß mit großem Genuss or Appetit; he had no relish for such activitieser fand an solchen Dingen keinen Geschmack or Gefallen
(Cook) → Soße f; (= spiciness)Würze f; (fig: = charm) → Reiz m; tomato/fruit relishTomaten-/Obstchutney nt; hunger is the best relish (prov) → Hunger ist der beste Koch (prov); it had lost all relish (for me) (fig)das hatte für mich jeglichen Reiz verloren
vtgenießen; food, wine alsosich (dat)schmecken lassen; idea, role, taskgroßen Gefallen finden an (+dat); I don’t relish doing that (= enjoy)das ist gar nicht nach meinem Geschmack; (= look forward to)darauf freue ich mich überhaupt nicht; I don’t relish the thought of getting up at 5 a.mder Gedanke, um 5 Uhr aufzustehen, behagt or schmeckt (inf)mir gar nicht

relish

[ˈrɛlɪʃ]
1. n
a. relish (for)gusto (per)
to do sth with relish → fare qc con diletto
b. (sauce) → condimento, salsa
2. vt (food, wine) → gustare (fig) (like) I don't relish the ideal'idea non è allettante
he relishes the challenge → lo attrae la sfida

relish

(ˈreliʃ) verb
to enjoy greatly. He relishes his food; I relished the thought of telling my husband about my promotion.
noun
1. pleasure; enjoyment. He ate the food with great relish; I have no relish for such a boring task.
2. a strong flavour, or a sauce etc for adding flavour.
References in classic literature ?
Deep down in each of them there was a kind of hearty joviality, a relish of life, not over-delicate, but very invigorating.
He was childishly gratified to discover her appetite, and to see the relish with which she ate the food which he had procured for her.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
Ichabod, who had no relish for this strange midnight companion, and bethought himself of the adventure of Brom Bones with the Galloping Hessian, now quickened his steed in hopes of leaving him behind.
While their masters, the mates, seemed afraid of the sound of the hinges of their own jaws, the harpooneers chewed their food with such a relish that there was a report to it.
answered the Guernsey-man, who did not seem to relish the job he was at very much.
The police station being crowded to the doors, and stinking with "bums," Jurgis did not relish staying there to sleep off his liquor, and sent for Halloran, who called up the district leader and had Jurgis bailed out by telephone at four o'clock in the morning.
It was hard to associate them with anything cruel or dreadful; and yet they dealt in tales of blood and suffering with a guileless relish that made me almost forget to shudder.
The minister gave out the hymn, and read it through with a relish, in a peculiar style which was much ad- mired in that part of the country.
It is made from the purest ingredients, and if desired could be eaten by an invalid with relish and profit.
I looked for home elsewhere, and was confident of finding none which I should relish less than the one which I was leaving.
And for a little while she hoped he would not talk of it, and that a silent rumination might suffice to restore him to the relish of his own smooth gruel.