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sauce

 (sôs)
n.
1. A flavorful liquid or semisolid condiment or mixture of ingredients served as a topping or other accompaniment to food.
2. Stewed fruit, usually served with other foods.
3. Something that adds zest, flavor, or piquancy.
4. Informal Impudent speech or behavior; impertinence or sauciness.
5. Slang Alcoholic liquor.
tr.v. sauced, sauc·ing, sauc·es
1. To season or flavor with sauce.
2. To add piquancy or zest to.
3. Informal To be impertinent or impudent to.

[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.]

sauce

(sɔːs)
n
1. (Cookery) any liquid or semiliquid preparation eaten with food to enhance its flavour
2. (Cookery) anything that adds piquancy
3. (Cookery) US and Canadian stewed fruit
4. (Cookery) dialect US vegetables eaten with meat
5. informal impudent language or behaviour
vb (tr)
6. (Cookery) to prepare (food) with sauce
7. to add zest to
8. to make agreeable or less severe
9. informal to be saucy to
[C14: via Old French from Latin salsus salted, from salīre to sprinkle with salt, from sal salt]
ˈsauceless adj

sauce

(sɔs)

n., v. sauced, sauc•ing. n.
1. any liquid or semiliquid preparation, as gravy or a condiment, eaten as an accompaniment to food.
2. stewed fruit, usu. puréed: cranberry sauce.
3. something that adds piquance or zest.
4. Informal. impertinence; sauciness.
5. Slang. hard liquor (usu. prec. by the).
v.t.
6. to dress with a sauce.
[1300–50; < Middle French < Late Latin salsa, derivative of Latin salsus salted, past participle of sallere to salt]

sauce


Past participle: sauced
Gerund: saucing

Imperative
sauce
sauce
Present
I sauce
you sauce
he/she/it sauces
we sauce
you sauce
they sauce
Preterite
I sauced
you sauced
he/she/it sauced
we sauced
you sauced
they sauced
Present Continuous
I am saucing
you are saucing
he/she/it is saucing
we are saucing
you are saucing
they are saucing
Present Perfect
I have sauced
you have sauced
he/she/it has sauced
we have sauced
you have sauced
they have sauced
Past Continuous
I was saucing
you were saucing
he/she/it was saucing
we were saucing
you were saucing
they were saucing
Past Perfect
I had sauced
you had sauced
he/she/it had sauced
we had sauced
you had sauced
they had sauced
Future
I will sauce
you will sauce
he/she/it will sauce
we will sauce
you will sauce
they will sauce
Future Perfect
I will have sauced
you will have sauced
he/she/it will have sauced
we will have sauced
you will have sauced
they will have sauced
Future Continuous
I will be saucing
you will be saucing
he/she/it will be saucing
we will be saucing
you will be saucing
they will be saucing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been saucing
you have been saucing
he/she/it has been saucing
we have been saucing
you have been saucing
they have been saucing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been saucing
you will have been saucing
he/she/it will have been saucing
we will have been saucing
you will have been saucing
they will have been saucing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been saucing
you had been saucing
he/she/it had been saucing
we had been saucing
you had been saucing
they had been saucing
Conditional
I would sauce
you would sauce
he/she/it would sauce
we would sauce
you would sauce
they would sauce
Past Conditional
I would have sauced
you would have sauced
he/she/it would have sauced
we would have sauced
you would have sauced
they would have sauced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to foodsauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
anchovy sauce - made of white sauce and mashed anchovies
hot sauce - a pungent peppery sauce
hard sauce - butter and sugar creamed together with brandy or other flavoring and served with rich puddings
horseradish sauce, sauce Albert - creamy white sauce with horseradish and mustard
tartar sauce, tartare sauce - mayonnaise with chopped pickles and sometimes capers and shallots and parsley and hard-cooked egg; sauce for seafood especially fried fish
wine sauce - white or veloute sauce with wine and stock variously seasoned with onions and herbs; for fish or meat
marchand de vin, mushroom wine sauce - brown sauce with mushrooms and red wine or Madeira
bread sauce - creamy white sauce made with bread instead of flour and seasoned with cloves and onion
plum sauce - for Chinese dishes: plum preserves and chutney
peach sauce - for Chinese dishes: peach preserves and chutney
apricot sauce - for Chinese dishes: apricot preserves and chutney
pesto - a sauce typically served with pasta; contains crushed basil leaves and garlic and pine nuts and Parmesan cheese in olive oil
ravigote, ravigotte - veloute sauce seasoned with chopped chervil, chives, tarragon, shallots and capers
remoulade sauce - a mayonnaise sauce flavored with herbs and mustard and capers; served with e.g. salad and cold meat
dressing, salad dressing - savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
aioli, aioli sauce, garlic sauce - garlic mayonnaise
barbecue sauce - spicy sweet and sour sauce usually based on catsup or chili sauce
hollandaise - eggs and butter with lemon juice
bearnaise - a sauce like hollandaise but made with white wine and tarragon and shallots instead of lemon juice
Bercy, Bercy butter - butter creamed with white wine and shallots and parsley
bordelaise - brown sauce with beef marrow and red wine
bourguignon, bourguignon sauce, Burgundy sauce - reduced red wine with onions and parsley and thyme and butter
brown sauce, sauce Espagnole - bouillon or beef stock thickened with butter and flour roux and variously seasoned with herbs or Worcestershire etc.
Espagnole, sauce Espagnole - brown sauce with tomatoes and a caramelized mixture of minced carrots and onions and celery seasoned with Madeira
brown sauce, Chinese brown sauce - a sauce based on soy sauce
chocolate sauce, chocolate syrup - sauce made with unsweetened chocolate or cocoa and sugar and water
cocktail sauce, seafood sauce - usually catsup with horseradish and lemon juice
Colbert, Colbert butter - butter creamed with parsley and tarragon and beef extract
bechamel, bechamel sauce, white sauce - milk thickened with a butter and flour roux
demiglace, demi-glaze - sauce Espagnole with extra beef stock simmered down and seasoned with dry wine or sherry
gravy - a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats
pasta sauce, spaghetti sauce - any of numerous sauces for spaghetti or other kinds of pasta
mole - spicy sauce often containing chocolate
hunter's sauce, sauce chausseur - brown sauce and tomato puree with onions and mushrooms and dry white wine
mushroom sauce - brown sauce and sauteed mushrooms
mustard sauce - sauce of prepared mustard thinned with vinegar and vegetable oil with sugar and seasonings
Nantua, shrimp sauce - white sauce with whipping cream and shrimp butter
Hungarian sauce, paprika sauce - veloute sauce with sauteed chopped onion and paprika and cream
pepper sauce, Poivrade - for venison: brown sauce with sauteed vegetables and trimmings and marinade and plenty of pepper
Smitane - veloute or brown sauce with sauteed chopped onion and dry white wine and sour cream
Soubise, white onion sauce - veloute sauce with sauteed chopped onions and whipping cream
brown onion sauce, Lyonnaise sauce - brown sauce with sauteed chopped onions and parsley and dry white wine or vinegar
veloute - white sauce made with stock instead of milk
allemande, allemande sauce - egg-thickened veloute
Verb1.sauce - behave saucily or impudently towards
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
2.sauce - dress (food) with a relish
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"
flavor, flavour, season - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
3.sauce - add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; "sauce the roast"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

sauce

noun dressing, dip, relish, condiment, jus (French) pasta cooked in a sauce of garlic

Sauces

apple, à la king, barbecue, Béarnaise, béchamel, black bean, bolognese or bolognaise, Bordelaise, brandy butter or hard sauce, bread, brown, chasseur, chaudfroid, cheese, chilli, chocolate, chow-chow, coulis, cranberry, cream, creole, cumberland, curry, custard, French dressing, fudge, gravy, hoisin, hollandaise, horseradish, ketchup, mayonnaise, Melba sauce, mint, mornay, mousseline, nam pla or fish sauce, orange, oyster, pesto, piccalilli, red pesto, rémoulade, Russian dressing, sabayon, salad cream, salad dressing, salsa, salsa verde, soubise, soy sauce, shoyu, or tamari, suprême, sweet-and-sour, Tabasco (trademark), tartare, tomato, velouté, verjuice sauce, vinaigrette, white, wine, Worcester or Worcestershire

sauce

nounverb
Informal. To utter an impertinent rejoinder:
Informal: sass.
Idiom: give someone lip.
Translations
صَلْصَةصَلْصَه، مَرَق
omáčka
sovs
kastikesoppa
umak
mártásszemtelenségszósz
sósa
ソース
소스
sucus
prikaistuvis
mērce
sos
omáčka
omaka
sås
น้ำปรุงรส
xốt

sauce

[sɔːs]
A. N
1. (savoury) → salsa f; (sweet) → crema f
tomato saucesalsa f de tomate; (= ketchup) → salsa f de tomate, ketchup m
chocolate saucecrema f de chocolate
what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the ganderlo que es bueno para uno es bueno para el otro
see also apple B
see also cheese C
see also cranberry B
see also mint 2 B
see also orange C
see also soya B
see also white C
2. (o.f.) (= impudence) → frescura f, descaro m
what sauce!¡qué frescura!
none of your sauce!¡eres un fresco!
3. (US) (= drink) the saucela bebida, la priva (Sp)
to hit the sauce; to be on the sauceempinar el codo, darle a la bebida, darle a la priva (Sp)
B. CPD sauce boat Nsalsera f

sauce

[ˈsɔːs] n (to eat)sauce f
pasta with tomato sauce → des pâtes à la sauce tomate
pasta with a seafood sauce → des pâtes aux fruits de mer
chocolate sauce → sauce f au chocolat

sauce

n
Soße f, → Sauce f; white sauceMehlsoße f; what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander (Prov) → was dem einen recht ist, ist dem anderen billig (prov)
no pl (inf, = cheek) → Frechheit f; none of your sauce!werd bloß nicht frech! (inf)
(US inf: = alcohol) → Alk m (sl), → Stoff m (inf); to be on the saucesaufen (inf)

sauce

:
sauce boat
nSauciere f
saucebox
n (inf)Frechdachs m

sauce

[sɔːs] n
a. (containing meat, fish) → sugo
tomato sauce → salsa di pomodoro
b. (fam) (impudence) → faccia tosta

sauce

(soːs) noun
a usually thick liquid that is poured over other food in order to add moisture and flavour. tomato sauce; an expert at making sauces.
ˈsaucy adjective
slightly rude. a saucy remark.
ˈsaucily adverb
ˈsauciness noun
ˈsaucepan (-pən) , ((American) -pan) noun
a deep pan usually with a long handle for boiling or stewing food.

sauce

صَلْصَة omáčka sovs Soße σάλτσα salsa kastike sauce umak salsa ソース 소스 saus saus sos molho соус sås น้ำปรุงรส sos xốt 酱汁
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The land literally flowed with milk and honey on such occasions, for the lads were not required to sit at table, but allowed to partake of refreshment as they liked--freedom being the sauce best beloved by the boyish soul.
In his devouring mind's eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce.
They did not know that the quicker a fresh-water fish is on the fire after he is caught the better he is; and they reflected little upon what a sauce open-air sleeping, open-air exercise, bathing, and a large ingredient of hunger make, too.
He seized a tureen of hot apple sauce (the first thing that came under his gripe) and dashed it full against the speaker's face and neck; who instantly commenced a lament that brought Isabella and Catherine hurrying to the place.
Not a mouthful of that lovely young fowl and bread sauce did they set a fork into yesterday--and the poor woman fair invented a pudding for them--and back it's sent.
Scanty and insufficient suppers those, and innocent of meat, as of most other sauce to wretched bread.
On the last Sunday, they invited me to dinner; and we had a loin of pork and apple sauce, and a pudding.
As I watched them while they all stood clustering about the forge, enjoying themselves so much, I thought what terrible good sauce for a dinner my fugitive friend on the marshes was.
It is a solemn thought,--and the finest poem that was ever written came out of a grey pulpy mass such as we make brain sauce of.
One more word of your sauce, and I'll call you down and fight you.
My dear mistress," replied the bird, "your cooks are very good and you can safely leave all to them, except that you must be careful to have a dish of cucumbers, stuffed with pearl sauce, served with the first course.
When they feast a friend they kill an ox, and set immediately a quarter of him raw upon the table (for their most elegant treat is raw beef newly killed) with pepper and salt; the gall of the ox serves them for oil and vinegar; some, to heighten the delicacy of the entertainment, add a kind of sauce, which they call manta, made of what they take out of the guts of the ox; this they set on the fire, with butter, salt, pepper, and onion.