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sa·vour

 (sā′vər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of savor.

savour

(ˈseɪvə) or

savor

n
1. the quality in a substance that is perceived by the sense of taste or smell
2. a specific taste or smell: the savour of lime.
3. a slight but distinctive quality or trace
4. the power to excite interest: the savour of wit has been lost.
5. archaic reputation
vb
6. (often foll by: of) to possess the taste or smell (of)
7. (often foll by: of) to have a suggestion (of)
8. (Cookery) (tr) to give a taste to; season
9. (tr) to taste or smell, esp appreciatively
10. (tr) to relish or enjoy
[C13: from Old French savour, from Latin sapor taste, from sapere to taste]
ˈsavourless, ˈsavorless adj
ˈsavorous adj

savour


Past participle: savoured
Gerund: savouring

Imperative
savour
savour
Present
I savour
you savour
he/she/it savours
we savour
you savour
they savour
Preterite
I savoured
you savoured
he/she/it savoured
we savoured
you savoured
they savoured
Present Continuous
I am savouring
you are savouring
he/she/it is savouring
we are savouring
you are savouring
they are savouring
Present Perfect
I have savoured
you have savoured
he/she/it has savoured
we have savoured
you have savoured
they have savoured
Past Continuous
I was savouring
you were savouring
he/she/it was savouring
we were savouring
you were savouring
they were savouring
Past Perfect
I had savoured
you had savoured
he/she/it had savoured
we had savoured
you had savoured
they had savoured
Future
I will savour
you will savour
he/she/it will savour
we will savour
you will savour
they will savour
Future Perfect
I will have savoured
you will have savoured
he/she/it will have savoured
we will have savoured
you will have savoured
they will have savoured
Future Continuous
I will be savouring
you will be savouring
he/she/it will be savouring
we will be savouring
you will be savouring
they will be savouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been savouring
you have been savouring
he/she/it has been savouring
we have been savouring
you have been savouring
they have been savouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been savouring
you will have been savouring
he/she/it will have been savouring
we will have been savouring
you will have been savouring
they will have been savouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been savouring
you had been savouring
he/she/it had been savouring
we had been savouring
you had been savouring
they had been savouring
Conditional
I would savour
you would savour
he/she/it would savour
we would savour
you would savour
they would savour
Past Conditional
I would have savoured
you would have savoured
he/she/it would have savoured
we would have savoured
you would have savoured
they would have savoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savour - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouthsavour - 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.savour - have flavor; taste of something
smack, taste - have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
2.savour - give taste to
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.savour - taste appreciatively; "savor the soup"
taste - perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
4.savour - derive or receive pleasure fromsavour - 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"

savour

verb
1. relish, like, delight in, revel in, luxuriate in, gloat over We won't pretend we savour the prospect of a month in prison.
2. enjoy, appreciate, relish, delight in, revel in, partake of, drool over, luxuriate in, enjoy to the full, smack your lips over Savour the flavour of each mouthful.
noun
1. flavour, taste, smell, relish, smack, zest, tang, zing (informal), piquancy The rich savour of the beans give this dish its character.
2. zest, interest, spice, excitement, salt, flavour Life without Anna had no savour.
Translations
يَتَذَوَّق، يَتَلَذَّذ
vychutnávat si
nyde
ízlel
njóta bragîsins á
kvepėtiragautiužkanda
baudītizgaršotnobaudīt
kurtarıcı

savour

savor (US) [ˈseɪvəʳ]
A. Nsabor m, gusto m
to add savour to sthdar sabor a algo
it has lost its savourha perdido su sabor
B. VTsaborear

savour

[ˈseɪvər] (British) savor (US)
nsaveur f, goût m
vt
[+ food, drink] → savourer
(= enjoy) [+ experience, prospect] → savourer

savour

, (US) savor
n
Geschmack m; a savour of garlicein Knoblauchgeschmack m
(slight trace) → Spur f; there is a savour of pride in everything he saysin allem, was er sagt, schwingt ein gewisser Stolz mit
(= enjoyable quality)Reiz m
vt
(form)kosten (geh), → verkosten (form); aroma (of food)riechen
(fig liter)genießen, auskosten
vi to savour of something (fig liter)etw ahnen lassen

savour

savor (Am) [ˈseɪvəʳ]
1. nsapore m, gusto
2. vt (also) (fig) → assaporare, gustare
3. vi to savour of sthsapere di qc

savour

(American) savor (ˈseivə) verb
to eat, drink usually slowly in order to appreciate taste or quality. He savoured the delicious soup.
ˈsavoury adjective
having a usually salty or sharp, but not sweet, taste or smell. a savoury omelette.
noun
something savoury served with eg alcoholic drinks.
savour of
to have a suggestion or give an impression of (usually something bad). Their action savours of rebellion.
References in classic literature ?
His reminiscences of good cheer, however ancient the date of the actual banquet, seemed to bring the savour of pig or turkey under one's very nostrils.
There was an earthy savour in the air, a chilly bareness in the place, which associated itself somehow with too much getting up by candle-light, and not too much to eat.
What with the novelty of this cookery, the excellence of it, the bustle of it, the frequent starting up to look after it, the frequent sitting down to dispose of it as the crisp slices came off the gridiron hot and hot, the being so busy, so flushed with the fire, so amused, and in the midst of such a tempting noise and savour, we reduced the leg of mutton to the bone.
EVE, now I see thou art exact of taste, And elegant, of Sapience no small part, Since to each meaning savour we apply, And Palate call judicious; I the praise Yeild thee, so well this day thou hast purvey'd.
Specially hath this proud man extended his glove over the children of Judah, as holy David over Edom, holding the murder of a Jew to be all offering of as sweet savour as the death of a Saracen.
And he has also left other directions which the clergy of the village say should not and must not be obeyed because they savour of paganism.
the liver of which, prepared by itself, was most delicious), and fillets of the emperor-holocanthus, the savour of which seemed to me superior even to salmon.
But it is just in that cold, abominable half despair, half belief, in that conscious burying oneself alive for grief in the underworld for forty years, in that acutely recognised and yet partly doubtful hopelessness of one's position, in that hell of unsatisfied desires turned inward, in that fever of oscillations, of resolutions determined for ever and repented of again a minute later--that the savour of that strange enjoyment of which I have spoken lies.
All day long the atmosphere of the house is loaded with the savour of roasting meats till it groans again, yard and all; but by night they sleep on their well made bedsteads, each with his own wife between the blankets.
A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savour of it.
Jacob, you understand, was not an intense idiot, but within a certain limited range knew how to choose the good and reject the evil: he took one lozenge, by way of test, and sucked it as if he had been a philosopher; then, in as great an ecstacy at its new and complex savour as Caliban at the taste of Trinculo's wine, chuckled and stroked this suddenly beneficent brother, and held out his hand for more; for, except in fits of anger, Jacob was not ferocious or needlessly predatory.
If they observed this duty conscientiously, they would give us fewer pictures chequered with vivid contrasts of light and shade; they would seldom elevate their heroes and heroines to the heights of rapture--still seldomer sink them to the depths of despair; for if we rarely taste the fulness of joy in this life, we yet more rarely savour the acrid bitterness of hopeless anguish; unless, indeed, we have plunged like beasts into sensual indulgence, abused, strained, stimulated, again overstrained, and, at last, destroyed our faculties for enjoyment; then, truly, we may find ourselves without support, robbed of hope.