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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 ?
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.
19) Gemoll explains that Hermes, having offered all the meat as sacrifice to the Twelve Gods, remembers that he himself as one of them must be content with the savour instead of the substance of the sacrifice.
On the contrary, every person in this house was perfect master of his own time: and as he might at his pleasure satisfy all his appetites within the restrictions only of law, virtue, and religion; so he might, if his health required, or his inclination prompted him to temperance, or even to abstinence, absent himself from any meals, or retire from them, whenever he was so disposed, without even a sollicitation to the contrary: for, indeed, such sollicitations from superiors always savour very strongly of commands.
From you, my dearest dead ones, cometh unto me a sweet savour, heart- opening and melting.
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.
I yearn for it; and when I drink it I savour every drop, and afterwards I feel my soul swimming in ineffable happiness.
As he lit a pipe and walked to and fro, he felt that this new state of things lent a certain savour to life - took from it a certain sensation of finality not altogether agreeable, which his recent great achievements in the financial world seemed to have inspired.
The pursuit of my type gave a pleasant savour of life and interest to the air I breathed.
Take care, Lizzy; that speech savours strongly of disappointment.
Yes, I know--I know it well--that I ought not to say it, for to do so savours of free-thought; but why should that raven, Fate, croak out upon the fortunes of one person while she is yet in her mother's womb, while another person it permits to go forth in happiness from the home which has reared her?
Maybe it savours a little of free-thought, dearest; but, such ideas WILL keep arising in my mind and finding utterance in impetuous speech.
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