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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 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.
It is said to be of delicious flavor, and so fat as to burn like a candle, for which it is often used by the natives.
The first is the taste, Which is meager and hollow, but crisp: Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist, With a flavor of Will-o-the-wisp.
Oh, yes," she exclaimed, "I recognize the flavor of my nocturnal beverage which refreshed me so much, and seemed to ease my aching brain.
And have they all tasted of a slightly bitter flavor, like that of dried orange-peel?
Some wine merchants drop a few grains into claret, to flavor it.
As usual, I steeped myself in them, and the first runnings of my fancy when I began to pour it out afterwards were of their flavor.
The dishes were of precious metals set with brilliant jewels and the good things to eat which were placed upon them were countless in number and of exquisite flavor.
The horseflesh was appetizing and nourishing, the saltpeter flavor of the gunpowder they used instead of salt was even pleasant; there was no great cold, it was always warm walking in the daytime, and at night there were the campfires; the lice that devoured him warmed his body.
Yes, there's not the same flavor about me for him now.
sour, acrid, salt, sweet, bitter), yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted.
Even a little bit of flavor differentiation can boost sales.