Savor : Definition

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Definitions of Savor

Pronunciation : Sa"vor
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. savour, savor, savur, OF. savor, savour, F. saveur, fr. L. sapor, fr. sapere to taste, savor. See Sage, a., and cf. Sapid, Insipid, Sapor.] [Written also savour.]
Definition : 1. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor. I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. Shak.

2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like. Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of heaven perpetually upon my spirit Baxter.

3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.] "Beyond my savor." Herbert.

4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.] She shall no savor have therein but lite. Chaucer.

Syn. -- Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sa"vor
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. OF. savorer, F. savourer. See Savor, n.] [Written also savour.]
Definition : 1. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.

2. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of. This savors not much of distraction. Shak. I have rejected everything that savors of party. Addison.

3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.] By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring, and feeling. Chaucer.

i. [imp. & p. p. Savored; p. pr. & vb. n. Savoring.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sa"vor
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

2. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of. [R.] That cuts us off from hope, and savors only Rancor and pride, impatience and despite. Milton.

3. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor. [R.] Shak.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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