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savor

noun sa·vor \ˈsā-vər\

Simple Definition of savor

  • : a good taste or smell

  • : the quality that makes something interesting or enjoyable

Full Definition of savor

  1. 1 :  the taste or smell of something

  2. 2 :  a particular flavor or smell

  3. 3 :  a distinctive quality

sa·vor·less play \-ləs\ adjective
sa·vor·ous play \ˈsā-vər-əs, ˈsāv-rəs\ adjective

Examples of savor

  1. Without her love, life has lost its savor for me.

  2. <a gourmet who can identify the ingredients in any dish solely by their savor>



Variants of savor

also sa·vour play \ˈsā-vər\

Origin of savor

Middle English, from Anglo-French savur, from Latin sapor, from sapere to taste — more at sage


First Known Use: 13th century


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savor

verb sa·vor

Simple Definition of savor

  • : to enjoy the taste or smell of (something) for as long as possible

  • : to enjoy (something) for a long time

Full Definition of savor

sa·vored also sa·vouredsa·vor·ingplay also sa·vour·ing \ˈsā-vər-iŋ, ˈsāv-riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have a specified smell or quality :  smack

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to give flavor to :  season

  5. 2a :  to have experience of :  tasteb :  to taste or smell with pleasure :  relishc :  to delight in :  enjoy <savoring the moment>

sa·vor·er play \ˈsā-vər-ər\ noun

Examples of savor

  1. He savored the aroma of the baking pies.

  2. They savored every last morsel of food.

  3. She was just savoring the moment.

  4. The team is still savoring its victory.

  5. He savored the memories of his vacation.



14th Century

First Known Use of savor

14th century

Variants of savor

also savour



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