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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of savor

  1. 1 :  the taste or smell of something

  2. 2 :  a particular flavor or smell

  3. 3 :  a distinctive quality

savorless play \-ləs\ adjective
savorous play \ˈsā-vər-əs, ˈsāv-rəs\ adjective

Examples of savor in a sentence

  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 savour 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of savor

savored also savouredsavoringplay also savouring \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>

savorer play \ˈsā-vər-ər\ noun

Examples of savor in a sentence

  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


SAVOR Defined for Kids

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savor

play
noun sa·vor \ˈsā-vər\

Definition of savor for Students

  1. :  the taste or smell of something <… the air was full of the savor of clover fields … — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables> <the savor of fresh mint>




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savor

play
verb sa·vor

Definition of savor for Students

savoredsavoring

  1. 1 :  to taste or smell with pleasure <I savored my meal.>

  2. 2 :  to delight in <The team savored its victory.>





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