noun sa·vor \ˈsā-vər\

: a good taste or smell

: the quality that makes something interesting or enjoyable

Full Definition of SAVOR

:  the taste or smell of something
:  a particular flavor or smell
:  a distinctive quality
sa·vor·less \-ləs\ adjective
sa·vor·ous \ˈsā-vər-əs, ˈsāv-rəs\ adjective

Variants of SAVOR

sa·vor also sa·vour \ˈsā-vər\

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>

Origin of SAVOR

Middle English, from Anglo-French savur, from Latin sapor, from sapere to taste — more at sage
First Known Use: 13th century



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

: to enjoy (something) for a long time

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

Full Definition of SAVOR

intransitive verb
:  to have a specified smell or quality :  smack
transitive verb
:  to give flavor to :  season
a :  to have experience of :  taste
b :  to taste or smell with pleasure :  relish
c :  to delight in :  enjoy <savoring the moment>
sa·vor·er \ˈsā-vər-ər\ noun

Variants of SAVOR

savor also savour

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.

First Known Use of SAVOR

14th century


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