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relish

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noun rel·ish \ˈre-lish\

Definition of relish

  1. 1 :  characteristic flavor; especially :  pleasing or zestful flavor

  2. 2 :  a quantity just sufficient to flavor or characterize :  trace

  3. 3a :  enjoyment of or delight in something that satisfies one's tastes, inclinations, or desires eat with great relishb :  a strong liking :  inclination has little relish for sports

  4. 4a :  something adding a zestful flavor; especially :  a condiment (as of pickles or green tomatoes) eaten with other food to add flavorb :  appetizer, hors d'oeuvre

Examples of relish in a sentence

  1. I like to eat hot dogs with mustard and relish.

  2. She plays the role with great relish.

  3. He took particular relish in pointing out my error.

Origin and Etymology of relish

alteration of Middle English reles odor, taste, from Medieval French, something left behind, release — more at release


First Known Use: 1530


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relish

verb rel·ish

Definition of relish

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to add relish to

  3. 2 :  to be pleased or gratified by :  enjoy

  4. 3 :  to eat or drink with pleasure

  5. 4 :  to appreciate with taste and discernment

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to have a characteristic or pleasing taste

relishable

play \ˈre-li-shə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of relish in a sentence

  1. I relish traveling to new places.

  2. I don't relish the idea of working late tonight.

  3. He relishes the chance to compete again.

1586

First Known Use of relish

1586


RELISH Defined for English Language Learners

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relish

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noun rel·ish \ˈre-lish\

Definition of relish for English Language Learners

  • : a seasoned sauce that is used to add flavor to other foods and that is made of chopped fruit or vegetables; especially : such a sauce made from pickles

  • : enjoyment of or delight in something

  • : a feeling of liking something


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relish

verb rel·ish

Definition of relish for English Language Learners

  • : to enjoy or take pleasure in (something)


RELISH Defined for Kids

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relish

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noun rel·ish \ˈre-lish\

Definition of relish for Students

  1. 1 :  great enjoyment He plays the game with relish.

  2. 2 :  a highly seasoned food eaten with other food to add flavor


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relish

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verb rel·ish

Definition of relish for Students

relished

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relishing

  1. 1 :  to be pleased by :  enjoy She relishes the attention she's been getting.

  2. 2 :  to like the taste of



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