sauce

noun
\ ˈsȯs , usually ˈsas for sense 4\

Definition of sauce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a condiment or relish for food especially : a fluid dressing or topping
2 : something that adds zest or piquancy
3 : stewed fruit eaten with other food or as a dessert
4 : pert or impudent language or actions
5 slang : liquor used with the

sauce

verb
\ ˈsȯs , usually ˈsas for sense 3\
sauced; saucing

Definition of sauce (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to dress with relish or seasoning
b : to cover or serve with a sauce
2a archaic : to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics of
b : to give zest or piquancy to
3 : to be rude or impudent to

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Synonyms for sauce

Synonyms: Noun

dressing, gravy

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Examples of sauce in a Sentence

Noun

She tried several sauces before she found one she liked. chicken in a cream sauce Cover the strawberries with the chocolate sauce. This pizza needs more sauce. I've had enough of your sauce!
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Serve drizzled with additional hot sauce and with celery, cucumbers, and other veggies for dipping. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Food + Drinks," 27 Dec. 2018 His typical spread included barbecue, tacos, tamales, pork rinds with hot sauce, with a healthy complement of blue bell ice cream and Klondike bars. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of George P. Bush's Eulogy for His Grandfather, George H.W. Bush," 6 Dec. 2018 In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, cream, milk, salt and hot sauce (a hand blender is quicker than a whisk). Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Food waste, and what to do about it — plus the best recipe for using up stale bread," 2 Oct. 2018 The restaurant is known for its hippie decor, much of it donated by fans, and from-scratch comfort food like steaks branded with peace signs, Wavy Gravy Fries and Lava Lamp Wings dripping with garlic hot sauce. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Tie Dye Grill is closing, for good this time. Say goodbye to one of Indy's best tenderloins.," 9 July 2018 Even the camp doctors were awed by a few refugees who doused their own hemorrhoids with hot sauce from the tiny Tabasco bottles that came with their military rations. Brenda Medina And Glenn Garvin, miamiherald, "Trump dialed it up to 10, but his predecessors often treated migrants with disdain," 2 July 2018 According to a Facebook post the police department published Thursday morning: hot sauce, syrup, rubber bands, plastic silverware, toilet paper and confetti were among the many objects that were thrown all over the property. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delafield homeowner shocked by extensive vandalism at his home: 'This wasn't just a prank'," 28 June 2018 Growth in sales at retailers and to commercial customers such as restaurants and food manufacturers was led by incremental sales in McCormick’s Frank’s hot sauce and French’s mustard portfolio, which added 13 percent to the increase. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "McCormick & Co. reports double-digit boost in second quarter sales and profits," 28 June 2018 Add the shallot, garlic cloves, olive oil, vinegar and hot pepper sauce to the food processor. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Some top veggies to load up on: The Healthiest Way to Add Sauce My favorite way to sauce any kind of pasta is to buy plain jarred tomato sauce and add sautéed or simmered veggies. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The Healthiest Ways to Eat Pasta, According to a Nutritionist," 2 Nov. 2018 The iteration at MeMe’s is everything meatloaf ought to be but too seldom is: juicy throughout, well seasoned, tasting deeply of umami and generously sauced. Priya Krishna, WSJ, "Meatloaf Transcendent," 6 Sep. 2018 Add chopped chives to vinaigrette just prior to saucing the asparagus and scallops. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "The Sea Grill's Grilled Day Boat Sea Scallops," 1 May 2010 The crisp fries were sauced with a velvety white cheddar sauce, topped with crisp goetta, cheese curds and scallions. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Clyborne Provisions and Spirits is a suburban surprise," 27 June 2018 The meat can be injected or bagged overnight with a marinade, sauced, brined, coated with a layer of dry rub or subjected to any other sort of Frankenstein experimentation. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "Add a little more flavor to your grill with fragrant ingredients," 2 July 2018 After 1 hour wrapped, remove the foil and sauce the ribs with the BBQ sauce and dust with Dizzy Dust. 8. Fox News, "John McLemore's Independence Day cookout," 1 July 2018 El Patrón serves chips with a sweet-ish tomato-sauced salsa for diners who avoid spice, and another red salsa, in a squeeze bottle, with a respectable kick. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "El Patrón in Walker's Point is a new but familiar Mexican restaurant," 19 June 2018 That means saucing it sparingly, in the same way a French chef might dress a salad, carefully calibrating the heft and the intensity of the sauce to the noodle itself. Matt Goulding, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Eat Like an Italian," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of sauce

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for sauce

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin salsa, feminine of salsus salted, from past participle of sallere to salt, from sal salt — more at salt

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The first known use of sauce was in the 14th century

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sauce

noun
\ ˈsȯs \

Kids Definition of sauce

1 : a usually thick liquid poured over or mixed with food spaghetti sauce
2 : boiled or canned fruit cranberry sauce

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