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savor

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noun sa·vor \ˈsā-vər\

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

less commonly

savour

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of savor

savored

also

savoured

savoring

play 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

less commonly

savour



SAVOR Defined for English Language Learners

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savor

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noun sa·vor \ˈsā-vər\

Definition of savor for English Language Learners

  • : a good taste or smell

  • : the quality that makes something interesting or enjoyable


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savor

verb sa·vor

Definition of savor for English Language Learners

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

  • : to enjoy (something) for a long time


SAVOR Defined for Kids

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savor

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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

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verb sa·vor

Definition of savor for Students

savored

savoring

  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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