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savor

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noun sa·vor \ˈsā-vər\
variants: or less commonly

savour

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

Recent Examples of savor from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of savor

Middle English, from Anglo-French savur, from Latin sapor, from sapere to taste — more at sage


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savor

verb sa·vor
variants: or less commonly

savour

Definition of savor

savored

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savoured

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savoring

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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.

Recent Examples of savor from the Web

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First Known Use of savor

13th century



SAVOR Defined for English Language Learners

savor

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noun

Definition of savor for English Language Learners

  • : a good taste or smell

  • : the quality that makes something interesting or enjoyable

savor

verb

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

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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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