A hot dog covered with relish.
- Relish is a pickled mixture made of different vegetables or the enjoyment of something.
- An example of relish is a condiment of chopped pickles that people often put on hot dogs.
- An example of relish is the enjoyment of scrap booking.
- Relish is defined as to take pleasure in something.
An example of relish is to get enjoyment from playing sports.
- distinctive or characteristic flavor: a relish of garlic in the stew
- a trace or touch (of some quality); hint or suggestion: a relish of malice in his action
- an appetizing flavor; pleasing taste
- pleasure; enjoyment; zest: to listen with relish
- liking or craving: showing little relish for the task
- anything that gives pleasure, zest, or enjoyment; attractive quality
- any of a variety of foods, as pickles, olives, piccalilli, or raw vegetables, served with a meal to add flavor or as an appetizer
- a pickled condiment, as for use on hot dogs or hamburgers, usually consisting of finely chopped pickled cucumbers with spices, sugar, vinegar, etc.
Origin of relishMiddle English reles from Old French relais, something remaining from relaisser: see release
- Now Rare to give flavor
- to enjoy; like
- to taste or have the flavor (of something)
- to have a pleasing taste
- a. Hearty enjoyment or appreciation: “pausing with the relish of a man who knows he's about to get off a zinger” ( Tad Friend ) See Synonyms at zest.b. Something that lends pleasure or zest: The fact that the opposing team is our longtime rival was an added relish to our victory.c. A keen liking for something: a relish for adventure.
- a. A spicy or savory condiment or appetizer, such as chutney or olives.b. A condiment of chopped sweet pickles.
- Archaic a. The flavor of a food, especially when appetizing.b. A trace or suggestion of a pleasurable quality.
verbrel·ished, rel·ish·ing, rel·ish·es
- a. To take keen pleasure in; enjoy fully: relished every minute of their vacation.b. To be pleased with or look forward to: I don't relish speaking with that student's parents about his behavior.
- Archaic To give spice or flavor to.
Origin of relishAlteration of Middle English reles taste from Old French something remaining from relaissier to leave behind ; see release .
- A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.
- Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.
- A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.
- That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.
- A cooked or pickled sauce, usually made with vegetables or fruits, generally used as a condiment.
- In a wooden frame, the projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.
(third-person singular simple present relishes, present participle relishing, simple past and past participle relished)
- Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits.
- A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature.
- To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeable, to make appetizing. [from 16th c.]
- To taste or eat with pleasure, to like the flavor of; to take great pleasure in. [from 16th c.]
- He relishes their time together.
- I don't relish the idea of going out tonight.
Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.