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.