- To savor is defined as to appreciate the smell, taste or feeling of something.
- An example of savor is swishing a delicious red wine in the mouth.
- An example of savor is enjoying the excitement of a college graduation.
- that quality of a thing which acts on the sense of taste or of smell
- a particular taste or smell
- characteristic quality; distinctive property
- perceptible trace; tinge
- power to excite interest, zest, etc.
- Archaic repute
Origin: Middle English from Old French savour from Classical Latin sapor, akin to sapere: see sap
- to have the particular taste, smell, or quality; smack (of)
- to show traces or signs (of): rudeness savoring of contempt
- to be the source of the flavor or scent of; season
- to taste or smell, esp. with relish
- to enjoy with appreciation; dwell on with delight
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- The taste or smell of something.
- A specific taste or smell. See Synonyms at taste.
- A distinctive quality or sensation: enjoying the savor of victory.
- To have a particular taste or smell: a dish that savors of curry.
- To exhibit a specified quality or characteristic; smack: postures that savored of vanity.
- To impart flavor or scent to; season: savored the bland soup with salt.
- To taste or smell, especially with pleasure: savored each morsel of the feast.
- To appreciate fully; enjoy or relish: I want to savor this great moment of accomplishment.
Origin: Middle English savour, from Old French, from Latin sapor, from sapere, to taste; see sep- in Indo-European roots.
- saˈvor·er noun
- saˈvor·ous adjective