- the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste or of smell.
- a particular taste or smell.
- distinctive quality or property.
- power to excite or interest.
- Archaic. repute.
- to have savor, taste, or odor.
- to exhibit the peculiar characteristics; smack (often followed by of): His business practices savor of greed.
- to give a savor to; season; flavor.
- to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish: to savor the garden's odors.
- to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the best in life.
Origin of savor
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Examples from the Web for savoring
Hitchcock stops, savoring the scene, and repeats that the robes are open.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Beltrán Leyva, a gourmand, was savoring his tamale with its filling of roasted corn.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
Instead of savoring those final bows, he says, "I'm tired of opening letters that say, 'Go to hell, Palmer.'"Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
A mass of people rush by them, but as with thousands of other people on Oak Street, the men just chew, savoring every bite.New Orleans Celebrates Its Favorite Sandwich at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
November 26, 2013
So far, however, Cain is savoring the advantages of ending his campaign.Herman Cain Speaks on Sex and Politics
January 13, 2012
He seemed to be savoring it, as if he thought it was going to be his very last.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
Gerda stretched and drew a deep breath, savoring the summer morning air.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
I knew that I ought to be savoring this experience, but for some reason I couldn't.High Adventure
James Norman Hall
For one second he was tempted, savoring the thought of what it would be like.Deathworld
This the boy also resented as savoring of mockery, and he kicked again.Friendship and Folly
Maria Louise Pool
Word Origin and History for savoring
mid-13c., from Old French savor "flavor, taste; sauce, seasoning; delight, pleasure," from Latin saporem (nominative sapor) "taste, flavor," related to sapere "to have a flavor" (see sapient).
c.1300, from Old French savorer "taste, breathe in; appreciate, care for," from Late Latin saporare, from Latin sapor (see savor (n.)). Related: Savored; savoring.