- 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 savor
Champagne should be fun and you should savor every moment of it.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
Mindful eating will allow you to savor your food and eat more intuitively, rather than emotionally.Meditation Tips for the Easily Distracted
October 30, 2014
And so the shaming of them, the public taking them down a peg or two, become moments to savor.Why Does Everyone Hate Lea Michele?
October 9, 2014
Inherent Vice brings you a sprawling, unobstructed narrative, and then asks you to savor as much as you can.There Will Be Spliffs: ‘Inherent Vice’ Is a Bizarro Stoner Noir
October 5, 2014
Some are pilgrims from out of town, come to savor the best granola on the West Coast.Finding Food Heaven on the Cali Coast
Jane & Michael Stern
August 17, 2014
It was well that the attic should be cleaned, though the savor of the task was gone.Tiverton Tales
It held within it all the savor of a happy past; it satisfied her hungry soul.Meadow Grass
He is the salt of the earth, and if the salt lose its savor, wherewith shall it be salted?
Confusedly the savor of Abel's sacrifice was sweet to His nostrils, not Cain's fruits.Greener Than You Think
She abandoned herself to the savor of it, the girl forgotten.Country Neighbors
Word Origin and History for savor
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.