- 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 savored
That experience needs to be savored, and not spoiled, so this is the one show you absolutely, positively must watch live.‘Breaking Bad’ Finale, ‘Homeland’ Premiere: How to Survive DVRmageddon
September 29, 2013
Death may be inescapable, but life is still a tender thing to be savored.Must Read Fiction: ‘Prague Fatale,’ ‘Derby Day’ and More
Malcolm Forbes, Hillary Kelly, Mythili Rao
May 9, 2012
But something had happened to K. that savored of the marvelous.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Since the world began, freedom has been at war with all that savored of servitude.
These were words which savored of kingly authority and which were odious to the people.Union and Democracy
The whole affair from the beginning has savored of the devils mixing.
She was a proud woman, and hated favors that savored of cash.
Word Origin and History for savored
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.