savor

[ sey-ver ]
/ ˈseɪ vər /

noun

verb (used without object)

to have savor, taste, or odor.
to exhibit the peculiar characteristics; smack (often followed by of): His business practices savor of greed.

verb (used with object)

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Also especially British, sa·vour.

Origin of savor

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English sav(o)ur < Old French savour < Latin sapōrem, accusative of sapor taste, derivative of sapere to taste (cf. sapient); (v.) Middle English sav(o)uren < Old French savourer < Late Latin sapōrāre, derivative of sapor

SYNONYMS FOR savor

usage note for savor

See -or1.

OTHER WORDS FROM savor

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH savor

savior savor savory
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British Dictionary definitions for savour

savour

US savor

/ (ˈseɪvə) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of savour

savourless or US savorless, adjectivesavorous, adjective

Word Origin for savour

C13: from Old French savour, from Latin sapor taste, from sapere to taste
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