relish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v relish derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
    • n relish the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    • n relish vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
    • n relish spicy or savory condiment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Relish A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing. "Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained
      From this delightful fruit, nor known till now
      True relish , tasting."
      "When liberty is gone,
      Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish ."
    • Relish A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness. "A relish for whatever was excelent in arts.""I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be judicious."
    • Relish Savor; quality; characteristic tinge. "It preserve some relish of old writing."
    • Relish That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.
    • n Relish (Carp) The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.
    • Relish To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably. "A savory bit that served to relish wine."
    • v. i Relish To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor. "Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits.""A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature."
    • Relish To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from; as, to relish food. "Now I begin to relish thy advice.""He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honors which he enjoys."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • relish To like the taste or flavor of; partake of with pleasure or gratification.
    • relish To be pleased with or gratified by, in general; have a liking for; enjoy; experience or cause to experience pleasure from.
    • relish To give an agreeable taste to; impart a pleasing flavor to; cause to taste agreeably.
    • relish To savor of; have a smack or taste of; have the cast or manner of.
    • relish To have a pleasing taste; in general, to give pleasure.
    • relish To have a flavor, literally or figuratively.
    • n relish A sensation of taste; savor; flavor; especially, a pleasing taste; hence, pleasing quality in general.
    • n relish Perception or appreciation of peculiar, especially of pleasing, quality in anything; taste, in general; liking; appetite: generally used with for before the thing, sometimes with of.
    • n relish A peculiar or characteristic, and especially a pleasing, quality in an object; the power of pleasing; hence, delight given by anything.
    • n relish A small quantity just perceptible; tincture; smack.
    • n relish That which is used to impart a flavor; especially, something taken with food to increase the pleasure of eating, as sauce; also, a small highly seasoned dish to stimulate the appetite, as caviare, olives, etc. See hors-d'æuvre.
    • n relish In harpsichord music, an embellishment or grace consisting of a repetition of a principal note with a trill and a turn after it: usually double relish, but see also single relish, under single. Synonyms Zest, gusto, predilection, partiality.
    • relish In joinery, to shape (the shoulders of a tenon which bear against a rail). See relishing-machine.
    • n relish In joinery, projection of the shoulder of a tenoned piece beyond the part which enters the mortise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Relish rel′ish to like the taste of: to be pleased with: to enjoy
    • v.i Relish to have an agreeable taste: to give pleasure
    • n Relish an agreeable peculiar taste or quality: enjoyable quality: power of pleasing: inclination or taste for: appetite: just enough to give a flavour: a sauce
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Quotations

  • Saadi
    Saadi
    “A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.”
  • Thomas J. Peters
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    “Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.”
  • Charles M. Schwab
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    “The first essential in a boy's career is to find out what he's fitted for, what he's most capable of doing and doing with a relish.”
  • Denis Waitley
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    “Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.”
  • Helen Hayes
    Helen Hayes
    “We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.”
  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of. relechier, to lick or taste anew; pref. re-, re-+ lechier, to lick, F. lcher,. See Lecher Lick

Usage

In literature:

Peters relished his opportunity.
"'way Down In Lonesome Cove" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
She relished it as the bouquet of a wine of finest quality.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
But the truth is, tobacco chewers never relish these things at any time.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
I am glad he is out, for I do not relish telling him Miss Newton will be arrested to-night.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
Roosevelt was enough of a boy rather to relish things that were blood-curdling.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
His Excellency the Governor did not much relish the choice.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
My wife did not relish my going, and I disliked it more than she did, but for totally different reasons.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Captain Mayo gave his supporter a glance of mingled astonishment and relish.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
How does she relish the kind of life?
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The men would readily push away the thick green scum from every stagnant pool and drink with a relish.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
Even molasses sugar mixed with it will do; but they do not relish it so well when fed without the honey.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
He smacked his lips and wiped his beard on his sleeve with the relish born of prolonged abstinence.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
It is relished by cattle.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
There is hardly any part of it (even the horns, when soft) that is not eaten and relished by them.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
I remember no meal eaten during all my life that I enjoyed with so much relish, as this one of biscuits and water.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
He had planned another nap and hardly relished sitting awake and staring at the sepulchral visitor.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
When quite satisfied that no washing could make it cleaner, she fell to and made her meal with relish.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The English and American theatres still relish Macbeth and Hamlet.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
A man does not relish being suddenly pulled up from a game of whist; and not a bit the more that he has been losing at it.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
It proved to be palatable, and he ate it with a good relish.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
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In poetry:

I have no care for what is good;
Thyself I do not love;
I relish not this Bible-food;
My heaven is not above.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Awst be better when spring comes, aw think,
But aw feel varry sickly an waik,
Awve noa relish for mait nor for drink,
An awm ommost too weary to laik.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Those relish least who proudly own
Rich groves and parks familiar grown;
The gazing stranger passing on
Enjoys them most,
The toy possessed, the pleasure's flown,
For ever lost.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
The glorious riddle of his rhythmic breath,
His might, his spell, we know not what they be;
We only feel, whate'er he uttereth,
This savors not of death,
This hath a relish of eternity.
"The Sovereign Poet" by William Watson
Now here, and now there, they have vainly essay'd
To taste the delights they could relish of old,
And deceiv'd by the glittering promise of bliss,
Have rested a moment, but found it too cold.
"On Seeing A Butterfly Some Miles Out At Sea" by Caroline Fry
Tied knots so tight that he could not undo them;
Wove snares so strong that he could not break through them;
Then, with a relish, stood chuckling and grinning,
"This is to pay me for my early spinning!"
"Dame Spider" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

David Agnew, former adviser to Bob Rae, relishes role as Seneca College president.
Davis Rogan relishes his role in keeping 'Treme' as real as a TV series can be.
Taylor Swift was relishing her unlikely win of best female video at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Spice up cranberry relish with jalapeños.
Nebraska and Colorado can't get out of the Big 12 fast enough for the remaining 10 schools to relish the most competitive college basketball league in the country.
0Dustin Tokarski is relishing his role as the last line of defense on a team that now finds themselves defending their Calder Cup Title.
Residents relish turbine ' blade signing'.
But former member of 'Bench Mob' relishes time with Bulls.
Duke's Zafirovski, former walk-on, relishes his first bucket .
Amid wave of change, Burmese relish new freedoms.
However, Burr also has a sizeable and loyal fanbase that relishes in his observations on everything from Hitler to fast food.
Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Relish Magazine chef Christopher Koetke will teach audience members how to toss, fold and whip during the interactive cooking show on Tuesday at the Congressman Solomon P Ortiz International Center.
In fact, she relishes the often unpleasant task.
Postcard from Tom relishes two new Las Vegas restaurants from Washington's own Jose Andres.
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In science:

This paper presents the first polynomial time constructions of approximate quantum encryption schemes (to relish the oxymoron: derandomized randomization protocols).
Small Pseudo-Random Families of Matrices: Derandomizing Approximate Quantum Encryption
To come back to Ken’s original wish, it is becoming increasingly clear that “to understand the chain of events that occurred during the formation of the Galaxy”, the astronomical community must embrace the wealth of near-field information with the same relish that it embraces the far field universe.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
We study the average size of shifted convolution summation terms relishing an upper-bound sieve method for handling such sums, we achieve an unconditional result which suggests that the average size of the summation terms should be sufficient in application to Quantum Unique Ergodicity.
A Sieve Method for Shifted Convolution Sums
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