savour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v savour derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
    • v savour taste appreciatively "savor the soup"
    • v savour give taste to
    • v savour have flavor; taste of something
    • n savour the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Savour sā′vur taste: odour: scent:
    • v.i Savour to have a particular taste or smell: to be like: to smack
    • v.t Savour to smell: to relish: to season
    • n Savour sā′vur (B.) reputation: characteristic property: pleasure
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. saveur—L. saporsapĕre, to taste.

Usage

In literature:

To Noreen Daleham it had lost its savour since Dermot's departure.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
He gave to her that impassioned cult which to Brother Archangias savoured of heresy.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
Anything that savoured of questioning his authority always angered him.
"The Lion and The Mouse" by Charles Klein
Well, it does not greet my eyes, And I don't yet sniff its savour.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, January 16, 1892" by Various
This becomes not our royal dignity, and savours of treason in thee.
"More English Fairy Tales" by Various
There is a sweet savour in His presence, and the man of any spirituality finds it grateful to sit at His feet.
"New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century" by John Morrison
The assertion may seem to savour of profanity.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
It is difficult for even the most critical taste to find much savour or stimulus in the resulting liquid.
"The English Novel" by George Saintsbury
Payable as it was in terms, it savoured of a pension.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
But if his mother takes no notice, the sport soon loses its savour.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
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In poetry:

Are they rising, are they rising,
As I gaze through mist of tears,
In the savour, in the music,
Vanished visions of the years?
"The Old Piano" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
For the music of moonlight nights,
And the savour of summer days,
For the swoop of carrion kites,
And the stench of gibbeted jays.
"A Te Deum" by Alfred Austin
The Savour lends the light and heat
That crowns His holy hill;
The saints, like stars, around His seat
Perform their courses still.
"Septuagesima Sunday" by John Keble
It from the law has pow'r to kill,
Yet saving does its pow'r fulfil:
No savour but of life it hath,
Yet most the savour is of death.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
So may she come to me, teaching me well
To savour all these sweets that lie to hand
In wood and lane about this pleasant land
Though it be not the land where I would dwell.
"Milton Read Again (In Surrey)" by C S Lewis
It was well done; my soul is satisfied.
Friendship is sweet, and Love is sweeter still,
But Vengeance has a savour all its own--
A strange delight--well known to those who kill.
"Sher Afzul" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Stepping into Digby 's for Sunday lunch is like travelling back in time until you savour the traditional food and friendly atmosphere.
Quiet and comfortable Espana is the perfect place to savour flavourful food and wine.
Wellington's festival of food is a favourite for Savour columnist Grant Allen.
After Rod Stewart's tears, Elton John the latest pop icon to savour Celtic win over Barca.
Savour the silence at a Balearic beauty.
Vintners savour late run of sunshine.
People & Places: Savour & Stroll fundraiser set in Tulsa Oct 1.
Savour the slow life on B.C.
Savour the hidden treasure of The Bahamas.
And owner of Savour Wine and Cheese in Gloucester, shows us that, although the up and coming field of molecular gastronomy can be complex, it is very rewarding.
The Hitman celebrates WWE's Attitude Era, savours new video game showcasing it.
Graham McKee admits he's had little time to savour his pairs success in the Bangor Bowls tournament at the weekend.
Apart from all of the benefits of getting in the extra physical activity, these families savour the early day routine as time spent together, enjoying nature, and connecting with the community.
Xavier Rudd savours that healing energy.
Savour the flavour of these soup kitchen recipes.
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