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Definition of "savor" [sa•vor]

  • The taste or smell of something. (noun)
  • A specific taste or smell. See Synonyms at taste. (noun)
  • A distinctive quality or sensation: enjoying the savor of victory. (noun)
  • To have a particular taste or smell: a dish that savors of curry. (verb-intransitive)
  • To exhibit a specified quality or characteristic; smack: postures that savored of vanity. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "savor" in a sentence
  • "Though the film never amounts to much, there are a number of wry, memorable moments to savor from the movie."
  • "Bad savor is endurable in oil, but not in what professes to be, and is compounded by the perfumer ( "apothecary") for, fragrance."
  • "The English word was influenced by the unrelated word savor, the French word shows the addition of the diminutive suffix, - ette, the Italian word was confused with santo, ` sacred, 'and the Spanish word, coming from Latin influenced by Arabic, preserves the Arabic definite article, a (l) -."