Definition of savor :
1. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
2. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.
3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.
4. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor.
5. To have a particular smell or taste; - with of.
6. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.
7. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; - with of.
8. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.
9. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.
10. To use the sense of taste.
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odor (part of speech: noun)
taste (part of speech: verb)
- For all sacrifice is little for a sweet savor, And all the fat is very little for a whole burnt offering to thee: But he that feareth the Lord is great continually.
- The heat of the pavement striking to his soles was the first of a hundred exquisite sensations; but Stingaree did not permit himself to savor one of them. - "Stingaree", E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung.
- What incredible surgery would have been needed to get within the skull of this narrow critic any savor of the beauty of these compositions! - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.