Relish

Definition of Relish

Rel´ish   Pronunciation: r?l´?sh
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Relished (- sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Relishing.]
Now I begin to relish thy advice.
- Shak.
He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honors which he enjoys.
- Atterbury.
2.To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.
A savory bit that served to relish wine.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.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.
- Shak.
A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature.
- Woodward.
n.1.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.
- Milton.
When liberty is gone,
Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish.
- Addison.
2.Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.
It preserve some relish of old writing.
- Pope.
3.A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.
A relish for whatever was excelent in arts.
- Macaulay.
I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be j dicious.
- Cowper.
4.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.
1.(Carp.) The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.

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