Savor

Definition of Savor

Sa´vor
n.1.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.
I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things.
- Shak.
2.Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of heaven perpetually upon my spirit?
- Baxter.
3.Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.
4.Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.
She shall no savor have therein but lite.
- Chaucer.
v. i.1.To have a particular smell or taste; - with of.
[imp. & p. p. Savored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Savoring.]
2.To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; - with of.
This savors not much of distraction.
- Shak.
I have rejected everything that savors of party.
- Addison.
3.To use the sense of taste.
By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring, and feeling.
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.
2.To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.
That cuts us off from hope, and savors only
Rancor and pride, impatience and despite.
- Milton.
3.To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.

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