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Definition of Savor


  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.
  2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
  3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.
  4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.
  5. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.
  6. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of.
  7. To use the sense of taste.
  8. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.
  9. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.
  10. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.

Savor Quotations

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
Bill Cosby

Country people do not behave as if they think life is short; they live on the principle that it is long, and savor variations of the kind best appreciated if most days are the same.
Edward Hoagland

I savor life. When you have anything that threatens life... it prods you into stepping back and really appreciating the value of life and taking from it what you can.
Sonia Sotomayor

No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
Michel de Montaigne

For all the tribulations in our lives, for all the troubles that remain in the world, the decline of violence is an accomplishment that we can savor - and an impetus to cherish the forces of civilization and enlightenment that made it possible.
Steven Pinker
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Savor Translations

savor in French is priser
savor in Italian is degnare, gustare, usufruire
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