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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

We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

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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