Etymology
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savor (n.)

c. 1200, savour, "agreeable flavor; agreeable smell; pleasure, delight," from Old French savor "flavor, taste; sauce, seasoning; delight, pleasure," from Latin saporem (nominative sapor) "taste, flavor," related to sapere "to have a flavor" (see sapient). By c. 1300 as the flavor of a thing in any sense. From late 14c. as "taste as a property of matter."

savor (v.)

mid-13c., savouren, "give pleasure to;" c. 1300, have a pleasant smell," from Old French savorer "to taste, breathe in; appreciate, care for," from Late Latin saporare, from Latin sapor (see savor (n.)). Of things, "to have a flavor or taste," early 14c., also figurative. The sense of "perceive by sense of taste" is early 15c. Related: Savored; savoring.

updated on January 08, 2022

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Definitions of savor from WordNet
1
savor (v.)
derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in;
Synonyms: enjoy / bask / relish / savour
savor (v.)
have flavor; taste of something;
Synonyms: taste / savour
savor (v.)
taste appreciatively;
savor the soup
Synonyms: savour
savor (v.)
give taste to;
Synonyms: savour
2
savor (n.)
the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth;
Synonyms: relish / flavor / flavour / sapidity / savour / smack / nip / tang
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