Definitions for relishˈrɛl ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rel•ishˈrɛl ɪʃ(n.)

  1. enjoyment of the taste of something:

    to eat with relish.

  2. pleasurable appreciation of anything; liking.

  3. something savory or appetizing added to a meal, as olives or pickles. a sweet or pungent pickle made of various usu. chopped vegetables.

    Category: Cooking

  4. a pleasing or appetizing flavor.

  5. a pleasing or enjoyable quality.

  6. a taste or flavor.

  7. a trace or touch of something.

  8. (v.t.)to take pleasure in; enjoy.

  9. to make pleasing to the taste.

  10. to like the taste of.

  11. (v.i.)to have taste or flavor.

Origin of relish:

1520–30; alter. of ME reles aftertaste, scent < OF, var. of relais remainder, that left behind

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gusto, relish, zest, zestfulness(noun)

    vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

  2. relish(noun)

    spicy or savory condiment

  3. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tang(verb)

    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

  4. enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour(verb)

    derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

    "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. relish(verb)ˈrɛl ɪʃ

    to enjoy or feel pleasure at sth

    I don't relish the thought of firing him.

Wiktionary

  1. relish(Noun)

    A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.

  2. relish(Noun)

    Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.

  3. relish(Noun)

    A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.

  4. relish(Noun)

    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.

  5. relish(Noun)

    A cooked or pickled sauce, usually made with vegetables or fruits, generally used as a condiment.

  6. relish(Noun)

    In a wooden frame, the projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.

  7. relish(Verb)

    To taste; to have a specified taste or flavour.

  8. relish(Verb)

    To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeable, to make appetizing.

  9. relish(Verb)

    To taste or eat with pleasure, to like the flavor of; to take great pleasure in.

  10. Origin: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relish(verb)

    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

  2. Relish(verb)

    to give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably

  3. Relish(verb)

    to have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor

  4. Relish(noun)

    a pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing

  5. Relish(noun)

    savor; quality; characteristic tinge

  6. Relish(noun)

    a taste for; liking; appetite; fondness

  7. Relish(noun)

    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

  8. Relish(noun)

    the projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece

Freebase

  1. Relish

    A relish is a cooked, pickled, or chopped vegetable or fruit food item typically used as a condiment in particular to enhance a staple. It originated in India and has since become popular throughout the world. Examples are jams, chutneys, and the North American "relish," a pickled cucumber jam eaten with hot dogs or hamburgers.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

relish(noun)

pleasure; enjoyment

He ate the food with great relish; I have no relish for such a boring task.

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