What does condiment mean?

Definitions for condimentˈkɒn də mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condiment(noun)

    a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

    "mustard and ketchup are condiments"


  1. condiment(Noun)

    Something used to enhance the flavor of food; salt or pepper for example.

  2. Origin: From condimentum, from condire. See condite and compare recondite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condiment(noun)

    something used to give relish to food, and to gratify the taste; a pungment and appetizing substance, as pepper or mustard; seasoning

  2. Origin: [L. condimentum, fr. condire. See Condite.]


  1. Condiment

    A condiment is an edible substance, that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor, or in some cultures, to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time. Many condiments are available packaged in single-serving sachets, like mustard or ketchup, particularly when supplied with take-out or fast-food meals. Condiments are usually applied by the diner. Condiments are sometimes added prior to serving, for example a sandwich made with ketchup or mustard. Some condiments are used during cooking to add flavor or texture to the food; barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, marmite are examples.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Condiment

    kon′di-ment, n. a seasoning used at table to give a flavour to the ordinary solid or liquid food.—v.t. to pickle. [L. condimentumcondīre, to preserve, to pickle.]

Editors Contribution

  1. condiment

    A substance used to add flavour or taste to food.

    Examples of condiment are ketchup, mustard, garlic sauce, mayonaise etc.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Truman Capote:

    Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

  2. Robert McKenna:

    This result opens up the potential to develop a novel anti-cancer drug that is derived from a common condiment that could have a lasting impact on treating several cancers.

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