What does flavor mean?

Definitions for flavor
ˈfleɪ vərfla·vor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flavor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smellnoun

    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

    "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"

  2. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tangnoun

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

  3. flavor, flavourverb

    (physics) the six kinds of quarks

  4. season, flavor, flavourverb

    lend flavor to

    "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"


  1. flavornoun

    The quality produced by the sensation of taste.

    The flavor of this apple pie is delicious.

  2. flavornoun

    A substance used to produce a taste; flavoring.

    Flavor was added to the pudding.

  3. flavornoun

    A variety of tastes attributed to an object.

    What flavor of bubble gum do you enjoy?

  4. flavornoun

    The characteristic quality of something.

    the flavor of an experience

  5. flavornoun

    A type of something.

    His favorite flavor of ...

  6. flavornoun

    a term used to name the six types of quarks (top, bottom, strange, charmed, up, and down) or three types of leptons (electron, muon, and tauon).

  7. flavorverb

    To add flavoring to (something).

  8. Etymology: meaning "smell, odor", usually pleasing, from flaour, from flator, from flator, from flo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flavornoun

    that quality of anything which affects the smell; odor; fragrances; as, the flavor of a rose

  2. Flavornoun

    that quality of anything which affects the taste; that quality which gratifies the palate; relish; zest; savor; as, the flavor of food or drink

  3. Flavornoun

    that which imparts to anything a peculiar odor or taste, gratifying to the sense of smell, or the nicer perceptions of the palate; a substance which flavors

  4. Flavornoun

    that quality which gives character to any of the productions of literature or the fine arts

  5. Flavorverb

    to give flavor to; to add something (as salt or a spice) to, to give character or zest

  6. Etymology: [OF. fleur, flaur (two syllables), odor, cf. F. fleurer to emit an odor, It. flatore a bad odor, prob. fr. L. flare to bow, whence the sense of exhalation. Cf. Blow.]


  1. Flavor

    Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a food or other substance, and is determined mainly by the chemical senses of taste and smell. The "trigeminal senses", which detect chemical irritants in the mouth and throat as well as temperature and texture, are also very important to the overall Gestalt of flavor perception. The flavor of the food, as such, can be altered with natural or artificial flavorants, which affect these senses. Flavorant is defined as a substance that gives another substance flavor, altering the characteristics of the solute, causing it to become sweet, sour, tangy, etc. Of the three chemical senses, smell is the main determinant of a food item's flavor. While the taste of food is limited to sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami pungent or piquant, and metallic – the seven basic tastes – the smells of a food are potentially limitless. A food's flavor, therefore, can be easily altered by changing its smell while keeping its taste similar. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in artificially flavored jellies, soft drinks and candies, which, while made of bases with a similar taste, have dramatically different flavors due to the use of different scents or fragrances. The flavorings of commercially produced food products are typically created by flavorists.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. flavor

    1. [common] Variety, type, kind. “DDT commands come in two flavors.” “These lights come in two flavors, big red ones and small green ones.” “Linux is a flavor of Unix” See vanilla. 2. The attribute that causes something to be flavorful. Usually used in the phrase “yields additional flavor”. “This convention yields additional flavor by allowing one to print text either right-side-up or upside-down.” See vanilla. This usage was certainly reinforced by the terminology of quantum chromodynamics, in which quarks (the constituents of, e.g., protons) come in six flavors (up, down, strange, charm, top, bottom) and three colors (red, blue, green) — however, hackish use of flavor at MIT predated QCD. 3. The term for class (in the object-oriented sense) in the LISP Machine Flavors system. Though the Flavors design has been superseded (notably by the Common LISP CLOS facility), the term flavor is still used as a general synonym for class by some LISP hackers.

Editors Contribution

  1. flavor

    A type of taste and product.

    The flavor of the food was amazing, so tasty.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flavor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flavor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of flavor in a Sentence

  1. Georgia Bellas:

    What [people] don’t realize is that the fat removed is replaced with sugar to create the same flavor profile and texture.

  2. Rachel Begun:

    The flavor is rich from the walnuts and cocoa powder, and thecombination of orange, dates and vanilla make it sweet. The ginger adds a nice touch of zing.

  3. Itai Gutman:

    We were curious about being able to come up with the first 'biblical' beer, it's really not the kind of flavor that has a market.

  4. Steven Young:

    You would start by taking just regular ice cream mix with egg yolks in it, which are added for color and flavor.

  5. Tony Abboud:

    We applaud congressional efforts to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 and urge the President to sign this bill. The Vapor Technology Association has advocated for raising the age to 21 for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and believes, along with the public health groups, that this is the most significant step that can be taken to reduce youth access and use, vTA stands ready to continue working with Congress on the many real solutions( rather than a misguided flavor ban agenda), that should be implemented to achieve the twin goals of restricting youth vaping and preserving flavored vapor as an alternative for adults desperately trying to quit smoking.

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    relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • A. urban
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    • C. brilliant
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