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, smell(noun)

    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, tang(noun)

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

  3. flavor, flavour(verb)

    (physics) the six kinds of quarks

  4. season, flavor, flavour(verb)

    lend flavor to

    "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"


  1. flavor(Noun)

    The quality produced by the sensation of taste.

    The flavor of this apple pie is delicious.

  2. flavor(Noun)

    A substance used to produce a taste; flavoring.

    Flavor was added to the pudding.

  3. flavor(Noun)

    A variety of tastes attributed to an object.

    What flavor of bubble gum do you enjoy?

  4. flavor(Noun)

    The characteristic quality of something.

    the flavor of an experience

  5. flavor(Noun)

    A type of something.

    His favorite flavor of ...

  6. flavor(Noun)

    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. flavor(Verb)

    To add flavoring to (something).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flavor(noun)

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

  2. Flavor(noun)

    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. Flavor(noun)

    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. Flavor(noun)

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

  5. Flavor(verb)

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

  6. Origin: [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.

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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. Mark McGoldrick:

    It’s got kick, but it also has a lot of flavor.

  2. Anthony Falco:

    You’re going to get much better depth of flavor.

  3. Roxanne Spruance:

    Filet doesn’t really have any flavor to begin with.

  4. Chris Finazzo:

    What [ customers ] don't want to give up on is flavor.

  5. Truman Capote:

    Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

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