What does relish mean?

Definitions for relish
ˈrɛl ɪʃrel·ish

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gusto, relish, zest, zestfulnessnoun

    vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

  2. relishnoun

    spicy or savory condiment

  3. relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tangverb

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

  4. enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savourverb

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

    "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

Wiktionary

  1. relishnoun

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

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  2. relishnoun

    Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  3. relishnoun

    A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  4. relishnoun

    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.

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  5. relishnoun

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

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  6. relishnoun

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

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  7. relishverb

    To taste; to have a specified taste or flavour.

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  8. relishverb

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

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

  9. relishverb

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

    Etymology: Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relishverb

    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

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

  2. Relishverb

    to give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

  3. Relishverb

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

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

  4. Relishnoun

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

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

  5. Relishnoun

    savor; quality; characteristic tinge

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

  6. Relishnoun

    a taste for; liking; appetite; fondness

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

  7. Relishnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

  8. Relishnoun

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

    Etymology: [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re- + lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Relish

    rel′ish, v.t. to like the taste of: to be pleased with: to enjoy.—v.i. to have an agreeable taste: to give pleasure.—n. an agreeable peculiar taste or quality: enjoyable quality: power of pleasing: inclination or taste for: appetite: just enough to give a flavour: a sauce.—adj. Rel′ishable. [O. Fr. relecher, to lick again, from re-, again, lecher—L. re-, again, and Old High Ger. lechōn, lick.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of relish in a Sentence

  1. Tom Peters:

    Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.

  2. Jerrold Nadler:

    This was a very grave and momentous step that we were forced to take today to move a contempt citation against the attorney general of the United States. We did not relish doing this. But we had no choice.

  3. Edward Hoagland:

    Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.

  4. Saadi:

    A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity until he has tasted adversity.

  5. Mike Leven:

    He does not relish the game.

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