What does sauce mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sauceverb

    flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food

  2. sauceverb

    behave saucily or impudently towards

  3. sauceverb

    dress (food) with a relish

  4. sauceverb

    add zest or flavor to, make more interesting

    "sauce the roast"


  1. saucenoun

    A liquid (often thickened) condiment or accompaniment to food

  2. saucenoun

    cheek, impertinence

  3. saucenoun

    booze, alcohol

  4. saucenoun

    anabolic steroids

  5. saucenoun


  6. saucenoun

    A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.

  7. saucenoun

    Source; a term said when requesting the source of an image.

  8. sauceverb

    to add sauce to something

  9. sauceverb

    to act in a cheeky manner

  10. Etymology: From sauce, from salsa, noun use of the feminine of salsus, past participle of salio, from sal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saucenoun

    a composition of condiments and appetizing ingredients eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for meat or fish or for puddings; as, mint sauce; sweet sauce, etc

  2. Saucenoun

    any garden vegetables eaten with meat

  3. Saucenoun

    stewed or preserved fruit eaten with other food as a relish; as, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, etc

  4. Saucenoun

    sauciness; impertinence

  5. Sauceverb

    to accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor

  6. Sauceverb

    to cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to

  7. Sauceverb

    to make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive

  8. Sauceverb

    to treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to

  9. Saucenoun

    a soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump

  10. Etymology: [F.]


  1. Sauce

    In cooking, a sauce is liquid, cream or semi-solid food served on or used in preparing other foods. Sauces are not normally consumed by themselves; they add flavor, moisture, and visual appeal to another dish. Sauce is a French word taken from the Latin salsa, meaning salted. Possibly the oldest sauce recorded is garum, the fish sauce used by the Ancient Greeks. Sauces need a liquid component, but some sauces may contain more solid elements than liquid. Sauces are an essential element in cuisines all over the world. Sauces may be used for savory dishes or for desserts. They can be prepared and served cold, like mayonnaise, prepared cold but served lukewarm like pesto, or can be cooked like bechamel and served warm or again cooked and served cold like apple sauce. Some sauces are industrial inventions like Worcestershire sauce, HP sauce, or nowadays mostly bought ready-made like soy sauce or ketchup, others still are freshly prepared by the cook. Sauces for salads are called salad dressing. Sauces made by deglazing a pan are called pan sauces. A cook who specializes in making sauces is a saucier.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sauce

    saws, n. a liquid seasoning for food, consisting of salt, &c.: fruit stewed with sugar: a relish: impudence.—v.t. to put sauce in to relish: to make poignant: to gratify the palate: to treat with bitter or pert language: to make suffer.—ns. Sauce′-alone′, a cruciferous plant with a strong garlic smell, Jack-by-the-hedge; Sauce′-boat, a vessel with a spout for holding sauce; Sauce′-box, an impudent person; Sauce′-cray′on, a soft, black pastel used for backgrounds; Sauce′pan, a pan in which sauce or any small thing is boiled; Sauce′pan-fish, the king-crab.—Poor man's sauce, hunger; Serve one with the same sauce, to requite one injury with another, to make to suffer. [Fr. sauce—L. salsa, neut. pl. of salsus, pa.p. of salīre, salsum, to salt—sal, salt.]

Editors Contribution

  1. sauce

    A type of food created and formed in various colors, ingredients and recipes,

    There are so many varieties of sauce on the condiment aisle.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 18, 2020  

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sauce' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4253

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sauce' in Nouns Frequency: #2148

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sauce in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sauce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sauce in a Sentence

  1. Zig Ziglar:

    Confidence is Going after Moby Dick in a rowboat, And taking the tarter sauce with you. A Bullfighter who goes in the ring with mustard on his sword.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Aphorisms Infinite wisdom of eternity, far from desires, money teaches selfishness, if instead of money there was disinterested nobility, people would reach the highest evolution of development, a ray of life in the void, pierces eternity into the unknown and nonsense, subjective reality of a selfish society, biological technocracy of evolution, cybernetics genes, cybernetics of the universal body, the energy of sincerity as a rare element of the universe, in it we learn the secrets of life, a lie is a reckless driver who crashes into the truth, love is an energy connection in which the highest value of eternity is known, spiritual flowers of mystical reality, one part of the universe of society in the past , another in the future. Poetry phenomenal beauty, you are more beautiful than a doll, hot passion, hot heat, a huge library of cassettes of memories of you, and I constantly review each one, I keep a feeling of love, warmth of happiness in my soul, you are a whole era of lust. jokes If you want to meet her, take a ticket. Many people have spiritual impotence. Your wallet is your wife in all sex positions. The woman is menstruating, call the exorcist. The crisis is increasing, the country is moving in slow-mo mode, inflation has increased, slow-mo too. There is no motivation to run after money. It's not a clitoris, it's my penis. Hot weather, you are like barbecue meat, on the grill, you are turned over, unwrapped like a shawarma, you take off your clothes so that the meat is well fried. Sunburn, it doesn't help, it's like barbecue sauce. You got burned on the beach, you climb around, you walk in pain like a broken robot. You run away from cellulite and old age like from a chainsaw, how I feel sorry for you. The breath is weak to run after girls, here's a tranquilizer for you (I'm rich). The cat will gladly watch you die. Vagina is a lottery drum, and sperm are balls, who won the winning alimony ticket in this orgy. A condom is like a joint, you wrap it up so your baby gets high. Pull up baby. Does the penis cum fast? He's a neurotic. The girl knows you very well, all your ego erogenous zones, he plays on you like on you solo sex. On a female leash with an electric shock, the word money is written. What an oil rig does is like sex, a girl just extracts money from a man. Inflation mummifies your penis. Do you finish hard? To make your girlfriend fly into the wall. You have seen how the seahorse moves, as if he is fucking. This is the walk of a womanizer. Do you go home to your wife drunk? Put on your body armor. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Alice May Brock:

    Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese garlic makes it good.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    … I think people will feel disgusted, i don't care how much hot sauce she uses and how often she goes on the ‘Breakfast Club.’ African-American women will feel disgusted if she jumps the line.

  5. Randy Schmitz:

    If I didn't try [the sauce], I think something eventually would have triggered the seizure and I would've found out, but that … tumor would've grown in my head.

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