What does sauce mean?

Definitions for sauce
sɔssauce

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. saucenoun

    A liquid (often thickened) condiment or accompaniment to food

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

  2. saucenoun

    cheek, impertinence

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

  3. saucenoun

    booze, alcohol

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

  4. saucenoun

    anabolic steroids

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

  5. saucenoun

    Vegetables.

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

  6. saucenoun

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

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

  7. saucenoun

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

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

  8. sauceverb

    to add sauce to something

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

  9. sauceverb

    to act in a cheeky manner

    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

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Saucenoun

    any garden vegetables eaten with meat

    Etymology: [F.]

  3. Saucenoun

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  4. Saucenoun

    sauciness; impertinence

    Etymology: [F.]

  5. Sauceverb

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  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

    Etymology: [F.]

  7. Sauceverb

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  8. Sauceverb

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  9. Saucenoun

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

    Etymology: [F.]

Freebase

  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. cause, 'cause

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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. 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.

  2. Hugh Mangum:

    The irony for me is meat is the normal star of the show, but I like all of the sides, fixings and vegetables, roast some vegetables, of course, but make sure you have a great slaw and innovate a little bit. Maybe do some slaws with some new flavors : soy sauce, fish sauce and brighten everything up with a lot of acids like citrus to match with the fats and to pair well with your beer.

  3. Gretchen Whitmer:

    What is the magic sauce in Michigan ? There's nothing mystical about it, people want leaders they can look up to, who can solve problems and actually deliver results for our people.

  4. Felipe Caro:

    When it comes to apparel, there's no secret sauce, to shorten lead times, there's no other way than doing local production.

  5. Anthony Falco:

    A chain restaurant will dump a bunch of herbs in your sauce to cover up the taste of the tomatoes, but I like to have my tomato speak for itself.

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