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

  2. saucenoun

    cheek, impertinence

  3. saucenoun

    booze, alcohol

  4. saucenoun

    anabolic steroids

  5. saucenoun

    Vegetables.

  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SAUCEnoun

    Etymology: sauce, saulse, French; salsa, Italian.

    The bitter sauce of the sport was, that we had our honours for ever lost, partly by our own faults, but principally by his faulty using of our faults. Philip Sidney.

    To feed were best at home;
    From thence the sauce to meat is ceremony;
    Meeting were bare without it. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Epicurean cooks
    Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite. William Shakespeare.

    Such was the sauce of Moab’s noble feast,
    ’Till night far spent invites them to their rest. Abraham Cowley.

    He that spends his time in sports, is like him whose meat is nothing but sauces; they are healthless, chargeable, and useless. Taylor.

    High sauces and rich spices are fetched from the Indies. Thomas Baker.

  2. To Sauceverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Earth yield me roots;
    Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate
    With thy most operant poison. William Shakespeare.

    Then fell she to sauce her desires with threatnings, so that we were in a great perplexity, restrained to so unworthy a bondage, and yet restrained by love, which I cannot tell how, in noble minds, by a certain duty, claims an answering. Philip Sidney.

    All the delights of love, wherein wanton youth walloweth, be but folly mixed with bitterness, and sorrow sauced with repentance. Edmund Spenser.

    Thou say’st his meat was sauc’d with thy upbraidings;
    Unquiet meals make ill digestions. William Shakespeare.

Wikipedia

  1. Sauce

    In cooking, a sauce is a liquid, cream, or semi-solid food, served on or used in preparing other foods. Most sauces are not normally consumed by themselves; they add flavor, moisture, and visual appeal to a dish. Sauce is a French word taken from the Latin salsa, meaning salted. Possibly the oldest recorded European sauce is garum, the fish sauce used by the Ancient Romans, while doubanjiang, the Chinese soy bean paste is mentioned in Rites of Zhou in the 3rd century BC. Sauces need a liquid component. Sauces are an essential element in cuisines all over the world. Sauces may be used for sweet or savory dishes. They may be prepared and served cold, like mayonnaise, prepared cold but served lukewarm like pesto, cooked and served warm like bechamel or cooked and served cold like apple sauce. They may be freshly prepared by the cook, especially in restaurants, but today many sauces are sold premade and packaged like Worcestershire sauce, HP Sauce, soy sauce or ketchup. Sauces for salad are called salad dressing. Sauces made by deglazing a pan are called pan sauces. A chef who specializes in making sauces is called a saucier.

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.]

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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British National Corpus

  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

  2. 'cause

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Numerology

  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. ssendagire abudl jalilu:

    Success without hard work is like sauce without salt

  2. Cara Lanz of MidwesternHomeLife.com:

    Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels have all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings — spicy sauce, chicken, celery and blue cheese — rolled up into a tortilla. So no messy fingers, the trick to achieving pinwheels that hold their shape and don't fall apart is to wrap the tortilla rolls in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for several hours before slicing.

  3. Ramon Llamas:

    CES is getting away from being a Consumer Electronics Show and getting more and more into being a Consumer Experience Show, we may see a new device pop up here and there, and it is easy to expect big televisions, cool cars, and gadgets galore. But the secret sauce is what the software can do.

  4. Bill Fischer:

    I have in the past used a mixture of cayenne pepper and tabasco sauce in a spray mixture under the hood.

  5. Aysegul Sanford:

    This Italian-inspired baked chicken Parmesan will have your other half falling in love all over again, the creaminess from the cheese balances nicely with the tangy rich tomato sauce and the fresh basil offers some herbal accents. It offers all the satisfaction and indulgence of the original dish but with a healthy twist. Use this recipe for perfect golden crispy chicken every time without the need for frying.

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