What does savor mean?

Definitions for savor

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word savor.

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

  2. 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"

  3. taste, savor, savourverb

    have flavor; taste of something

  4. savor, savourverb

    taste appreciatively

    "savor the soup"

  5. savor, savourverb

    give taste to


  1. savor

    Savor is a verb that describes the act of enjoying or appreciating something fully, often by dwelling on it. This could apply to the act of fully tasting and enjoying food or drink, but it could also apply to enjoying or appreciating an experience or moment to the fullest extent. As a noun, savor refers to the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste or smell.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savoradjective

    that property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor

  2. Savoradjective

    hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like

  3. Savoradjective

    sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent

  4. Savoradjective

    pleasure; delight; attractiveness

  5. Savornoun

    to have a particular smell or taste; -- with of

  6. Savornoun

    to partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of

  7. Savornoun

    to use the sense of taste

  8. Savorverb

    to perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note

  9. Savorverb

    to have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of

  10. Savorverb

    to taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor

  11. Etymology: [Cf. OF. savorer, F. savourer. See Savor, n.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SAVOR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Savor is ranked #152628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Savor surname appeared 107 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Savor.

    90.6% or 97 total occurrences were White.
    6.5% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of savor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of savor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of savor in a Sentence

  1. Clifton Fadiman:

    To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.

  2. Kate Clinton:

    A friend told me that each morning when we get up we have to decide whether we are going to save or savor the world. I don't think that is the decision. It's not an either or, save or savor. We have to do both, save and savor the world.

  3. Lawana Blackwell:

    Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.

  4. Modern Round CFO Ron Miller:

    We are a one-of-kind virtual shooting entertainment concept. We combine high-tech gaming with uniquely designed laser technology-based replica firearms, along with top-of-the-line food, beverages and service. The concept is based on the ‘ savor, sip and shoot ’ experience of our guests, philosophically, people are looking for something to do — especially once they leave college.

  5. Trinh Le:

    The best thing you can do is slow down, savor your meal and be mindful about what your body is telling you.

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