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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sauce  \Sauce\,  n.  [F.,  fr  OF  sausse,  LL  salsa,  properly,  salt 
  pickle,  fr  L.  salsus  salted,  salt,  p.  p.  of  salire  to  salt, 
  fr  sal  salt.  See  {Salt},  and  cf  {Saucer},  {Souse}  pickle, 
  {Souse}  to  plunge.] 
  1.  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  ``Poignant  sauce.''  --Chaucer. 
  High  sauces  and  rich  spices  fetched  from  the  Indies. 
  --Sir  S. 
  2.  Any  garden  vegetables  eaten  with  meat.  [Prov.  Eng.  & 
  Colloq.  U.S.]  --Forby.  Bartlett. 
  Roots,  herbs,  vine  fruits,  and  salad  flowers  .  .  . 
  they  dish  up  various  ways,  and  find  them  very 
  delicious  sauce  to  their  meats,  both  roasted  and 
  boiled,  fresh  and  salt.  --Beverly. 
  3.  Stewed  or  preserved  fruit  eaten  with  other  food  as  a 
  relish;  as  apple  sauce,  cranberry  sauce,  etc  [U.S.] 
  ``Stewed  apple  sauce.''  --Mrs.  Lincoln  (Cook  Book). 
  4.  Sauciness;  impertinence.  [Low.]  --Haliwell. 
  {To  serve  one  the  same  sauce},  to  retaliate  in  the  same  kind 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sauce  \Sauce\  (s[add]s),  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  saucer.]  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Sauced}  (s[add]st);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Saucing} 
  1.  To  accompany  with  something  intended  to  give  a  higher 
  relish;  to  supply  with  appetizing  condiments;  to  season; 
  to  flavor. 
  2.  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  [R.] 
  Earth,  yield  me  roots;  Who  seeks  for  better  of  thee, 
  sauce  his  palate  With  thy  most  operant  poison! 
  3.  To  make  poignant;  to  give  zest,  flavor  or  interest  to  to 
  set  off  to  vary  and  render  attractive. 
  Then  fell  she  to  sauce  her  desires  with 
  threatenings.  --Sir  P. 
  Thou  sayest  his  meat  was  sauced  with  thy 
  upbraidings.  --Shak. 
  4.  To  treat  with  bitter,  pert,  or  tart  language;  to  be 
  impudent  or  saucy  to  [Colloq.  or  Low] 
  I'll  sauce  her  with  bitter  words  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sauce  \Sauce\  (s[=o]s),  n.  [F.]  (Fine  Art) 
  A  soft  crayon  for  use  in  stump  drawing  or  in  shading  with  the 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  flavorful  relish  or  dressing  or  topping  served  as  an 
  accompaniment  to  food 
  v  1:  behave  saucy  or  impudently  towards 
  2:  dress  with  a  relish,  for  example,  as  of  food 
  3:  add  zest  or  flavor  to  make  more  interesting;  "sauce  the 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  SAUCE,  n.  The  one  infallible  sign  of  civilization  and  enlightenment. 
  A  people  with  no  sauces  has  one  thousand  vices;  a  people  with  one 
  sauce  has  only  nine  hundred  and  ninety-nine.  For  every  sauce  invented 
  and  accepted  a  vice  is  renounced  and  forgiven. 

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