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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Savor  \Sa"vor\,  n.  [OE.  savour,  savor,  savur,  OF  savor,  savour, 
  F.  saveur,  fr  L.  sapor,  fr  sapere  to  taste,  savor.  See 
  {Sage},  a.,  and  cf  {Sapid},  {Insipid},  {Sapor}.]  [Written 
  also  {savour}.] 
  1.  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. 
  I  smell  sweet  savors  and  I  feel  soft  things  --Shak. 
  2.  Hence  specific  flavor  or  quality;  characteristic 
  property;  distinctive  temper,  tinge,  taint,  and  the  like 
  Why  is  not  my  life  a  continual  joy,  and  the  savor  of 
  heaven  perpetually  upon  my  spirit?  --Baxter. 
  3.  Sense  of  smell;  power  to  scent,  or  trace  by  scent.  [R.] 
  ``Beyond  my  savor.''  --Herbert. 
  4.  Pleasure;  delight;  attractiveness.  [Obs.] 
  She  shall  no  savor  have  therein  but  lite.  --Chaucer. 
  Syn:  Taste;  flavor;  relish;  odor;  scent;  smell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Savor  \Sa"vor\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Savored};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Savoring}.]  [Cf.  OF  savorer,  F.  savourer.  See  {Savor},  n.] 
  [Written  also  {savour}.] 
  1.  To  have  a  particular  smell  or  taste;  --  with  of 
  2.  To  partake  of  the  quality  or  nature;  to  indicate  the 
  presence  or  influence;  to  smack;  --  with  of 
  This  savors  not  much  of  distraction.  --Shak. 
  I  have  rejected  everything  that  savors  of  party. 
  3.  To  use  the  sense  of  taste.  [Obs.] 
  By  sight,  hearing,  smelling,  tasting  or  savoring, 
  and  feeling.  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Savor  \Sa"vor\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  perceive  by  the  smell  or  the  taste;  hence  to  perceive; 
  to  note.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  2.  To  have  the  flavor  or  quality  of  to  indicate  the  presence 
  of  [R.] 
  That  cuts  us  off  from  hope,  and  savors  only  Rancor 
  and  pride,  impatience  and  despite.  --Milton. 
  3.  To  taste  or  smell  with  pleasure;  to  delight  in  to  relish; 
  to  like  to  favor.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  taste  experience  when  a  savoury  condiment  is  taken  into 
  the  mouth  [syn:  {relish},  {flavor},  {flavour},  {sapidity}, 
  {savour},  {smack},  {tang}] 
  v  1:  derive  or  receive  pleasure  from  get  enjoyment  from  take 
  pleasure  in  "She  relished  her  fame  and  basked  in  her 
  glory"  [syn:  {enjoy},  {bask},  {relish},  {savour}] 
  2:  have  flavor;  taste  of  something  [syn:  {taste},  {savour}] 
  3:  taste  appreciatively  [syn:  {savour}] 
  4:  give  taste  to  [syn:  {savour}] 

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