Definitions for: Relish

[n] the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
[n] vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
[n] spicy or savory condiment
[v] derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

Webster (1913) Definition: Rel"ish (r?l"?sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relished
(-?sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Relishing.] [Of. relechier to lick
or taste anew; pref. re- re-+ lechier to lick, F. l?cher. See
Lecher, Lick.]
1. To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to
partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be
pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from;
as, to relish food.

Now I begin to relish thy advice. --Shak.

He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish
the honors which he enjoys. --Atterbury.

2. To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.

A savory bit that served to relish wine. --Dryden.

Rel"ish, v. i.
To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give
gratification; to have a flavor.

Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not
have relished among my other discredits. --Shak.

A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit
and invention, hath no foundation in nature.

Rel"ish, n.
1. A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence,
enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.

Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained From
this delightful fruit, nor known till now True
relish, tasting. --Milton.

When liberty is gone, Life grows insipid, and has
lost its relish. --Addison.

2. Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.

It preserve some relish of old writing. --Pope.

3. A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.

A relish for whatever was excelent in arts.

I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids
fair to be j?dicious. --Cowper.

4. That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically,
something taken with food to render it more palatable or
to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.

Syn: Taste; savor; flavor; appetite; zest; gusto; liking;

Rel"ish, n. (Carp.)
The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a
tenon, on a tenoned piece. --Knight.

Synonyms: bask, enjoy, flavor, flavour, gusto, sapidity, savor, savor, savour, savour, smack, tang, zest, zestfulness

See Also: chowchow, condiment, devour, enjoyment, enthusiasm, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, lemon, like, olive, piccalilli, pickle, pickle relish, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, vanilla

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