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Meaning of RELISH

Pronunciation:  'relish

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

RELISH is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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;
  4. \Rel"ish\, n. (Carp.)
    The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a
    tenon, on a tenoned piece. --Knight.