Definition of Relish

1. Noun. Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment.

Exact synonyms: Gusto, Zest, Zestfulness
Generic synonyms: Enjoyment, Enthusiasm
Derivative terms: Zesty, Zestful



2. Verb. Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in. "Sam and Sue relish the movie "; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
Exact synonyms: Bask, Enjoy, Savor, Savour
Entails: Like
Specialized synonyms: Feast One's Eyes, Devour
Derivative terms: Enjoyer, Enjoyment, Enjoyment

3. Noun. Spicy or savory condiment.
Specialized synonyms: Olive, Pickle, Chowchow, Pickle Relish, Piccalilli
Generic synonyms: Condiment

4. Noun. The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth.

Definition of Relish

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor.

3. n. A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.

4. n. The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.

Definition of Relish

1. Noun. A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing. ¹

2. Noun. Savor; quality; characteristic tinge. ¹

3. Noun. A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness. ¹

4. Noun. 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. ¹

5. Noun. A cooked or pickled sauce, usually made with vegetables or fruits, generally used as a condiment. ¹

6. Noun. In a wooden frame, the projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece. ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To taste; to have a specified taste or flavour. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeable, to make appetizing. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To taste or eat with pleasure, to like the flavor of; to take great pleasure in. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relish

1. to enjoy [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: enjoy

Medical Definition of Relish

1. 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." (Macaulay) "I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be jdicious." (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. Synonym: Taste, savor, flavor, appetite, zest, gusto, liking, delight. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Relish

reliquely
reliques
reliquiae
reliquian
reliquidate
reliquidated
reliquidates
reliquidating
reliquidation
reliquidations
reliquification
reliquified
reliquifies
reliquify
reliquifying
relish (current term)
relishable
relished
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relishing
relishingly
relisht
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relisted
relisten
relistened
relistening
relistens
relisting
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Literary usage of Relish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Taste and relish may be, moreover, compared as the act or power of tasting or relishing: we taste whatever affects our taste, but we relish that only which ..."

2. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"I give my niece's maid's description of my sister's title with a sense of the highest relish. My poor dear sister is a tiresome woman who married a ..."

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