- 1savour something to enjoy the full taste or flavour of something, especially by eating or drinking it slowly synonym relish He ate his meal slowly, savouring every mouthful. She took a sip of wine, savouring the fine vintage.
- 2savour something to enjoy a feeling or an experience thoroughly synonym relish I wanted to savour every moment. He sat for a few moments, savouring the memory to the full. an opportunity to savour the delights of snowboarding Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from Latin sapor, from sapere
BrE BrE//ˈseɪvə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they savour
BrE BrE//ˈseɪvə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvər//he / she / it savours
BrE BrE//ˈseɪvəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərz//past simple savoured
BrE BrE//ˈseɪvəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərd//past participle savoured
BrE BrE//ˈseɪvəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərd//-ing form savouring
BrE BrE//ˈseɪvərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪvərɪŋ//