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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun relish has 3 senses

Verb relish has 1 sense


relishv. t. [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re-+ lechier to lick, F. lcher. See Lecher, Lick.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Now I begin to relish thy advice."  [1913 Webster]
    "He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honors which he enjoys."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.  [1913 Webster]
    "A savory bit that served to relish wine."  [1913 Webster]
relishv. i. 
     To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor.  [1913 Webster]
    "Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits."  [1913 Webster]
    "A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained
    From this delightful fruit, nor known till now
    True relish, tasting.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "When liberty is gone,
    Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.  [1913 Webster]
    "It preserve some relish of old writing."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.  [1913 Webster]
    "A relish for whatever was excelent in arts."  [1913 Webster]
    "I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be j"  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Taste; savor; flavor; appetite; zest; gusto; liking; delight.
     The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]


relish, n. & v.
1 (often foll. by for) a great liking or enjoyment. b keen or pleasurable longing (had no relish for travelling).
2 a an appetizing flavour. b an attractive quality (fishing loses its relish in winter).
3 a condiment eaten with plainer food to add flavour, esp. a piquant sauce, pickle, etc.
4 (foll. by of) a distinctive taste or tinge.
1 a get pleasure out of; enjoy greatly. b look forward to, anticipate with pleasure (did not relish what lay before her).
2 add relish to.

relishable adj.
alt. (with assim. to -ISH(2)) of obs. reles f. OF reles, relais remainder f. relaisser: see RELEASE



adore, affection, aftertaste, amusement, animal pleasure, anticipate, anticipation, appetite, appreciate, appreciation, ardency, ardor, avidity, bask in, be fond of, be partial to, be pleased with, bias, bite, bitter, bodily pleasure, break bread, briskness, canine appetite, carnal delight, cherish, comfort, condiment, condiments, content, contentment, count calories, coziness, creature comforts, crush, delectation, delight, delight in, derive pleasure from, devour, diet, dig, diversion, drought, dryness, eagerness, ease, eat, eat up, ecstasy, emptiness, empty stomach, endpleasure, enjoy, enjoying, enjoyment, entertainment, euphoria, excitement, fall to, fancy, fare, feast on, feed, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, flair, flavor, flavorer, flavoring, fondness, forepleasure, freak out on, fruition, fun, furor, fury, get high on, ginger, gloat over, go, gratification, great satisfaction, groove on, gust, gusto, guts, heart, heartiness, hearty enjoyment, heat, hollow hunger, hotness, hunger, hungriness, impassionedness, indulge in, infatuation, intellectual pleasure, joie de vivre, keen pleasure, kick, kicks, leaning, like, likes, liking, liveliness, look forward to, love, loving, luxuriate in, luxury, mind, nip, nippiness, palate, partake, partake of, partiality, passion, passionateness, penchant, pepperiness, physical pleasure, pitch in, pleasure, polydipsia, preference, prejudice, propensity, punch, quiet pleasure, raciness, rejoice in, revel in, riot in, salt, sapidity, sapor, satisfaction, savor, savoriness, seasoner, seasoning, self-gratification, self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, sexual pleasure, smack, smack the lips, snap, snappiness, soul, sour, spice, spiciness, spirit, stomach, sweet, sweet tooth, sweetness of life, swim in, take, take pleasure in, tang, tanginess, tapeworm, taste, thirst, thirstiness, titillation, tongue, tooth, torment of Tantalus, vehemence, verve, voluptuousness, wallow in, warmth, warmth of feeling, weakness, well-being, zeal, zest, zestfulness, zip




N pleasure, gratification, enjoyment, fruition, oblectation, delectation, delection, relish, zest, gusto, satisfaction, complacency, well-being, good, snugness, comfort, ease, cushion, sans souci, without worry, mind at ease, joy, gladness, delight, glee, cheer, sunshine, cheerfulness, treat, refreshment, amusement, luxury, mens sana in corpore sano, a sound mind in a sound body, happiness, felicity, bliss, beatitude, beautification, enchantment, transport, rapture, ravishment, ecstasy, summum bonum, paradise, elysium, third heaven, seventh heaven, cloud nine, unalloyed happiness, hedonics, hedonism, honeymoon, palmy days, halcyon days, golden age, golden time, Dixie, Dixie's land, Saturnia regna, Arcadia, Shangri-La, happy valley, Agapemone, pleased, not sorry, glad, gladsome, pleased as Punch, happy, blest, blessed, blissful, beatified, happy as a clam at high water, happy as a clam, happy as a king, happy as the day is long, thrice happy, ter quaterque beatus, enjoying, joyful, hedonic, in a blissful state, in paradise, in raptures, in ecstasies, in a transport of delight, comfortable, at ease, content, sans souci, overjoyed, entranced, enchanted, enraptures, enravished, transported, fascinated, captivated, with a joyful face, with sparkling eyes, pleasing, ecstatic, beatic, painless, unalloyed, without alloy, cloudless, happily, with pleasure, with glee, one's heart leaping with joy, a wilderness of sweets, I wish you all the joy that you can wish, jour de ma vie, joy ruled the day and love the night, joys season'd high and tasting strong of guilt, oh happiness, our being's end and aim!, there is a pleasure that is born of pain, throned on highest bliss, vedi Napoli e poi muori, zwischen Freud und Leid ist die Brucke nicht weit, the bridge between joy and sorrow is not wide.

VB be pleased, feel pleasure, experience pleasure, joy, enjoy oneself, hug oneself, be in clover &c, be in elysium, tread on enchanted ground, fall into raptures, go into raptures, feel at home, breathe freely, bask in the sunshine, be pleased with, receive pleasure, derive pleasure, from, take pleasure, in, delight in, rejoice in, indulge in, luxuriate in, gloat over, enjoy, relish, like, love, take to, take a fancy to, have a liking for, enter into the spirit of, take in good part, treat oneself to, solace oneself with.


N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.

Physical Pleasure

VB feel pleasure, experience pleasure, receive pleasure, enjoy, relish, luxuriate in, revel in, riot in, bask in, swim in, drink up, eat up, wallow in, feast on, gloat over, float on, smack the lips, live on the fat of the land, live in comfort, bask in the sunshine, faire ses choux gras, give pleasure.


N taste, good taste, refined taste, cultivated taste, delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact, finesse, nicety, to prepon, polish, elegance, grace, judgment, discernment, dilettantism, dilettanteism, virtu, fine art, culture, cultivation, aesthetics, man of taste, connoisseur, judge, critic, conoscente, virtuoso, amateur, dilettante, Aristarchus, Corinthian, arbiter elegantiarum, stagirite, euphemist, caviare to the general, in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty, unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic, cultivated, refined, dainty, esthetic, aesthetic, artistic, elegant, euphemistic, to one's taste, to one's mind, after one's fancy, comme il faut, tire a quatre epingles, elegantly, nihil tetigit quod non ornavit, chacun a son gout, oculi pictura tenentur aures cantibus, taste, flavor, gust, gusto, savor, gout, relish, sapor, sapidity, twang, smack, smatch, aftertaste, tang, tasting, degustation, gustation, palate, tongue, tooth, stomach, sapid, saporific, gustable, gustatory, gustful, strong, gamy, palatable.


N condiment, seasoning, sauce, spice, relish, appetizer, salt, mustard, grey poupon mustard, pepper, black pepper, white pepper, peppercorn, curry, sauce piquante, caviare, onion, garlic, pickle, achar, allspice, bell pepper, Jamaica pepper, green pepper, chutney, cubeb, pimento, capsicum, red pepper, chili peppers, cayenne, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, oregano, cloves, fennel, pot herbs, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, marjoram, frankincense, balm, myrrh, paprika, saffron, ginger, turmeric.


N savoriness, good taste, deliciousness, delectability, relish, zest, appetizer, tidbit, titbit, dainty, delicacy, tasty morsel, appetizer, hors d'ouvres, ambrosia, nectar, bonne-bouche, game, turtle, venison, delicatessen, savory, delicious, tasty, well-tasted, to one's taste, good, palatable, nice, dainty, delectable, toothful, toothsome, gustful, appetizing, lickerish, delicate, exquisite, rich, luscious, ambrosial, scrumptious, delightful, per amusare la bocca, cela se laisse manger.

VB be savory, tickle the palate, tickle the appetite, flatter the palate, render palatable, relish, like, smack the lips.

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