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RELISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does relish mean? 

RELISH (noun)
  The noun RELISH has 3 senses:

1. vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
2. spicy or savory condiment
3. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

  Familiarity information: RELISH used as a noun is uncommon.


RELISH (verb)
  The verb RELISH has 1 sense:

1. derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

  Familiarity information: RELISH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELISH (noun)


Sense 1relish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

zestfulness; zest; relish; gusto

Hypernyms ("relish" is a kind of...):

enjoyment (the pleasure felt when having a good time)

enthusiasm (a feeling of excitement)


Sense 2relish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spicy or savory condiment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("relish" is a kind of...):

condiment (a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "relish"):

olive (one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish)

pickle (vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar)

chowchow (chopped pickles in mustard sauce)

pickle relish (relish of chopped (usually sweet) pickles)

piccalilli (relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion)


Sense 3relish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

savor; tang; savour; sapidity; smack; flavor; relish; nip; flavour

Hypernyms ("relish" is a kind of...):

gustatory perception; gustatory sensation; taste; taste perception; taste sensation (the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "relish"):

lemon (a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons)

vanilla (a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans)


RELISH (verb)


Sense 1relish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

bask; enjoy; relish; savor; savour

Context example:

She relished her fame and basked in her glory

"Relish" entails doing...:

like (find enjoyable or agreeable)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "relish"):

feast one's eyes (look at with great enjoyment)

devour (enjoy avidly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue relish the movie


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