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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Savor


SA'VOR, noun [Latin sapor, sapio, to taste.]

1. Taste or odor; something that perceptibly affects the organs of taste and smell; as the savor of an orange or rose; an ill savor; a sweet savor

I smell sweet savors -

In Scripture, it usually denotes smell, scent, odor.

Leviticus 26:1. Ecclesiastes 10:1.

2. The quality which renders a thing valuable; the quality which renders other bodies agreeable to the taste.

If the salt hath lost its savor - Matthew 5:1.

3. In Scripture, character; reputation. Exodus 5:1.

4. Cause; occasion. 2 Corinthians 2:1.

Sweet savor in Scripture, denotes that which renders a thing acceptable to God, or his acceptance. Hence, to smell a sweet savor is to accept the offering or service. Genesis 8:1.

SA'VOR, verb intransitive

1. To have a particular smell or taste.

2. To partake of the quality or nature of; or to have the appearance of. The answers savor of a humble spirit; or they savor of pride.

I have rejected every thing that savors of party.

SA'VOR, verb transitive

1. To like; to taste or smell with pleasure.

2. To like; to delight in; to favor. Mat 16.