Rel"ish (r?l"?sh), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Relished (-?sht); p. pr. & vb.
n. Relishing.] [Of. relechier to lick or taste
anew; pref. re- re-+ lechier to lick, F.
l?cher. See Lecher, Lick.] 1.
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
Now I begin to relish thy advice.
He knows how to prize his advantages, and to
relish the honors which he enjoys.
2. To give a relish to; to cause to taste
A savory bit that served to relish
Rel"ish, v. i. To have a pleasing
or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a
Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not
have relished among my other discredits.
A theory, which, how much soever it may relish
of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature.
Rel"ish, n. 1. A
pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable
quality; power of pleasing.
Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained Milton.
From this delightful fruit, nor known till now
True relish, tasting.
When liberty is gone,
Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish.
2. Savor; quality; characteristic
It preserve some relish of old
3. A taste for; liking; appetite;
A relish for whatever was excelent in
I have a relish for moderate praise, because it
bids fair to be j?dicious. 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.
Syn. -- Taste; savor; flavor; appetite; zest; gusto; liking;
Rel"ish, n. (Carp.) The
projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a
tenoned piece. Knight.