From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsavoursa‧vour1 British English, savor American English /ˈseɪvə $ -ər/ verb [transitive] 1 to fully enjoy the taste or smell of something She sipped her wine, savouring every drop.2 ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingto fully enjoy a time or experience She savoured her few hours of freedom. He hesitated, savouring the moment. → savour of something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpussavour• After all, this was an important moment, a time to savour.• It was a day to remember, to savour.• This was truly paradise; it had to be savoured as we knew it short lived.• Victory tomorrow would be a sweet first to savour, crushing any doubts among City's sometimes cynical following.• Keegan is desperate to stay after savouring his first taste in management by keeping United in the Second Division.• And on Saturday, in the rain at Newmarket, Jeremy Glover savoured it to the full.• It is hard to savour the feelings opposition defenders experience when confronted by Hateley's presence.• It was a moment to be savoured, when danger was past and I was wholly at peace.savoursavour2 British English, savor American English noun [singular, uncountable] formal 1 COCTa pleasant taste or smell the sweet savour of wood smoke2 ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethinginterest and enjoyment Life seemed to have lost its savour for him.
Examples from the Corpussavour• About everything he writes hangs a faint savour of calculation.• His towering, blank-eyed presence at the head of the table drew the savour from the good food she cooked.• The truffles of Provence never taste so exquisite in London as here; they lose their savour, and gain in price.