sauce
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin salsa, feminine of salsus salted, from past participle of sallere to salt, from sal salt — more at salt Date: 14th century 1. a condiment or relish for food; especially a fluid dressing or topping 2. something that adds zest or piquancy 3. stewed fruit eaten with other food or as a dessert 4. pert or impudent language or actions 5. slang liquor — used with the II. transitive verb (sauced; saucing) Date: 15th century 1. a. to dress with relish or seasoning b. to cover or serve with a sauce 2. a. archaic to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics of b. to give zest or piquancy to 3. to be rude or impudent to

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  • sauce — [ sos ] n. f. • 1450; salse v. 1170; var. sause, sausse « eau salée » v. 1138; lat. pop. ° salsa « chose salée », class. salsus « salé » I ♦ 1 ♦ Préparation liquide ou onctueuse, formée d éléments gras et aromatiques plus ou moins liés et étendus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • saucé — sauce [ sos ] n. f. • 1450; salse v. 1170; var. sause, sausse « eau salée » v. 1138; lat. pop. ° salsa « chose salée », class. salsus « salé » I ♦ 1 ♦ Préparation liquide ou onctueuse, formée d éléments gras et aromatiques plus ou moins liés et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sauce — hollandaise über Spargel und Kartoffeln Sauce oder Soße (von französisch sauce, „Tunke“, „Brühe“; aus lateinisch salsa, „gesalzene Brühe“) ist eine flüssig bis sämig gebundene, würzende Beigabe zu warmen und kalten Speisen, Salaten und Desserts …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sauce — Sauce, n. [F., fr. OF. sausse, LL. salsa, properly, salt pickle, fr. L. salsus salted, salt, p. p. of salire to salt, fr. sal salt. See {Salt}, and cf. {Saucer}, {Souse} pickle, {Souse} to plunge.] 1. A composition of condiments and appetizing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sauce — (s[add]s), v. t. [Cf. F. saucer.] [imp. & p. p. {Sauced} (s[add]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Saucing} (s[add] s[i^]ng).] 1. To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sauce — (Del lat. salix, ĭcis). m. Árbol de la familia de las Salicáceas, que crece hasta 20 m de altura, con tronco grueso, derecho, de muchas ramas y ramillas péndulas. Tiene copa irregular, estrecha y clara, hojas angostas, lanceoladas, de margen poco …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • sauce — [so:s US so:s] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin salsa, from sallere to add salt to , from sal salt ] 1.) [U and C] a thick cooked liquid that is served with food to give it a particular taste tomato/cheese/wine etc sauce ▪ vanilla… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sauce — [ sɔs ] noun count or uncount ** 1. ) a liquid food that you put on other foods to give them a particular flavor: soy/tomato/mint sauce ice cream and chocolate sauce 2. ) the sauce AMERICAN OLD FASHIONED alcoholic drinks: hit the sauce (=drink a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sauce — ► NOUN 1) thick liquid served with food to add moistness and flavour. 2) N. Amer. stewed fruit, especially apples. 3) informal, chiefly Brit. impertinence. ► VERB 1) (usu. be sauced) season with a sauce. 2) make more interesting and exc …   English terms dictionary

  • saucé — saucé, ée (sô sé, sée) part. passé de saucer. 1°   Trempé dans une sauce. Manger son pain saucé.    Fig. et familièrement. •   Mme de Coulanges m a écrit une grande lettre toute pleine d amitiés et de nouvelles.... elle dit que le voyage de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sauce — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: botánica Conjunto de árboles de la familia de las salicáceas que crece en terrenos húmedos. sauce blanco Sauce de tronco grisáceo y hojas muy pequeñas lanceoladas cubiertas de vello blanquecino. sauce llorón Sauce de …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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