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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sauce \Sauce\ (s[add]s), verb (used with an object) [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.

2. To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to. [R.]

Earth, yield me roots; Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate With thy most operant poison! --Shak.

3. To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.

Then fell she to sauce her desires with threatenings. --Sir P. Sidney.

Thou sayest his meat was sauced with thy upbraidings. --Shak.

4. To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to. [Colloq. or Low]

I'll sauce her with bitter words. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sauce \Sauce\, noun [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 ingredients eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for meat or fish or for puddings; as, mint sauce; sweet sauce, etc. "Poignant sauce." --Chaucer.

High sauces and rich spices fetched from the Indies. --Sir S. Baker.

2. Any garden vegetables eaten with meat. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] --Forby. Bartlett.

Roots, herbs, vine fruits, and salad flowers . . . they dish up various ways, and find them very delicious sauce to their meats, both roasted and boiled, fresh and salt. --Beverly.

3. Stewed or preserved fruit eaten with other food as a relish; as, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, etc. [U.S.] "Stewed apple sauce." --Mrs. Lincoln (Cook Book).

4. Sauciness; impertinence. [Low.] --Haliwell.

{To serve one the same sauce}, to retaliate in the same kind. [Vulgar]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sauce \Sauce\ (s[=o]s), noun [F.] (Fine Art) A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food


1: behave saucily or impudently towards

2: dress (food) with a relish

3: add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; "sauce the roast"

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