Taste is defined as to try a food or drink or to notice the flavor of something.(verb)
Taste is the acting of eating or drinking, the sense of noticing flavors in food or drink, or a liking for something.(noun)
See taste in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tasten < OFr taster, to handle, touch, taste < VL *tastare, prob. < *taxitare, freq. of L taxare, to feel, touch sharply, judge of, freq. of tangere: see tact
Origin: ME < OFr tast < the v.
See taste in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb tast·ed, tast·ing, tastes verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English tasten, to touch, taste
Origin: , from Old French taster
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *tastāre
Origin: , probably alteration of Latin *taxāre
Origin: , probably frequentative of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
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