Taste meaning

tāst
To distinguish flavors in the mouth.
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Taste is the acting of eating or drinking, the sense of noticing flavors in food or drink, or a liking for something.

An example of a taste is a sampling of soup, a taste of soup.

An example of a taste is the sense controlled by the buds on the tongue, the taste buds.

An example of a taste is an interest in and appreciation of good books, a taste for good books.

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To have a distinct flavor.

The stew tastes salty.

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To eat or drink a small amount.
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A personal preference or liking.

A taste for adventure; a play that was not to my taste.

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To have experience or enjoyment; partake.

Tasted of the life of the very rich.

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The act of tasting.
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A small quantity eaten or tasted.
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A limited or first experience; a sample.
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The ability to recognize and appreciate what is beautiful, excellent, or appropriate.

Has good taste in clothes.

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The sense of what is proper, seemly, or least likely to give offense in a given social situation.

A remark made in bad taste.

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The act of testing; trial.
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To test by touching.
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To test the flavor of by putting a little in one's mouth.
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To detect or distinguish the flavor of by the sense of taste.

To taste sage in a dressing.

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To eat or drink, esp. a small amount of.
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To receive the sensation of, as for the first time; experience; have.

To have tasted freedom at last.

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To appreciate; like.
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To discern or recognize flavors by the sense of taste; have the sense of taste.
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To eat or drink a small amount (of)
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To have the specific taste or flavor.

The milk tastes sour; the salad tastes of garlic.

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To have a sensation, limited experience, or anticipating sense (of something)
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That one of the five senses that is stimulated by contact of a substance with the taste buds and is capable of distinguishing basically among sweet, sour, salt, and bitter: the flavor of any specific substance is usually recognized by its combined taste, smell, and texture.
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The quality of a thing that is perceived through the sense of taste; flavor; savor.
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A small amount put into the mouth to test the flavor.
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The distinguishing flavor of a substance.

A chocolaty taste.

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A slight experience of something; sample.

To get a taste of another's anger.

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A small amount; bit; trace; suggestion; touch.
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A liking; inclination; fondness; bent.

To have no taste for business.

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The sense that distinguishes the sweet, sour, salty, and bitter qualities of dissolved substances in contact with the taste buds on the tongue.
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This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
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The sensation of sweet, sour, salty, or bitter qualities produced by or as if by a substance placed in the mouth.
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To distinguish flavors in the mouth.
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To have a distinct flavor.
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One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals .
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(countable and uncountable) A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. .

Dr. Parker has good taste in wine.

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(uncountable, figuratively) A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
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To sample the flavor of something orally.
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(intransitive) To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.

The chicken tasted great, but the milk tasted like garlic.

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I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.

They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.

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To take sparingly.
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To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
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Taste is defined as to try a food or drink or to notice the flavor of something.

An example of to taste is to sample a slice of pumpkin pie.

An example of to taste is to notice red pepper in a complex sauce.

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To distinguish the flavor of by taking into the mouth.
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To eat or drink a small quantity of.
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To partake of, especially for the first time; experience.

Prisoners finally tasting freedom.

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To appreciate or enjoy.
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in (good, poor, etc.) taste
  • In a form, style, or manner showing a (good, poor, etc.) sense of beauty, excellence, fitness, propriety, etc.
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in taste
  • In good taste.
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to one's taste
  • Pleasing to one.
  • So as to please one.
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to taste
  • So that the flavor is pleasing.
    Simmer, and season to taste.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in (good, poor, <i>etc.</i>) taste
in taste

Origin of taste

  • Middle English tasten to touch, taste from Old French taster from Vulgar Latin tastāre probably alteration of Latin taxāre probably frequentative of tangere to touch tag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English tasten, from Old French taster from assumed Vulgar Latin *taxitāre, a new iterative of Latin taxāre (“to touch sharply"), from tangere (“to touch"). Replaced native Middle English smaken, smakien (“to taste") (from Old English smacian (“to taste")), Middle English smecchen (“to taste, smack") (from Old English smeccan (“to taste")), Middle English buriȝen (“to taste") (from Old English byrigan, birian (“to taste")).

    From Wiktionary