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.
The stew tastes salty.
A taste for adventure; a play that was not to my taste.
Tasted of the life of the very rich.
Has good taste in clothes.
A remark made in bad taste.
To taste sage in a dressing.
To have tasted freedom at last.
The milk tastes sour; the salad tastes of garlic.
A chocolaty taste.
To get a taste of another's anger.
To have no taste for business.
The chicken tasted great, but the milk tasted like garlic.
I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.
They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
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.
Prisoners finally tasting freedom.
- In a form, style, or manner showing a (good, poor, etc.) sense of beauty, excellence, fitness, propriety, etc.
- In good taste.
- Pleasing to one.
- So as to please one.
- So that the flavor is pleasing.Simmer, and season to 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 *taxitÄre, a new iterative of Latin taxÄre (“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 buriÈen (“to taste") (from Old English byrigan, birian (“to taste")).