The stew tastes salty.
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.
A taste for adventure; a play that was not to my taste.
Has good taste in clothes.
A remark made in bad taste.
An experience that left a bad taste in my mouth.
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.
A taste for red ties.
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.
Tasted of the life of the very rich.
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 pleasingSimmer, and season to taste.
Other Word Forms
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")).