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Definitions of taste

  1. delicate discrimination ( especially of aesthetic values); " arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; " to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
  2. the faculty of taste; " his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
  3. the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; " the candy left him with a bad taste"; " the melon had a delicious taste"
  4. a small amount eaten or drunk; " take a taste-- you'll like it"
  5. a strong liking; " my own preference is for good literature"; " the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
  6. have flavor; taste of something
  7. have a distinctive or characteristic taste; " This tastes of nutmeg"
  8. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; " a wine tasting"
  9. a brief experience of something; " he got a taste of life on the wild side"; " she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
  10. perceive by the sense of taste; " Can you taste the garlic?"
  11. experience briefly; " The ex- slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
  12. distinguish flavors; " We tasted wines last night"
  13. To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of ( anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively.
  14. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  15. To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
  16. To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine.
  17. To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a particular quality or character; as, this water tastes brackish; the milk tastes of garlic.
  18. To take sparingly.
  19. To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.
  20. The act of tasting; gustation.
  21. A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste; an acid taste; a sweet taste.
  22. The one of the five senses by which certain properties of bodies ( called their taste, savor, flavor) are ascertained by contact with the organs of taste.
  23. The power of perceiving and relishing excellence in human performances; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, congruity, proportion, symmetry, or whatever constitutes excellence, particularly in the fine arts and belles- letters; critical judgment; discernment.
  24. Manner, with respect to what is pleasing, refined, or in accordance with good usage; style; as, music composed in good taste; an epitaph in bad taste.
  25. Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
  26. A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit.
  27. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  28. To partake of; to participate in; - usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
  29. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; - formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
  30. To perceive or know by the tongue and palate; to test by eating or drinking a little of; to find out the flavor of by eating or drinking a little; to participate in or experience; as, to taste remorse; to enjoy.
  31. To try food by the tongue or palate; to have a certain flavor; to eat or drink sparingly; to partake; to have experience or enjoyment: with of.
  32. The flavor of a substance as perceived by the tongue and palate; act of taking into the mouth to find out the quality or flavor; a little bit or piece; a small quantity tasted; the one of the five senses which perceives the flavor of substances by the tongue and palate; liking: with for; ability to see and admire what is beautiful; critical judgment; habit or manner in relation to that which is refined; as, she dresses in good taste.
  33. Taster.
  34. 1. To perceive through the medium of the gustatory nerves. 2. The sensation produced by a suitable stimulus applied to the gustatory nerve endings in the tongue.
  35. Sense which distinguishes one savor from another.
  36. To try or perceive by the touch of the tongue or palate: to try by eating a little: to eat a little of: to partake of: to experience.
  37. To try or perceive by the mouth: to have a flavor of.
  38. The act or sense of tasting: the sensation caused by a substance on the tongue: the sense by which we perceive the flavor of a thing: the quality or flavor of anything: a small portion: intellectual relish or discernment: the faculty by which the mind perceives the beautiful: nice perception: choice, predilection.
  39. To have a flavor.
  40. Sense or act of tasting; flavor; small portion; relish; faculty by which the mind perceives beauty; refined discrimination; choice; style, as showing taste.
  41. To have a flavor of.
  42. To perceive by the tongue or palate; try by taking a little in the mouth; eat a little of; experience.
  43. To perceive the flavor of.
  44. To test by taking a little of into the mouth.
  45. To have slight experience of.
  46. To take a taste.
  47. The sensation excited when a soluble substance is put into the mouth; flavor.
  48. The sense that gives such sensation.
  49. A small quantity tasted; also, the act of tasting.
  50. Nice perception of artistic excellence.
  51. Inclination.
  52. The act of tasting; the sensation produced by tasting; the sense by which we taste; relish; intellectual relish; judgment; discernment, particularly in the fine arts and belles Iettres; style; manner; a small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tasted or eaten.
  53. To perceive by the tongue and palate; to try the relish of; to try by eating a little; or to eat a little; to essay first; to have pleasure from; to experience; to relish intellectually; to enjoy.
  54. To try by the mouth; to eat or drink a little; to have a smack; to try the relish of anything; to have a percep on, to enjoy sparingly.
  55. To perceive and distinguish by means of the tongue or palate; to test by the tongue; to try the relish of; to obtain pleasure from; to experience; to undergo; to have a particular flavour or relish; to eat a little; to have a particular quality or flavour; to enjoy sparingly.
  56. The peculiar sensation excited by bringing a substance into contact with the tongue and palate, differing according to the substance; relish; flavour; nice perception; judgment; discernment; a little piece eaten; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, or whatever constitutes excellence in human performances; manner or style calculated to please.
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Usage examples for taste

  1. Miss Yocomb interrupted my thoughts by saying: I thought my dress would be much too simple and country- like for your taste. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  2. At first I could not taste them, I felt so sorry to see them killed in that way. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  3. The fruit was greenish and pleasant to the taste. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  4. I didn't taste it without your leave. – Little Frankie at His Plays by Madeline Leslie
  5. I was just going to remark that I admired his taste. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  6. " It's all a matter of taste. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. " I'm going to give him a taste of that, Bill," he said. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  8. The watch on deck would now and then Run down and wake him, with the lead; He'd up and taste, and tell the men How many miles they went ahead. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  9. Elsie Venner has a strange taste in dress, let me tell you. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. Thus it came about that it was her taste which changed. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  11. His way of writing now is past: The town has got a better taste. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  12. And they cried one to another, 'She, only she, has done this, who has always said, 'I like not the taste of man- flesh; men are too like me; I cannot eat them. – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  13. I am not bound to taste for a tirewoman! – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  14. When did you ever taste me? – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  15. You say to me that I have no taste. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  16. I'm warming beer, with butter in it; I beg ye'll taste it in a minute. – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  17. I often run my hands through it, and taste it. – The Bell Tone by Edmund H. Leftwich
  18. It was certainly contrary to all good taste. – Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet
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