Definitions of taste

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  4. To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
  5. To partake of; to participate in; - usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To perceive by the tongue or palate; try by taking a little in the mouth; eat a little of; experience.
  9. To perceive the flavor of.
  10. To test by taking a little of into the mouth.
  11. To have slight experience of.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To take sparingly.
  15. To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.
  16. 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.
  17. To try or perceive by the mouth: to have a flavor of.
  18. To have a flavor.
  19. To have a flavor of.
  20. perceive by the sense of taste; " Can you taste the garlic?"
  21. To take a taste.
  22. 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.
  23. the faculty of taste; " his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
  24. 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"
  25. a strong liking; " my own preference is for good literature"; " the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
  26. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; " a wine tasting"
  27. a brief experience of something; " he got a taste of life on the wild side"; " she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
  28. experience briefly; " The ex- slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
  29. distinguish flavors; " We tasted wines last night"
  30. The act of tasting; gustation.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
  36. A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit.
  37. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  38. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; - formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
  39. 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.
  40. Taster.
  41. 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.
  42. Sense or act of tasting; flavor; small portion; relish; faculty by which the mind perceives beauty; refined discrimination; choice; style, as showing taste.
  43. The sensation excited when a soluble substance is put into the mouth; flavor.
  44. The sense that gives such sensation.
  45. A small quantity tasted; also, the act of tasting.
  46. Nice perception of artistic excellence.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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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