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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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the faculty of taste; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. have flavor; taste of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To take sparingly. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The act of tasting; gustation. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Essay; trial; experience; experiment. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To partake of; to participate in; - usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; - formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The sensation or perception of certain qualities of substances put in the mouth, primarily sweet, sour, salt and bitter. Medical Dictionary DB
  33. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Taster. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. 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. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  38. Sense which distinguishes one savor from another. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  39. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To try or perceive by the mouth: to have a flavor of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. To have a flavor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Sense or act of tasting; flavor; small portion; relish; faculty by which the mind perceives beauty; refined discrimination; choice; style, as showing taste. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. To have a flavor of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. To perceive by the tongue or palate; try by taking a little in the mouth; eat a little of; experience. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. To perceive the flavor of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. To test by taking a little of into the mouth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. To have slight experience of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. To take a taste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. The sensation excited when a soluble substance is put into the mouth; flavor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. The sense that gives such sensation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. A small quantity tasted; also, the act of tasting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Nice perception of artistic excellence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. Inclination. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  55. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  59. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. To partake of; to participate in; -- usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure. mso.anu.edu.au
  61. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; -- formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study. mso.anu.edu.au
  62. To partake of; to participate in; usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure. dictgcide_fs
  63. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study. dictgcide_fs
  64. A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tasted or eaten; a bit. dictgcide_fs
  65. t[=a]st, v.t. 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 relish, enjoy: to experience: (Shak.) to enjoy carnally.--v.i. to try or perceive by the mouth: to have a flavour of.--n. the act or sense of tasting: the particular sensation caused by a substance on the tongue: the sense by which we perceive the flavour of a thing: the quality or flavour of anything: a small portion: intellectual relish or discernment: the faculty by which the mind perceives the beautiful: nice perception: choice, predilection.--adjs. T[=A]ST'ABLE, that may be tasted; TASTE'FUL, full of taste: having a high relish: showing good taste.--adv. TASTE'FULLY.--n. TASTE'FULNESS.--adj. TASTE'LESS, without taste: insipid.--adv. TASTE'LESSLY.--ns. TASTE'LESSNESS; T[=A]ST'ER, one skilful in distinguishing flavours by the taste: one whose duty it is to test the quality of food by tasting it before serving it to his master.--adv. T[=A]ST'ILY, with good taste, neatly.--n. T[=A]ST'ING, the act or sense of tasting.--adj. T[=A]ST'Y, having a good taste: possessing nice perception of excellence: in conformity with good taste.--TO ONE'S TASTE, to one's liking, agreeable. [O. Fr. taster (Fr. tâter), as if from Low L. taxit[=a]re--L. tax[=a]re, to touch repeatedly, to estimate--tang[)e]re, to touch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  66. A peculiar sensation produced by the contact of soluble substances with the tongue; characterized as sweet, sour, bitter, insipid, etc. na
  67. Learn flavour of (food &c. or abs.) by taking it into the mouth, as t. this cheese, he tastes teas (professionally) for Smith& Co.; eat small portion of or archaic of (esp. after negative), as must just t. a snack, has not tasted food for 3 days; perceive the flavour of, as can t. nothing when you have a cold, fancy I t. garlic; (archaic) relish, enjoy, as cannot t. a joke against himself; experience, have experience of, as shall not t. (of) death, has never tasted (of) success; (of food &c. or fig.) have a flavour of, smack of, as tastes of mint, his writings t. of the schools. Hence tastable a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  68. Sensation excited in certain organs of mouth by contact of some soluble things, flavour, as cannot endure the t. of onions, white of egg has no t.; sense by which this is perceived; (rare) act of tasting; small portion (of food &c.) taken as sample; liking, predilection, for, as has no t. for sweet things, a t. for drawing, scenery, argument, is not to my t. (liking); faculty of discerning& enjoying beauty or other excellence esp. in art& literature, as is a man of t., true, false, t.; disposition or execution of work of art, choice of language, conduct, &c., dictated by or seen in the light of this faculty, as composed in admirable t., the remark was in bad t. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  69. The sensation of flavor due to the action of certain exciting substances upon special nerve endings in the tongue. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  70. n. Act of tasting ; gustation ; - a particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue ; savour ; flavour ;-the sense by which the savour of bodies is ascertained; palate; -intellectual relish; - judgment; discernment; - sensibility; critical faculty;- style ; manner of design, performance, or execution ; grace in arrangement or composition ; elegance in form or structure;-personal likings or dislikings ; individual choice, as in pursuits, pleasures, dress, society, habits, &c., as evidencing individual character, temper, and disposition;-trial; experiment ; assay ;-a small portion given as a specimen : a bit. Cabinet Dictionary

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