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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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To partake of; to participate in; - usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. 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.
  9. To perceive the flavor of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To test by taking a little of into the mouth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To have slight experience of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To take sparingly. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To try or perceive by the mouth: to have a flavor of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To have a flavor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To have a flavor of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. To take a taste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. 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.
  24. the faculty of taste; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. 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
  29. experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. The act of tasting; gustation. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Essay; trial; experience; experiment. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; - formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. 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.
  41. Taster. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. 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.
  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. 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.
  45. The sense that gives such sensation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A small quantity tasted; also, the act of tasting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Nice perception of artistic excellence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Inclination. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.

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
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