Definitions for taste

Definitions for (noun) taste

Main entry: taste, tasting

Definition: a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds

Usage: a wine tasting

Main entry: gustation, gustatory modality, taste, sense of taste

Definition: the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth

Usage: his cold deprived him of his sense of taste

Main entry: taste, taste perception, taste sensation, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation

Definition: the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

Usage: the candy left him with a bad taste; the melon had a delicious taste

Main entry: taste, perceptiveness, discernment, appreciation

Definition: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

Usage: arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success; to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

Main entry: taste

Definition: a brief experience of something

Usage: he got a taste of life on the wild side; she enjoyed her brief taste of independence

Main entry: predilection, preference, taste, penchant

Definition: a strong liking

Usage: my own preference is for good literature; the Irish have a penchant for blarney

Main entry: mouthful, taste

Definition: a small amount eaten or drunk

Usage: take a taste--you'll like it

Definitions for (verb) taste

Main entry: taste

Definition: experience briefly

Usage: The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died

Main entry: try, try out, taste, sample

Definition: take a sample of

Usage: Try these new crackers; Sample the regional dishes

Main entry: taste

Definition: perceive by the sense of taste

Usage: Can you taste the garlic?

Main entry: taste

Definition: distinguish flavors

Usage: We tasted wines last night

Main entry: savor, savour, taste

Definition: have flavor; taste of something

Main entry: taste, smack

Definition: have a distinctive or characteristic taste

Usage: This tastes of nutmeg

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