Pronunciation: tāst
v. t.1.To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow.
[imp. & p. p. Tasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tasting.]
Taste it well and stone thou shalt it find.
- Chaucer.
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.
I tasted a little of this honey.
- 1 Sam. xiv. 29.
4.To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
He . . . should taste death for every man.
- Heb. ii. 9.
5.To partake of; to participate in; - usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
Thou . . . wilt taste
No pleasure, though in pleasure, solitary.
- Milton.
v. i.1.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.
2.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.
3.To take sparingly.
4.To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of tasting; gustation.
2.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.
3.(Physiol.) 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.
4.Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; - formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
I have no taste
Of popular applause.
- Dryden.
5.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.
6.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.
7.Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
8.A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tasted or eaten; a bit.
9.A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
Taste buds
(Anat.) the flask-shaped end organs of taste in the epithelium of the tongue. They are made up of modified epithelial cells arranged somewhat like leaves in a bud.
Noun1.taste - 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"
2.taste - a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
3.taste - 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"
4.taste - a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
5.taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
Synonyms: mouthful
6.taste - the faculty of taste; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
7.taste - a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
Synonyms: tasting
Verb1.taste - have flavor; taste of something
Synonyms: savour, savor
2.taste - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
Synonyms: sample, try, try out
3.taste - perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
4.taste - have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
Synonyms: smack
5.taste - distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
6.taste - experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
1.taste - (primarily MIT) The quality of a program that tends to be inversely proportional to the number of features, hacks, and kluges it contains. Taste refers to sound judgment on the part of the creator. See also elegant, flavour.
2.taste - Alternative spelling of "tayste".
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