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Taste meaning

taste - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. distinguish flavors; " We tasted wines last night"
  2. 2. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow.
  3. 3. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  4. 4. To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To take sparingly.
  8. 8. To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.
  9. 9. The act of tasting; gustation.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
  14. 14. A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit.
  15. 15. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  16. 16. To partake of; to participate in; - usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
  17. 17. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; - formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
  18. 18. Sense or act of tasting; flavor; small portion; relish; faculty by which the mind perceives beauty; refined discrimination; choice; style, as showing taste.
  19. 19. To have a flavor of.
  20. 20. To perceive by the tongue or palate; try by taking a little in the mouth; eat a little of; experience.

taste - examples of usage

  1. She lives, however, after her own taste. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. They'll be something new to me, and I want to find out how they taste." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. By and by they found out an amusement very much to their taste. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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