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taste

noun (n)

  • the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The candy left him with a bad taste.
    The melon had a delicious taste.
    source: wordnet30
  • a strong liking (noun.feeling)
    source: wordnet30
  • delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values) (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    Arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success.
    To ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste.
    source: wordnet30
  • a brief experience of something (noun.event)
    Example:
    He got a taste of life on the wild side.
    She enjoyed her brief taste of independence.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small amount eaten or drunk (noun.food)
    Synonym: mouthful
    Example:
    Take a taste--you'll like it.
    source: wordnet30
  • the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    His cold deprived him of his sense of taste.
    source: wordnet30
  • a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds (noun.act)
    Synonym: tasting
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of tasting; gustation. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • have flavor; taste of something (verb.perception)
    Synonym: savor, savour
    source: wordnet30
  • perceive by the sense of taste (verb.perception)
    Example:
    Can you taste the garlic?.
    source: wordnet30
  • take a sample of (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: sample, try, try out
    source: wordnet30
  • have a distinctive or characteristic taste (verb.perception)
    Synonym: smack
    Example:
    This tastes of nutmeg.
    source: wordnet30
  • distinguish flavors (verb.perception)
    Example:
    We tasted wines last night.
    source: wordnet30
  • experience briefly (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died.
    source: wordnet30
  • To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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