Definition of "taste" []

  • To distinguish the flavor of by taking into the mouth. (verb-transitive)
  • To eat or drink a small quantity of. (verb-transitive)
  • To partake of, especially for the first time; experience. (verb-transitive)
  • To perceive as if by the sense of taste. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To appreciate or enjoy. (verb-transitive)
  • The sense by which the qualities and flavour of a substance are distinguished by the taste buds (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The sensation experienced by means of the taste buds (noun)
  • The act of tasting (noun)
  • A small amount eaten, drunk, or tried on the tongue (noun)
  • A brief experience of something (noun)
  • A preference or liking for something; inclination (noun)
  • The ability to make discerning judgments about aesthetic, artistic, and intellectual matters; discrimination (noun)
  • Judgment of aesthetic or social matters according to a generally accepted standard (noun)
  • Discretion; delicacy (noun)
  • The act of testing (noun)
  • To distinguish the taste of (a substance) by means of the taste buds (verb)
  • To take a small amount of (a food, liquid, etc) into the mouth, esp in order to test the quality (verb)
  • To have a specific flavour or taste (verb)
  • To have an experience of (something) (verb)
  • To test by touching (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "taste" in a sentence
  • ""Note their shape, their exact colour; note their peculiar odour; and, above all, note their taste; for there are other plants, quite worthless for the purpose, closely resembling this one; but the _taste_ will at once tell you when you have found the right one.""
  • "I. ii.47 (332,4) taste of my virtue] Though _taste_ may stand in this place, yet I believe we should read, _assay_ or _test_ of my virtue: they are both metallurgical terms, and properly joined."
  • "The term taste, like all other figurative terms, is not extremely accurate; the thing which we understand by it is far from"