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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)

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.

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"