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1. taste [ v ] have flavor; taste of something

Used in print:

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

He was tasting his mouth .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Mike remained in trance ; there was much to grok , loose_ends to puzzle_over and fit into his growing - all that he had seen and heard and been at the Archangel_Foster_Tabernacle ( not just cusp when he and Digby had come face_to_face alone ) - why Bishop_Senator_Boone made him warily uneasy , how Miss_Dawn_Ardent tasted like a water_brother when she was not , the smell of goodness he had incompletely grokked in the jumping_up_and_down and wailing -

Synonyms taste savor savour Related Terms smack relish

2. taste [ n ] the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
Examples: "the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Sometimes it takes several `` eatings '' of avocado to catch that delightful quality in taste that has made it such a favorite throughout the world .

Good taste and versatility , plus safety from spray poisons would be enough to recommend the frequent use of such a fruit , even if its nutritional values were limited .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

Mauve colored mouths that had never known anything sweeter than the taste of new wine and the passion of man 's tongue had not smiled , but had condemned again_and_again .

Suddenly he was interrupted in his daydreaming by a warm wetness lapping against his chin , and his eyes opened wide and long at the sight of a goat 's claret tongue , feasting against the salt taste of him .

With his mouth opened wide , he squirted the warm white milk against the roof of his mouth and his tongue savored the light , earthy taste of it .

Synonyms taste taste_perception gustatory_sensation gustatory_perception taste_sensation Related Terms sensation finish relish sweet bitter astringency salt sour

3. taste [ n ] a strong liking
Examples: "my own preference is for good literature" "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

Used in print:

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

If the record buyer 's tastes are somewhat eclectic or even the slightest bit esoteric , he will find them satisfied on educational records .

(The Providence Journal...)

Wallace_Gray has directed a difficult play here , usually well , but with just a_bit too much physical movement in the first act for my taste .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The cowboy films , the cops and robbers films , and the slapstick comedy films culminating in an insane chase are not_only catering to what critics may assume to be a vulgar taste for violence ; these films and these sequences are also seeking_out - instinctively or by_design - the peculiarly cinematic elements of narrative .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

A Southerner married to a New_Englander , I have lived for many years in a Connecticut commuting town with a high percentage of artists , writers , publicity_men , and business_executives of egghead tastes .

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

In repetitions of the experiment from couple to couple , the votes of the two persons in a couple probably agree more often than independence would imply , because couples who visit the museum together are more likely to have similar tastes than are a random pair of people drawn from the entire population of visitors .

Synonyms taste preference predilection penchant Related Terms liking weakness acquired_taste prefer

4. taste [ n ] delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
Examples: "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal...)

Still , his finale is put_together with taste and a most sensitive projection of that pale sustenance , despair .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

This particular song at this particular time could only be interpreted as the ultimate in bad taste , callous exploitation beyond the bounds of decency .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

His hubris , deficiency of taste , and sadism carried him straightaway to the top .

Synonyms taste appreciation perceptiveness discernment Related Terms discrimination vogue culture virtu delicacy tasteful tasteless

5. taste [ v ] perceive by the sense of taste
Examples: "Can you taste the garlic?"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

You will find that avocado is unlike any other fruit you have ever tasted .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

When the fate of the individual is visited on the group , then ( the warm sweet butter dripped from her raised trembling fork and she pushed her head forward belligerently ) , ah , then the true bitterness of existence could be tasted .

Synonyms taste Related Terms perceive savor

6. taste [ v ] take a sample of
Examples: "Try these new crackers" "Sample the regional dishes"

Used in print:

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

But there was a look about her mouth as_though she were tasting lemons .

Synonyms sample taste try try_out Related Terms consume degust sample trial tasting sampler trier taster sampler

7. taste [ n ] a brief experience of something
Examples: "he got a taste of life on the wild side" "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

Used in print:

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

She liked this taste of authority and independence , and , with darkness , was not likely to give it up .

Synonyms taste Related Terms experience

8. taste [ v ] distinguish flavors
Examples: "We tasted wines last night"

Synonyms taste Related Terms identify taster

9. taste [ n ] the faculty of taste
Examples: "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"

Synonyms gustation sense_of_taste gustatory_modality taste Related Terms exteroception modality

10. taste [ v ] have a distinctive or characteristic taste
Examples: "This tastes of nutmeg"

Synonyms taste smack Related Terms relish

11. taste [ n ] a small amount eaten or drunk
Examples: "take a taste--you'll like it"

Synonyms mouthful taste Related Terms small_indefinite_quantity swallow morsel helping

12. taste [ v ] experience briefly
Examples: "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

Synonyms taste Related Terms know

13. taste [ n ] a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
Examples: "a wine tasting"

Synonyms tasting taste Related Terms sensing smack

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