1. [ verb ] have flavor; taste of something
Synonyms: savor savour
Related terms: smack relish
2. [ noun ] (psychology,food) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
Synonyms: gustatory_sensation taste_perception gustatory_perception taste_sensation

"the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

Related terms: sensation finish relish sweet bitter astringency salt sour
3. [ noun ] a strong liking
Synonyms: preference predilection penchant

"my own preference is for good literature" "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

Related terms: liking weakness acquired_taste prefer
4. [ noun ] (psychology) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
Synonyms: appreciation perceptiveness discernment

"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

Related terms: discrimination vogue culture virtu delicacy tasteful tasteless
5. [ verb ] perceive by the sense of taste

"Can you taste the garlic?"

Related terms: perceive savor
6. [ verb ] take a sample of
Synonyms: sample try try_out

"Try these new crackers" "Sample the regional dishes"

Related terms: consume degust sample trial tasting sampler trier taster sampler
7. [ noun ] a brief experience of something

"he got a taste of life on the wild side" "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

Related terms: experience
8. [ verb ] distinguish flavors

"We tasted wines last night"

Related terms: identify taster
9. [ noun ] (physiology) the faculty of taste
Synonyms: sense_of_taste gustatory_modality gustation

"his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"

Related terms: exteroception modality
10. [ verb ] have a distinctive or characteristic taste
Synonyms: smack

"This tastes of nutmeg"

Related terms: relish
11. [ noun ] (food) a small amount eaten or drunk
Synonyms: mouthful

"take a taste--you'll like it"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity swallow morsel helping
12. [ verb ] experience briefly

"The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

Related terms: know
13. [ noun ] a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
Synonyms: tasting

"a wine tasting"

Related terms: sensing smack
Similar spelling:   tasset