verb (used with object), tasted, tasting.
to try or test the flavor or quality of (something) by taking some into the mouth:
to taste food.
to eat or drink a little of:
She barely tasted her dinner.
to eat or drink (often used in negative constructions):
He hadn’t tasted food for three days.
to perceive or distinguish the flavor of:
to taste the wine in a sauce.
to have or get experience, especially a slight experience:
these young men who had only begun to taste life.
to perceive in any way.
Archaic. to enjoy or appreciate.
to examine by touch; feel.
to test or try.
verb (used without object), tasted, tasting.
to try the flavor or quality of something.
to eat or drink a little (usually followed by of):
She tasted of the cake.
to perceive or distinguish the flavor of anything.
to have experience of something, however limited or slight.
to have a particular flavor (often followed by of):
The coffee tastes bitter. The bread tastes of mold.
to smack or savor (usually followed by of):
The story tastes of treason.
the act of tasting food or drink.
the sense by which the flavor or savor of things is perceived when they are brought into contact with the tongue.
the sensation or quality as perceived by this sense; flavor.
a small quantity tasted; a morsel, bit, or sip.
a relish, liking, or partiality for something:
a taste for music.
the sense of what is fitting, harmonious, or beautiful; the perception and enjoyment of what constitutes excellence in the fine arts, literature, fashion, etc.
the sense of what is seemly, polite, tactful, etc., to say or do in a given social situation.
one’s personal attitude or reaction toward an aesthetic phenomenon or social situation, regarded as either good or bad.
the ideas of aesthetic excellence or of aesthetically valid forms prevailing in a culture or personal to an individual:
a sample of Victorian taste; I consulted only my own taste in decorating this room.
the formal idiom preferred by a certain artist or culture; style; manner:
a façade in the Baroque taste.
a slight experience or a sample of something:
a taste of adventure.
a feeling or sensation resulting from an experience:
a compromise that left a bad taste in her mouth.
Obsolete. test or trial.
taste blood. blood (def 24).
to one’s taste, agreeable or pleasing to one:
He couldn’t find any ties that were completely to his taste.
the sense by which the qualities and flavour of a substance are distinguished by the taste buds
the sensation experienced by means of the taste buds
the act of tasting
a small amount eaten, drunk, or tried on the tongue
a brief experience of something: a taste of the whip
a preference or liking for something; inclination: to have a taste for danger
the ability to make discerning judgments about aesthetic, artistic, and intellectual matters; discrimination: to have taste
judgment of aesthetic or social matters according to a generally accepted standard: bad taste
discretion; delicacy: that remark lacks taste
(obsolete) the act of testing
to distinguish the taste of (a substance) by means of the taste buds
(usually transitive) to take a small amount of (a food, liquid, etc) into the mouth, esp in order to test the quality: to taste the wine
(often foll by of) to have a specific flavour or taste: the tea tastes of soap, this apple tastes sour
when intr, usually foll by of. to have an experience of (something): to taste success
(transitive) an archaic word for enjoy
(transitive) (obsolete) to test by touching
The sense that distinguishes the sweet, sour, salty, and bitter qualities of dissolved substances in contact with the taste buds on the tongue.
This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
The sensation of sweet, sour, salty, or bitter qualities produced by or as if by a substance placed in the mouth.
The unified sensation produced by any of these qualities plus a distinct smell and texture; flavor.
v. tast·ed, tast·ing, tastes
To distinguish the flavor of something by taking it into the mouth.
To eat or drink a small quantity of something.
To distinguish flavors in the mouth.
To have a distinct flavor.
noun 1. one of numerous small, flask-shaped bodies, chiefly in the epithelium of the tongue, which are the end organs for the sense of taste. noun 1. any of the elevated oval-shaped sensory end organs on the surface of the tongue, by means of which the sensation of taste is experienced taste bud n. One […]
- Taste cell
taste cell n. A darkly staining neuroepithelial cell in a taste bud that makes synaptic contact with sensory nerve fibers thus serving as receptors for taste. Also called gustatory cell.
verb (used with object), tasted, tasting. 1. to try or test the flavor or quality of (something) by taking some into the mouth: to taste food. 2. to eat or drink a little of: She barely tasted her dinner. 3. to eat or drink (often used in negative constructions): He hadn’t tasted food for three […]
adjective 1. having, displaying, or in accordance with good taste: tasteful clothing; a tasteful room. adjective 1. indicating good taste: a tasteful design 2. a rare word for tasty