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    taste

    taste - Dictionary definition and meaning for word taste

    Definition
    (noun) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    Example Sentence
    • the candy left him with a bad taste
    • the melon had a delicious taste
    Definition
    (noun) a strong liking
    Example Sentence
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney
    Definition
    (noun) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    Example Sentence
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste
    Definition
    (noun) a brief experience of something
    Example Sentence
    • he got a taste of life on the wild side
    • she enjoyed her brief taste of independence
    Definition
    (noun) a small amount eaten or drunk
    Synonyms : mouthful
    Example Sentence
    • take a taste--you'll like it
    Definition
    (noun) the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
    Example Sentence
    • his cold deprived him of his sense of taste
    Definition
    (noun) a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
    Synonyms : tasting
    Example Sentence
    • a wine tasting
    Definition
    (verb) have flavor; taste of something
    Synonyms : savor , savour
    Definition
    (verb) perceive by the sense of taste
    Example Sentence
    • Can you taste the garlic?
    Definition
    (verb) take a sample of
    Synonyms : sample , try , try out
    Example Sentence
    • Try these new crackers
    • Sample the regional dishes
    Definition
    (verb) have a distinctive or characteristic taste
    Synonyms : smack
    Example Sentence
    • This tastes of nutmeg
    Definition
    (verb) distinguish flavors
    Example Sentence
    • We tasted wines last night
    Definition
    (verb) experience briefly
    Example Sentence
    • The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died
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