|1.||[ verb ] have flavor; taste of something|
|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"
|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|
"This tastes of nutmeg"
|11.||[ noun ] (food) a small amount eaten or drunk|
"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"
|13.||[ noun ] a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds|
"a wine tasting"
|Related terms:||sensing smack|