1. the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
- the candy left him with a bad taste
- the melon had a delicious taste
2. a strong liking
3. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
- arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
- to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste
4. a brief experience of something
- he got a taste of life on the wild side
- she enjoyed her brief taste of independence
5. a small amount eaten or drunk
- take a taste--you'll like it
Similar word(s): mouthful
Definition categories: food
6. the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
- his cold deprived him of his sense of taste
Similar word(s): gustation
7. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
Similar word(s): tasting
Sentences with taste as a noun:
- Dr. Parker has good taste in wine.
1. have flavor; taste of something
Definition categories: perception
2. perceive by the sense of taste
- Can you taste the garlic?
3. take a sample of
4. have a distinctive or characteristic taste
- This tastes of nutmeg
Similar word(s): smack
5. distinguish flavors
- We tasted wines last night
6. experience briefly
- The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died
Sentences with taste as a verb:
- The chicken tasted great, but the milk tasted like garlic.
- I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.
- They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.