(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: thought, esthesis, sensation

2. a strong liking

Similar word(s): penchant, predilection, preference

Definition categories: feeling, 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

Similar word(s): appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness

Definition categories: thought, discrimination, secernment

4. a brief experience of something

- he got a taste of life on the wild side

- she enjoyed her brief taste of independence

Definition categories: event, experience

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

Definition categories: thought, modality, exteroception

7. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds

Similar word(s): tasting

Definition categories: act, perception, sensing

Sentences with taste as a noun:

- Dr. Parker has good taste in wine.


1. have flavor; taste of something

Similar word(s): savor, savour

Definition categories: perception

2. perceive by the sense of taste

- Can you taste the garlic?

Definition categories: perception, comprehend, perceive

3. take a sample of

Similar word(s): sample, try

Definition categories: consumption, consume, have, ingest, take

4. have a distinctive or characteristic taste

- This tastes of nutmeg

Similar word(s): smack

Definition categories: perception, savor, savour, taste

5. distinguish flavors

- We tasted wines last night

Definition categories: perception, identify

6. experience briefly

- The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died

Definition categories: cognition, experience, know, live

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.