Dictionary Results for taste


1. taste - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): taste_sensation, gustatory_sensation, taste_perception, gustatory_perception

Hypernym(s): sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense_experience, sense_impression, sense_datum




2. taste - noun

· a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

Synonym(s): preference, penchant, predilection

Hypernym(s): liking




3. taste - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness

Hypernym(s): discrimination, secernment




4. taste - noun

· a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"

Hypernym(s): experience




5. taste - noun

· a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"

Synonym(s): mouthful

Hypernym(s): small_indefinite_quantity, small_indefinite_amount




6. taste - noun

· the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"

Synonym(s): gustation, sense_of_taste, gustatory_modality

Hypernym(s): modality, sense_modality, sensory_system, exteroception




7. taste - noun

· a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"

Synonym(s): tasting

Hypernym(s): sensing, perception




8. taste - verb

· have flavor; taste of something

Synonym(s): savor, savour




9. taste - verb

· perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




10. taste - verb

· take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"

Synonym(s): sample, try, try_out

Hypernym(s): consume, ingest, take_in, take, have




11. taste - verb

· have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"

Synonym(s): smack

Hypernym(s): taste, savor, savour




12. taste - verb

· distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"

Hypernym(s): identify




13. taste - verb

· experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

Hypernym(s): know, experience, live





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