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Definition of taste:

  1. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  2. A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste; an acid taste; a sweet taste.
  3. A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit.
  4. Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
  5. Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; - formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
  6. Manner, with respect to what is pleasing, refined, or in accordance with good usage; style; as, music composed in good taste; an epitaph in bad taste.
  7. The act of tasting; gustation.
  8. The one of the five senses by which certain properties of bodies ( called their taste, savor, flavor) are ascertained by contact with the organs of taste.
  9. The power of perceiving and relishing excellence in human performances; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, congruity, proportion, symmetry, or whatever constitutes excellence, particularly in the fine arts and belles- letters; critical judgment; discernment.
  10. To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
  11. To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a particular quality or character; as, this water tastes brackish; the milk tastes of garlic.
  12. To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.
  13. To partake of; to participate in; - usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
  14. To take sparingly.
  15. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  16. To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of ( anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively.
  17. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow.
  18. To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine.

Synonyms:

savouring, judgement, render, seek, apprehension, strain, attempt, relish, zip, gustation, taste sensation, discernment, feel, go through, suggestion, hold, penchant, participate, tang, test, try, acuteness, hear, examine, affection, grasp, see, audition, gustatory modality, discretion, taste perception, thwack, enjoy, relishing, suggest, judge, oomph, meet, orientation, assay, sagacity, preference, insight, feeling, attachment, palate, essay, tendency, tasting, perceptiveness, wallop, gustatory perception, inclination, penetration, bask, judgment, predilection, peck, adjudicate, know, suffer, prove, smell, undergo, ginger, smack, acumen, reek, susceptibility, kick, jolt, experiment, drive, perceptivity, bang, savvy, sagaciousness, appreciation, mouthful, degustation, admiration, savoring, savour, try out, sample, understanding, have, druthers, stress, gustatory sensation, piquancy, tongue, feelings, try on, sense of taste, leaning, experience.

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