Associations to the word «Taste»


TASTE, noun. One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals (Wikipedia).
TASTE, noun. (countable and uncountable) A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. (Wikipedia).
TASTE, noun. (uncountable) (figuratively) A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
TASTE, noun. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
TASTE, verb. (transitive) To sample the flavor of something orally.
TASTE, verb. (intransitive) To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.
TASTE, verb. To experience.
TASTE, verb. To take sparingly.
TASTE, verb. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
TASTE, verb. (obsolete) To try by the touch; to handle.
TASTE BUD, noun. Alternative form of tastebud
TASTE BUDS, noun. Plural of taste bud
TASTE LIKE CHICKEN, verb. (simile) (humorous) Comically describes the taste of unique food, deriving humour from the idea that many exotic meats, from squab to rattlesnake, can taste like ordinary chicken.
TASTE OF ONE'S OWN MEDICINE, noun. (idiomatic) (usually preceded by a) Harsh treatment inflicted on one who previously inflicted similar or equivalent treatment on others.
TASTE OF ONE'S OWN POISON, noun. (idiomatic) Synonym of taste of one's own medicine.

Dictionary definition

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".
TASTE, noun. A strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney".
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".
TASTE, noun. A brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence".
TASTE, noun. A small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it".
TASTE, noun. The faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste".
TASTE, noun. A kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting".
TASTE, verb. Have flavor; taste of something.
TASTE, verb. Perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?".
TASTE, verb. Take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes".
TASTE, verb. Have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg".
TASTE, verb. Distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night".
TASTE, verb. Experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died".

Wise words

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Alfred Lord Tennyson