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Meaning & Definition of Taste in English

English

Taste

/test/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • taste
  • ,
  • taste sensation
  • ,
  • gustatory sensation
  • ,
  • taste perception
  • ,
  • gustatory perception

2. A strong liking

  • "My own preference is for good literature"
  • "The irish have a penchant for blarney"
    synonym:
  • preference
  • ,
  • penchant
  • ,
  • predilection
  • ,
  • taste

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"
    synonym:
  • taste
  • ,
  • appreciation
  • ,
  • discernment
  • ,
  • perceptiveness

4. A brief experience of something

  • "He got a taste of life on the wild side"
  • "She enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
    synonym:
  • taste

5. A small amount eaten or drunk

  • "Take a taste--you'll like it"
    synonym:
  • taste
  • ,
  • mouthful

6. The faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth

  • "His cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
    synonym:
  • taste
  • ,
  • gustation
  • ,
  • sense of taste
  • ,
  • gustatory modality

7. A kind of sensing

  • Distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
  • "A wine tasting"
    synonym:
  • taste
  • ,
  • tasting

verb

1. Have flavor

  • Taste of something
    synonym:
  • taste
  • ,
  • savor
  • ,
  • savour

2. Perceive by the sense of taste

  • "Can you taste the garlic?"
    synonym:
  • taste

3. Take a sample of

  • "Try these new crackers"
  • "Sample the regional dishes"
    synonym:
  • sample
  • ,
  • try
  • ,
  • try out
  • ,
  • taste

4. Have a distinctive or characteristic taste

  • "This tastes of nutmeg"
    synonym:
  • smack
  • ,
  • taste

5. Distinguish flavors

  • "We tasted wines last night"
    synonym:
  • taste

6. Experience briefly

  • "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
    synonym:
  • taste

Examples of using

You can't even taste the difference.
I hate the taste of my saliva after eating chocolate.
How does it taste?