taste

[ teyst ]
/ teɪst /
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verb (used with object), tast·ed, tast·ing.

verb (used without object), tast·ed, tast·ing.

noun


Nearby words

  1. tasselly,
  2. tasset,
  3. tassie,
  4. tasso,
  5. tasso, torquato,
  6. taste bud,
  7. taste buds,
  8. taste cell,
  9. taste hair,
  10. tasteful

Idioms

    taste blood. blood(def 24).
    to one's taste, agreeable or pleasing to one: He couldn't find any ties that were completely to his taste.

Origin of taste

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English tasten to touch, taste < Old French taster to touch, explore by touching (Middle French: to touch, taste); cognate with Italian tastare, Provençal, Old Spanish tastar < ?; (noun) Middle English tast sense of touch, a trying, tasting < Old French, derivative of taster

SYNONYMS FOR taste
1. savor. 17. Taste, flavor, savor refer to a quality that is perceived when a substance is placed upon the tongue. Taste is the general word: the taste of roast beef. Flavor is a characteristic taste, usually of a pleasing kind, and as of some ingredient put into the food: lemon flavor. Savor, much less common than taste or flavor, implies pleasing scent as well as taste or flavor, and connotes enjoyment in tasting: The sauce has an excellent savor. 19. fondness, disposition, appreciation, predisposition. 20. discernment, perception, judgment.

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British Dictionary definitions for taste

taste

/ (teɪst) /

noun

verb

Derived Formstastable, adjective

Word Origin for taste

C13: from Old French taster, ultimately from Latin taxāre to appraise

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Word Origin and History for taste
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Medicine definitions for taste

taste

[ tāst ]

n.

v.


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Idioms and Phrases with taste

taste

see acquired taste; dose (taste) of one's own medicine; leave a bad taste in one's mouth; no accounting for tastes; poor taste.

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