taste

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

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

noun

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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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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