- to examine by touch; feel.
- to test or try.
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Origin of taste
synonym study for taste
historical usage of taste
Tasten was borrowed from Old French taster “to touch, try,” from an unrecorded Vulgar Latin verb tastāre (or taxtāre or taxitāre ), which is most likely an alteration of a frequentative verb formed from tangere “to touch, tap, taste (food), lay hands on, affect (with emotion), seize, defraud.” (A frequentative verb is one that expresses repetition of an action).
Though the meaning “to try or examine by touch; to feel” is now obsolete, the current figurative meaning “to have a slight experience of something” has developed from that literal use. And of course the primary meaning “to try the flavor of something” is merely referring to another one of our five senses that is stimulated by food taken into the mouth.
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How to use taste in a sentence
Terri Sofarelli, a physician assistant from Salt Lake City, and Peter Isaacson, a tech marketing executive from San Francisco, are so fired up they ride a quarter-mile back up Mineral Bottom for another taste of the downhill.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
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Ultimately, it leaves a bad taste in their mouth and a bad first impression of your brand.Building connections between siloed channels, technologies and teams|Sponsored Content: Integrate|November 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
If you’re the type to edit your photos before posting or sharing them, this will be a bigger deal since I found the Night Mode shots particularly difficult to edit to my taste.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone|Stan Horaczek|November 10, 2020|Popular-Science
The older of the two men tasted the food and told Mario, “You have no idea of the customer you have just won over.”
“It tasted like a crow enchilada,” Morrissey said, as he literally ate his words.The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning|Bill Schulz|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ate the staple corn paste sadza every day and tasted fried mopane worms.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not only did it look like and have the texture of crude oil, it tasted like it had been recently drilled.
Cider has a long and storied history that can be tasted in the variety of options found throughout the world.
And Squinty thought acorns were just the best things he had ever tasted, except apples, and potatoes or perhaps sour milk.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
I'll tell him you never tasted planked shad nor saw one cooked, and he'll just spread himself.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Mr. Bumble tasted the medicine with a doubtful look; smacked his lips, took another taste, and put the cup down empty.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
She tasted a bite, and she read a word or two, and she sipped the amber wine and wiggled her toes in the silk stockings.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I have tasted the honey which came from their nests, though, many a time, and I have seen other boys capture the nests.Mike Marble|Uncle Frank
British Dictionary definitions for taste
Derived forms of tastetastable, adjective
Word Origin for taste
Medical definitions for taste
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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.