• (countable and uncountable) A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc.

    "Dr. Parker has good taste in wine."

  • One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals.
  • A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  • (uncountable, figuratively) A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.


  • (intransitive) To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.

    "The chicken tasted great, but the milk tasted like garlic."

  • To take sparingly.
  • (transitive) To sample the flavor of something orally.
  • To experience.

    "They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom."

  • (obsolete) To try by the touch; to handle.
  • To experience.

    "I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise."

  • To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.

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