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Definition 1: a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds - [noun denoting act]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wine tasting

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) becoming aware of something via the senses

Definition 2: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
  • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

(... is a kind of taste ) love of or taste for fine objects of art

(... is a kind of taste ) the popular taste at a given time

"leather is the latest vogue" "he followed current trends" "the 1920s had a style of their own"

(... is a kind of taste ) refined taste; tact

(... is a kind of taste ) the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

(... are attributes of taste) having or showing or conforming to good taste

(... are attributes of taste) lacking aesthetic or social taste

Definition 3: the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the candy left him with a bad taste
  • the melon had a delicious taste

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

"a sensation of touch"

(... is a kind of taste ) a deficiency in flavor

"it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"

(... is a kind of taste ) (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)

"the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"

(... is a kind of taste ) a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker

(... is a kind of taste ) the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

(... is a kind of taste ) the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

(... is a kind of taste ) the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth

(... is a kind of taste ) the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

(... is a kind of taste ) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

(... is a kind of taste ) a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor

Definition 4: the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his cold deprived him of his sense of taste

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) a particular sense

(taste is a kind of ...) sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

Definition 5: a brief experience of something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a taste of life on the wild side
  • she enjoyed her brief taste of independence

(taste is a kind of ...) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

Definition 6: a strong liking - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my own preference is for good literature
  • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

"I've always had a liking for reading" "she developed a liking for gin"

(... is a kind of taste ) a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience

"martinis are an acquired taste"

(... is a kind of taste ) a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you

"he has a weakness for chocolate"

Definition 7: a small amount eaten or drunk - [noun denoting food]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a taste--you'll like it

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of taste ) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

"all they had left was a bit of bread"

(... is a kind of taste ) a small amount of liquid food

"a sup of ale"

(... is part of taste) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

"the helpings were all small" "his portion was larger than hers" "there's enough for two servings each"

Definition 8: experience briefly - [verb of cognition]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died

(taste is a kind of ...) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

"I know the feeling!" "have you ever known hunger?" "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict" "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare" "I lived through two divorces"

Definition 9: take a sample of - [verb of consumption]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Try these new crackers
  • Sample the regional dishes

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(... is a kind of taste ) taste with relish

"degust this wonderful soup"

Definition 10: perceive by the sense of taste - [verb of perception]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you taste the garlic?

(taste is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(... is a kind of taste ) taste appreciatively

"savor the soup"

Definition 11: distinguish flavors - [verb of perception]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We tasted wines last night

(taste is a kind of ...) consider to be equal or the same

"He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

(taste implies ...) perceive by the sense of taste

"Can you taste the garlic?"

Definition 12: have flavor; taste of something - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of taste ) have a distinctive or characteristic taste

"This tastes of nutmeg"

Definition 13: have a distinctive or characteristic taste - [verb of perception]

Samples where taste or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This tastes of nutmeg

Synonyms for taste in the sense of this definition

(taste is a kind of ...) have flavor; taste of something

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