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1. taste  (noun) 
a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"

  Also known as: tasting


  More Generic:
    sensing     perception


2. taste  (noun) 
the faculty of taste; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"



  More Generic:
    modality     sense modality     sensory system     exteroception


3. taste  (noun) 
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"



  More Specific:
relish / flavor / flavour / sapidity / savor / savour / smack / tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
sweet / sweetness / sugariness - the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sour / sourness / tartness - the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
bitter / bitterness - the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
salt / saltiness / salinity - the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
astringency / astringence - a sharp astringent taste
finish - (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)


  More Generic:
    sensation     sense experience     sense impression     sense datum


4. taste  (noun) 
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"



  Adjective(s):
    tasteful     in good taste(p)     tasteless     in poor taste(p)
  More Specific:
virtu / vertu / connoisseurship - love of or taste for fine objects of art
vogue / trend / style - the popular taste at a given time
delicacy / discretion - refined taste
culture - the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group


  More Generic:
    discrimination     secernment


5. taste  (noun) 
a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"



  More Generic:
    experience


6. taste  (noun) 
a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

  Also known as: preference, penchant, predilection


  More Specific:
acquired taste - a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience
weakness - a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you


  More Generic:
    liking


7. taste  (noun) 
a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you''ll like it"

  Also known as: mouthful


  More Specific:
morsel / bit / bite - a small amount of solid food
swallow / sup - a small amount of liquid food


  Part Meronym:
    helping     portion     serving


  More Generic:
    small indefinite quantity     small indefinite amount


8. taste  (verb) 
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"



  More Generic:
    know     experience     live


9. taste  (verb) 
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"

  Also known as: sample, try, try out


  More Specific:
degust - taste with relish


  More Generic:
    consume     ingest     take in     take     have


10. taste  (verb) 
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"



  More Specific:
savor / savour - taste appreciatively


  More Generic:
    perceive     comprehend


11. taste  (verb) 
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"



  Entails:
    taste

  More Generic:
    identify


12. taste  (verb) 
have flavor; taste of something

  Also known as: savor, savour


  More Specific:
smack / taste - have a distinctive or characteristic taste


13. taste  (verb) 
have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"

  Also known as: smack


  More Generic:
    taste     savor     savour


 

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