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English noun: taste

1. taste (cognition) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus


SamplesThe candy left him with a bad taste.
The melon had a delicious taste.


Synonymsgustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste perception, taste sensation


Broader (hypernym)aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression


Narrower (hyponym)astringence, astringency, bitter, bitterness, finish, flatness, flavor, flavour, mellowness, nip, relish, salinity, salt, saltiness, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, sour, sourness, sugariness, sweet, sweetness, tang, tartness

2. taste (feeling) a strong liking


SamplesMy own preference is for good literature.
The Irish have a penchant for blarney.


Synonymspenchant, predilection, preference


Broader (hypernym)liking


Narrower (hyponym)acquired taste, weakness

3. taste (cognition) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)


SamplesArrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success.
To ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste.


Synonymsappreciation, discernment, perceptiveness


Broader (hypernym)discrimination, secernment


Narrower (hyponym)connoisseurship, culture, delicacy, discretion, style, trend, vertu, virtu, vogue


Attributetasteful, tasteless

4. taste (event) a brief experience of something


SamplesHe got a taste of life on the wild side.
She enjoyed her brief taste of independence.


Broader (hypernym)experience

5. taste (food) a small amount eaten or drunk


SamplesTake a taste--you'll like it.


Synonymsmouthful


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)bit, bite, morsel, sup, swallow


Part meronymhelping, portion, serving

6. taste (cognition) the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth


SamplesHis cold deprived him of his sense of taste.


Synonymsgustation, gustatory modality, sense of taste


Broader (hypernym)exteroception, modality, sense modality, sensory system

7. taste (act) a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds


SamplesA wine tasting.


Synonymstasting


Broader (hypernym)perception, sensing


English verb: taste

1. taste (perception) have flavor; taste of something


ExamplesThe food does taste good


Synonymssavor, savour


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun


Narrower (hyponym)smack, taste

2. taste (perception) perceive by the sense of taste


SamplesCan you taste the garlic?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Narrower (hyponym)savor, savour

3. taste (consumption) take a sample of


SamplesTry these new crackers.
Sample the regional dishes.


ExamplesThey taste more bread


Synonymssample, try, try out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in


Narrower (hyponym)degust

4. taste (perception) have a distinctive or characteristic taste


SamplesThis tastes of nutmeg.


Synonymssmack


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)savor, savour, taste

5. taste (perception) distinguish flavors


SamplesWe tasted wines last night.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)identify


Entailtaste

6. taste (cognition) experience briefly


SamplesThe ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, know, live









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