HyperDic: taste

English > 13 senses of the word taste:
NOUNcognitiontaste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perceptionthe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
feelingtaste, preference, penchant, predilectiona strong liking
cognitiontaste, appreciation, discernment, perceptivenessdelicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
eventtastea brief experience of something
foodtaste, mouthfula small amount eaten or drunk
cognitiontaste, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modalitythe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
acttaste, tastinga kind of sensing
VERBperceptiontaste, savor, savourhave flavor
perceptiontasteperceive by the sense of taste
consumptiontaste, sample, try, try outtake a sample of
perceptiontaste, smackhave a distinctive or characteristic taste / taste / taste
perceptiontastedistinguish flavors
cognitiontasteexperience briefly
taste > pronunciation
Soundstey'st
Rhymesaftertaste ... waste: 25 rhymes with eyst...
English > taste: 13 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus.
Examples
  • "the candy left him with a bad taste"
  • "the melon had a delicious taste"
Synonymstaste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception
Narrowerastringency, astringenceA sharp astringent taste
bitter, bitternessThe taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
finish(wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back / back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
flatnessA deficiency in flavor
mellownessA taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, nip, tangThe taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
salt, saltiness, salinityThe taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
sour, sourness, tartnessThe taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
sweet, sweetness, sugarinessThe taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
Broadersensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datumAn unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
Spanishgusto, percepción gustativa, sabor
Catalangust, percepció gustativa, sabor
Adjectivesgustatory, gustative, gustatorialof or relating to gustation
Verbstasteperceive by the sense of taste
tastedistinguish flavors
tastehave flavor
tastehave a distinctive or characteristic taste / taste / taste
English > taste: 13 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA strong liking.
Synonymspreference, penchant, predilection
Narroweracquired tasteA preference that is only acquired after considerable experience
weaknessA penchant for something even though it might not be good for you
BroaderlikingA feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
Spanishgusto, inclinación, predilección, preferencia
Catalanpredilecció, preferència
English > taste: 13 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningDelicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values).
Examples
  • "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"
  • "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
Synonymsappreciation, discernment, perceptiveness
AttributestastefulFree from what is tawdry or unbecoming
tastelesslacking aesthetic or social taste
NarrowercultureThe tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
delicacy, discretionrefined taste
virtu, vertu, connoisseurshiplove of or taste for fine objects of art
vogue, trend, styleThe popular taste at a given time
Broaderdiscrimination, secernmentThe cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
Spanishapreciación, discernimiento, gusto, perceptividad
Catalanapreciació, discerniment, gust
English > taste: 13 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA brief experience of something.
Examples
  • "he got a taste of life on the wild side"
  • "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
BroaderexperienceAn event as apprehended
Spanishdegustación
Verbstasteexperience briefly
English > taste: 13 senses > noun 5, food
MeaningA small amount eaten or drunk.
Example"take a taste--you'll like it"
Synonymmouthful
Part ofhelping, portion, servingAn individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
Narrowermorsel, bit, biteA small amount of solid food
swallow, supA small amount of liquid food
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishbocado
Verbstastetake a sample of
English > taste: 13 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningThe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth.
Example"his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
Synonymsgustation, sense of taste, gustatory modality
Broaderexteroceptionsensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
modality, sense modality, sensory systemA particular sense
Spanishgustación, gusto, sentido del gusto
Catalangust
Adjectivestastypleasing to the sense of taste
Verbstasteperceive by the sense of taste
tastedistinguish flavors
tastehave flavor
tastehave a distinctive or characteristic taste / taste / taste
English > taste: 13 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds.
Synonymtasting
Broadersensing, perceptionBecoming aware of something via the senses
Spanishcata, degustación
Catalandegustació, tast
Verbstasteperceive by the sense of taste
tastedistinguish flavors
tastehave flavor
tastehave a distinctive or characteristic taste / taste / taste
English > taste: 13 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningHave flavor; taste of something.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s Adjective/Noun
ModelThe food does taste good
Synonymssavor, savour
Caused byseason, flavor, flavourlend flavor to
Narrowersmack, tasteHave a distinctive or characteristic taste / taste / taste
Spanishsaborear
Catalanassaborir
Nounstastea kind of sensing
tastethe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
tastethe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
English > taste: 13 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningperceive by the sense of taste.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"Can you taste the garlic?"
Entailed bytastedistinguish flavors
Narrowersavor, savourtaste appreciatively
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Spanishdegustar, saborear
Catalandegustar
Nounstaste, tastinga kind of sensing
tastethe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
tastethe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
English > taste: 13 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningTake a sample of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey taste more bread
Synonymssample, try, try out
Narrowerdegusttaste with relish
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Spanishcatar, degustar, gustar, paladear, probar
Catalandegustar, gustar, provar, tastar
Nounstastea small amount eaten or drunk
tastersomeone who samples food or drink for its quality
tastingtaking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
tastinga small amount (especially of food or wine)
English > taste: 13 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningHave a distinctive or characteristic taste / taste / taste.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This tastes of nutmeg"
Synonymsmack
Broadertaste, savor, savourHave flavor
Nounstaste, tastinga kind of sensing
tastethe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
tastethe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
English > taste: 13 senses > verb 5, perception
Meaningdistinguish flavors.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We tasted wines last night"
Entailstasteperceive by the sense of taste
BroaderidentifyConsider to be equal or the same
Spanishcatar, degustar, probar
Catalandegustar, tastar
Nounstastea kind of sensing
tastethe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
tastethe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
tastersomeone who samples food or drink for its quality
English > taste: 13 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningExperience briefly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
Broaderknow, experience, liveHave firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
Spanishdegustar, gustar, probar
Catalandegustar
Nounstastea brief experience of something

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