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Taste appears in the following tongue twister:

  • They think that their teeth get thinner at times they want to taste thick meat.

Taste appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Poor taste wets a troop.
  • No IT net taste gets attention.
  • Yell or taste greens as a sneer gets a trolley.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun taste:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb taste:


The word taste is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun taste

What does taste mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tastes

  1. the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
  2. a strong liking
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of taste: penchant / predilection / preference
    • more generic word: liking = a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
  3. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
  4. a brief experience of something
    • examples: he got a taste of life on the wild side | she enjoyed her brief taste of independence
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: experience = an event as apprehended
  5. a small amount eaten or drunk
  6. the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
  7. a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of taste: tasting
    • more generic words: perception / sensing = becoming aware of something via the senses

Alternative definition of the noun taste


  1. One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals.
  2. [countable, and, uncountable]: A person’s implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc.
  3. [uncountable, figuratively]: A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.

Definition of the verb taste

What does taste mean as a doing word?

Taste is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: tasted | tasting | tastes

  1. have flavor; taste of something
    • example: The food does taste good
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Stimulus] [Verb] [Adjective]That pea soup tasted delicious
      [Stimulus] [Verb] [Adjective] to [Experiencer]That pea soup tasted delicious to me

      Verbs of Perception (with the same syntax): feel, look, smell, sound.

    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of taste: savor / savour
    • more specific word: smack = have a distinctive or characteristic taste
  2. perceive by the sense of taste
    • example: Can you taste the garlic?
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus]I saw the play | The crew spotted the island
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] in [Oblique]I sensed the eagerness in him
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, how-extraction]I saw how he arrived
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, that-complement clause]I can see that you are feeling great
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, what-extraction]I saw what they did

      Verbs of Perception (with the same syntax): smell.

    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: comprehend / perceive = to become aware of through the senses
    • more specific words: savour / savor = taste appreciatively
  3. take a sample of
    • example: They taste more bread
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus]I saw the play | The crew spotted the islandVerbs of Perception: smell
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] in [Oblique]I sensed the eagerness in him
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, how-extraction]I saw how he arrived
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, that-complement clause]I can see that you are feeling great
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, what-extraction]I saw what they did
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme]I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documentsVerbs of Searching: smell, stalk, track
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]I tracked prints
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I hunted game in the woods | I stalked game in the woods
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonyms of taste: sample / try / try out
    • more generic terms: consume / have / ingest / take / take in = serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    • more specific word: degust = taste with relish
  4. have a distinctive or characteristic taste
    • example: This tastes of nutmeg
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of taste: smack
    • more generic words: savor / savour = have flavor
  5. distinguish flavors
    • example: We tasted wines last night
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic word: identify = consider to be equal or the same
  6. experience briefly
    • example: The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: experience / know / live = have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations


Taste: An artist named Taste.


  1. Taste a.k.a. Rory Gallagher: William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and raised in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. He was a talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft. Gallagher's albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide. Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London, UK at the age of 47.
  2. Taste is a musical artist.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Blackeyed Blonde (Vocals) since

There are other people with in their name, like Toxit Taste and Expensive Taste.


  1. "Taste": Taste was the debut album by the Irish rock band of the same name, released in 1969.
    • genre: Blues rock
    • released on (46 years ago)
  2. "Taste" is the first studio album by The Telescopes, released in 1989 on What Goes On. After What Goes On folded, the album was re-released in 1990 by Cheree, and later released in 2006 by Rev-Ola to include live versions of "There Is No Floor", “ Sadness Pale”, “Threadbare” and “Suicide”.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  3. "Taste" is a musical album of slowEarth.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Taste" is a musical album of Second Decay.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  5. "Taste" is a musical album of Margot Smith.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  6. "Taste" is a musical album of A Popular History of Signs.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  7. "Taste" is a musical album of Scram C Baby.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  8. "Taste" is a musical EP of The Capes.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  9. "Taste" is a musical album of The Lollies.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  10. "Taste" is a musical album of Lorna Vallings.


"Taste" is a short story by Roald Dahl that was first published in the March 1945 issue of Ladies Home Journal. It later appeared in the Dec 8 1951 New Yorker and the 1953 collection Someone Like You.


  1. "Taste" is a romance and melodrama directed by Kyeong Seok-Ho.
    • also known as Mat
    • country: South Korea
    • language: Korean Language
    • genres: Romance Film, Melodrama, East Asian cinema, World cinema
    • rating: Teenager Restricted
    • released on
  2. "Taste" is a 15-minute short film.


Taste is a fictional character in the 2010 comedy film Date Night.


Taste is a chain supermarket in Hong Kong owned by AS Watson, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited. It began the first branch in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong in 2004, but most of the branches are opened based on the re-decoration of Park'n Shop, Taste's sister company. Its main customers are middle-class families. Its retail products are similar to those in Park'n Shop and Great.


Taste a.k.a. Taste Restaurant is a Venue, Building in Orlando.


  1. Taste: In sociology, taste is an individual's personal and cultural patterns of choice and preference. Taste is drawing distinctions between things such as styles, manners, consumer goods and works of art and relating to these. Social inquiry of taste is about the human ability to judge what is beautiful, good and proper.
  2. Taste is a cookery television program which first aired in the United Kingdom on Sky One in 2005. The show had 65 60-minute long episodes since October 2005 and is presented by Beverley Turner.
  3. Taste is a Macintosh word processor that combined a number of basic features from page layout software, just a "taste" of it, to build a unique solution to preparing documents. Taste was originally offered by DeltaPoint, the publishers of the famed MindWrite, but was eventually spun off to a 3rd party before finally disappearing. Taste works with Mac OS 9, but not Mac OS X, and has not been available for purchase for several years. In many ways Apple's recent Pages application shares the basic "idea" of Taste, combining word processing with page layout.

Phrases with Taste

Phrases starting with the word Taste:

  1. taste bud
  2. taste cell
  3. taste-maker
  4. taste tester
  5. taste-tester
  6. taste property
  7. taste sensation
  8. taste perception
  9. Taste Like Chicken
  10. Taste of One's Own Medicine

Phrases ending with the word Taste:

  1. to taste
  2. change taste
  3. in good taste
  4. acquired taste
  5. sense of taste
  6. There's No Accounting For Taste

Other phrases containing the word Taste:

  1. Bad Taste in One's Mouth
  2. Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Taste

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Google previewEssays on Some of the First Principles of Metaphysicks, Ethicks, and Theology (1824)

by Asa Burton

Taste is the subject operated upon, when objects afford us either pleasure or pain. The understanding is not the...

Google previewArcturus (1841)

TASTE AND JUDGMENT. Taste is a finer quality than judgment, but by no means so exact or clear. It has less...

Google previewIowa Horticulture (1908)

A Monthly Bulletin of Plant Life

A pleasant taste is a bouquet of all the senses in an exalted comradery. A bad taste is a quarrel of all the senses in disgustful rebellion. The flavors of pleasant fruits exhilarate soid and body. A good taste is the soul in judgment over the ...

Google previewThe General weekly register of news, literature, law, politics and commerce (1822)

True taste is an excellent economist.

A good taste is the crown of science, the ornament of virtue, and the hightener of beauty : if not the creator, it is the guide of knowledge ; and while it refines the manners, it sweetens the intercourse of life.

Google previewThe Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit (1856)

Sermons by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Taste is an inward sense, a private, powerful, personal appreciation.

Google previewThe Soul, or Rational psychology (1899)

by Emanuel Swedenborg

The Taste is a superior sense of touch, and discern: those figured parts or angular forms which are more simple, and which flow in a certain liquid. In the tongue are contained papillae almost similar to those above described among the pores ...

Google previewDictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology (1998)

by Jon E. Roeckelein

GUSTATION/TASTE, THEORIES OF check on the acceptability of food, and smell served as a useful "distance" sense, although it also retained an important function in dealing with food (Coren & Ward, 1989; Rozin, 1982). The physical ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Name Flavor Characteristics Flavor Use Aconitic acid Winey-sour taste. Fruit flavors, rum, brandy. Ally! anthranilate Distinct Concord grape odor with long- lasting grape taste. Grape, pineapple, citrus. Ally! butyrate Fruity apple, pineapple odor ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (2016)

by Harold L. Miller, Jr.

Sodium salts inhibit bitter tastes, salty and sour stimuli enhance one another at low concentrations, salty and savory stimuli interact to enhance palatability, and many strong taste stimuli tend to suppress one another. Still, in favor of the ...

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Quotes about Taste

Have you ever tasted sorrow,
I think it taste like lemons,
If all feelings had a taste i think of lemons,
They can be sour then can get sweet,
Lemons sweet or sour then comes the sorrow taste,
Sorrow taste of rain,
Sorrow taste of lemons, (Samantha Guinen)
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Scrabble value of T1A1S1T1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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