taste

  1. a strong liking
  2. delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
  3. a brief experience of something
  4. a small amount eaten or drunk

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Taste

Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation is the sensory impression of food or other substances on the tongue and is one of the five traditional senses. Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with taste receptor cells located on taste buds. Taste, along with smell (olfaction) and trigeminal nerve stimulatio...
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Taste

• (v. t.) To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo. • (v. i.) To take sparingly. • (n.) Essay; trial; experience; experiment. • (n.) A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon. • (v. i.) To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of...
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taste

(from the article `aesthetics`) ...with laughter—which, in some views, is itself a species of aesthetic interest—introduces a concept without which there can be no serious ... ...philosophy, aesthetics flourished, not in the works of the great philosophers, but in the writings of such minor figures as Baltasar Graci√°n, ...
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taste

(tāst) the sensation caused by the contact of soluble substances with the taste buds on the tongue; the cranial nerves conducting impulses relating to taste are the facial nerve for the front part of the tongue and the glossopharyngeal nerve for the back part. Other senses, such as smell and touch, also play important ro...
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taste

1. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow. 'Taste it well and stone thou shalt it find.' (Chaucer) ... 2. To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of (anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively. 'When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine.' (John II. 9) '...
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taste

sense of taste noun the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; `his cold deprived him of his sense of taste`
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taste

tasting noun a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; `a wine tasting`
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taste

(sense) Sense that detects some of the chemical constituents of food. The human tongue can distinguish five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and `umami` (a taste sensation triggered by the amino acid glutamate)....
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Taste

[short story] `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. There are six people eating a fine dinner at the house of Mike Schofield, a London stockbroker: Mike, his wife and daughter, an...
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Taste

[sociology] 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. Social and cu...
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Taste

[software] 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....
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Taste

[supermarket] 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 famil...
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Taste

Taste (tāst) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tasted ; present participle & verbal noun Tasting .] [ Middle English tasten to feel, to taste, Old French taster , French tater to feel, to try by th...
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Taste

Taste intransitive verb 1. To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine. 2. To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a partic...
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Taste

Taste noun 1. The act of tasting; gustation. 2. A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste ; an a...
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Taste

A learned admiration for things of beauty.
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Taste

A sensory perception almost totally localized on the tongue. Although there is some dispute over this, we most often perceive only four basic tastes -- sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness. The latter is seldom encountered in wines. The flavors perceived in wines are most often integrations of both odor and taste and can be often be alter...
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taste

a small amount of a drug, often given in exchange for a favor, or as a sample
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Taste

Four basic tastes are sour, sweet, salt and bitter.
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Taste

Halite (rock salt) and sylvite can be told apart from their taste. Sylvite tastes a more bitter form than halite.
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Taste

Taste belongs to our chemical sensing system, or the chemosenses. The complicated process of tasting begins when molecules released by the substances stimulate special cells in the mouth or throat. These special sensory cells transmit messages through nerves to the brain where specific tastes are identified.
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Taste

Taste belongs to our chemical sensing system, or the chemosenses. The complicated process of tasting begins when molecules released by the substances stimulate special cells in the mouth or throat. These special sensory cells transmit messages through nerves to the brain where specific tastes are identified.
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Taste

Taste is American slang for an alcoholic drink.
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taste

taste, response to chemical stimulation that enables an organism to detect flavors. In humans and most vertebrate animals, taste is produced by the stimulation by various substances of the taste buds on the mucous membrane of the tongue. A taste bud consists of about 20 long, slender cells; a tiny h...
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