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taste

 (tāst)
v. tast·ed, tast·ing, tastes
v.tr.
1. To distinguish the flavor of by taking into the mouth.
2. To eat or drink a small quantity of.
3. To partake of, especially for the first time; experience: prisoners finally tasting freedom.
4. Archaic To appreciate or enjoy.
v.intr.
1. To distinguish flavors in the mouth.
2. To have a distinct flavor: The stew tastes salty.
3. To eat or drink a small amount.
4. To have experience or enjoyment; partake: tasted of the life of the very rich.
n.
1.
a. The sense that distinguishes the sweet, sour, salty, and bitter qualities of dissolved substances in contact with the taste buds on the tongue.
b. This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
2.
a. The sensation of sweet, sour, salty, or bitter qualities produced by a substance placed in the mouth.
b. The unified sensation produced by any of these qualities plus a distinct smell and texture; flavor.
c. A distinctive perception as if by the sense of taste: an experience that left a bad taste in my mouth.
3. The act of tasting.
4. A small quantity eaten or tasted.
5. A limited or first experience; a sample: "Thousands entered the war, got just a taste of it, and then stepped out" (Mark Twain).
6. A personal preference or liking: a taste for adventure; a play that was not to my taste.
7. The ability to recognize and appreciate what is beautiful, excellent, or appropriate: has good taste in clothes.
8. The sense of what is proper, seemly, or least likely to give offense in a given social situation: a remark made in bad taste.
9. Obsolete The act of testing; trial.

[Middle English tasten, to touch, taste, from Old French taster, from Vulgar Latin *tastāre, probably alteration of Latin *taxāre, probably frequentative of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

tast′a·ble adj.

taste

(teɪst)
n
1. (Physiology) the sense by which the qualities and flavour of a substance are distinguished by the taste buds
2. (Physiology) the sensation experienced by means of the taste buds
3. the act of tasting
4. a small amount eaten, drunk, or tried on the tongue
5. a brief experience of something: a taste of the whip.
6. a preference or liking for something; inclination: to have a taste for danger.
7. the ability to make discerning judgments about aesthetic, artistic, and intellectual matters; discrimination: to have taste.
8. judgment of aesthetic or social matters according to a generally accepted standard: bad taste.
9. discretion; delicacy: that remark lacks taste.
10. obsolete the act of testing
vb
11. (Physiology) to distinguish the taste of (a substance) by means of the taste buds
12. (usually tr) to take a small amount of (a food, liquid, etc) into the mouth, esp in order to test the quality: to taste the wine.
13. (often foll by of) to have a specific flavour or taste: the tea tastes of soap; this apple tastes sour.
14. (when: intr, usually foll by of) to have an experience of (something): to taste success.
15. (tr) an archaic word for enjoy
16. (tr) obsolete to test by touching
[C13: from Old French taster, ultimately from Latin taxāre to appraise]
ˈtasteable, ˈtastable adj

taste

(teɪst)

v. tast•ed, tast•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to test the flavor or quality of by taking some into the mouth.
2. to eat or drink a little of.
3. to eat or drink: He hadn't tasted food for three days.
4. to perceive or distinguish the flavor of: to taste the wine in a sauce.
5. to experience, esp. to only a slight degree.
6. Archaic. to enjoy or appreciate.
v.i.
7. to try the flavor or quality of something.
8. to eat or drink a little (usu. fol. by of).
9. to perceive or distinguish the flavor of anything.
10. to have a particular flavor: The coffee tastes bitter.
11. to have experience, however limited (usu. fol. by of): to taste of victory even in defeat.
n.
12. the sense by which the flavor or savor of things is perceived when they are brought into contact with the tongue.
13. the sensation or quality as perceived by this sense; flavor.
14. the act of tasting food or drink.
15. a small quantity tasted.
16. a relish, liking, or partiality for something: a taste for music.
17. a sense of what is fitting, harmonious, or beautiful.
18. a sense of what is polite, tactful, etc., to say or do in a given social situation.
19. one's attitude toward or display of aesthetic or social values, regarded as good or bad: elegant taste in clothes; jokes in poor taste.
20. the ideas or preferences typical of a culture or an individual in regard to what is beautiful or harmonious: a sample of Victorian taste.
21. a slight experience of something: a taste of adventure.
22. a feeling or sensation resulting from an experience: a compromise that had left her with a bad taste.
[1250–1300; Middle English: to touch, taste < Old French taster to touch, explore by touching < Vulgar Latin *tastāre, probably by contraction from *taxitāre, frequentative of Latin taxāre to handle (see tax)]
tast′a•ble, taste′a•ble, adj.

Taste

 
  1. A mouth on me like a Turkish wrestler’s jock-strap —M. C. Beaton
  2. As pleasingly prickly as a kitten’s tongue —Slogan for Gevrey-Chamertin wine
  3. A fastidious taste is like a squeamish appetite; the one has its origin in some disease of the mind, as the other has in some ailment of the stomach —Robert Southey
  4. Full of rich flavor as a piece torn off an old shirt —Raymond Chandler
  5. His mouth felt as if it had been to a party without him —Peter DeVries
  6. His mouth was tastelessly dry, as though he had been eating dust —Joseph Conrad
  7. My mouth [from smoking a cigarette] tasted like a cross between charred sticks and spoiled eggs —Sue Grafton
  8. My mouth was dry and tasty as a hen-coop floor —Harold Adams
  9. My mouth tasted like an old penny —Robert B. Parker
  10. My tongue felt like a slice of ham in my mouth, salty and pink —Jay Parini
  11. Palates like shoe leather —Angela Carter
  12. (Melons … as) sweet to the tongue as gold is to the mind —Borden Deal
  13. Tasted like a fart —Reynolds Price
  14. Tasted like it had been fried in tar —Larry McMurtry
  15. Taste is the luxury of abeyant claims and occurs, like Wordsworth’s poetry, in a kind of tranquillity —Stanley Elkin
  16. Taste like a cup of lukewarm consommé at a spinsterish tearoom —Raymond Chandler, on mystery writing
  17. (The crap still in his mouth made everything) taste like feathers —William Mcllvanney
  18. Taste like the Volga at low tide —Line from movie Love At First Bite. The character making this comparison is Count Von Dracula.
  19. Tastes like cool, wet sand under pearly seaside light —Slogan for Chateau Guiraud’s Chateau “G” wine
  20. Tastes like the wrath to come —Irvin S. Cobb

    Cobb used the comparison to describe the taste of corn liquor.

  21. Tastes rather like an old attic —J. B. Priestly
  22. Tasty as summer’s first peach —Elyse Sommer
  23. Tasty, like an angel pissing on your tongue —Anon

    This was used throughout the galleys of Great Lakes steamships to describe good-tasting liquid or solid food.

taste


Past participle: tasted
Gerund: tasting

Imperative
taste
taste
Present
I taste
you taste
he/she/it tastes
we taste
you taste
they taste
Preterite
I tasted
you tasted
he/she/it tasted
we tasted
you tasted
they tasted
Present Continuous
I am tasting
you are tasting
he/she/it is tasting
we are tasting
you are tasting
they are tasting
Present Perfect
I have tasted
you have tasted
he/she/it has tasted
we have tasted
you have tasted
they have tasted
Past Continuous
I was tasting
you were tasting
he/she/it was tasting
we were tasting
you were tasting
they were tasting
Past Perfect
I had tasted
you had tasted
he/she/it had tasted
we had tasted
you had tasted
they had tasted
Future
I will taste
you will taste
he/she/it will taste
we will taste
you will taste
they will taste
Future Perfect
I will have tasted
you will have tasted
he/she/it will have tasted
we will have tasted
you will have tasted
they will have tasted
Future Continuous
I will be tasting
you will be tasting
he/she/it will be tasting
we will be tasting
you will be tasting
they will be tasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tasting
you have been tasting
he/she/it has been tasting
we have been tasting
you have been tasting
they have been tasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tasting
you will have been tasting
he/she/it will have been tasting
we will have been tasting
you will have been tasting
they will have been tasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tasting
you had been tasting
he/she/it had been tasting
we had been tasting
you had been tasting
they had been tasting
Conditional
I would taste
you would taste
he/she/it would taste
we would taste
you would taste
they would taste
Past Conditional
I would have tasted
you would have tasted
he/she/it would have tasted
we would have tasted
you would have tasted
they would have tasted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taste - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulustaste - 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"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
sapidity, savor, savour, smack, flavor, flavour, nip, relish, tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
sugariness, sweetness, sweet - the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sourness, tartness, sour - 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
salinity, saltiness, salt - the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
astringence, astringency - a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
finish - (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"
flatness - a deficiency in flavor; "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"
mellowness - a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
2.taste - a strong likingtaste - a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
acquired taste - a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience; "martinis are an acquired taste"
weakness - a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"
3.taste - 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"
discrimination, secernment - the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
connoisseurship, vertu, virtu - love of or taste for fine objects of art
vogue, style, trend - the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
delicacy, discretion - refined taste; tact
culture - the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
4.taste - a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
5.taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
sup, swallow - a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
6.taste - the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
7.taste - a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
sensing, perception - becoming aware of something via the senses
Verb1.taste - have flavor; taste of something
smack, taste - have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
2.taste - perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
savor, savour - taste appreciatively; "savor the soup"
3.taste - take a sample oftaste - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
degust - taste with relish; "degust this wonderful soup"
4.taste - have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
savour, taste, savor - have flavor; taste of something
5.taste - distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
identify - consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
6.taste - experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
experience, know, live - have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"

taste

noun
1. flavour, savour, relish, smack, tang Nettles have a surprisingly sweet taste.
flavour blandness, tastelessness, insipidity
2. bit, bite, drop, swallow, sip, mouthful, touch, sample, dash, nip, spoonful, morsel, titbit, soupçon (French) He took another small taste.
3. experience, contact with, exposure to, impression, participation in, involvement with, familiarity with This voyage was his first taste of freedom.
4. liking, preference, penchant, fondness, partiality, desire, fancy, leaning, bent, appetite, relish, inclination, palate, predilection She developed a taste for journeys to hazardous regions.
liking dislike, hatred, loathing, distaste, disinclination
6. propriety, discretion, correctness, delicacy, tact, politeness, nicety, decorum, tactfulness I do not feel your actions were in good taste.
propriety impropriety, crudeness, tactlessness, indelicacy, obscenity (informal), coarseness, blueness, bawdiness, unsubtlety
verb
1. have a flavour of, smack of, savour of The drink tastes like chocolate.
2. sample, try, test, relish, sip, savour, nibble Cut off a small piece of meat and taste it.
3. distinguish, perceive, discern, differentiate You can taste the chilli in the dish.
4. experience, know, undergo, partake of, feel, encounter, meet with, come up against, have knowledge of He had tasted outdoor life, and didn't want to come home.
experience miss, fail to experience, remain ignorant of
Related words
noun gustation
fear geumaphobia
Quotations
"Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like, and I'll tell you who you are" [John Ruskin]
"Taste is the enemy of creativeness" [Pablo Picasso]
Proverbs
"There's no accounting for tastes"
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
"One man's meat is another man's poison"

taste

verb
1. To have a particular flavor or suggestion of something:
2. To undergo an emotional reaction:
3. To participate in or partake of personally.Also used with of:
Archaic: prove.
noun
1. A desire for food or drink:
2. A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense:
3. A limited or anticipatory experience:
5. A liking for something:
6. The faculty or sense of discerning what is aesthetically pleasing or appropriate:
Translations
تَذَوُّقحاسَّة الذَّوْقذوقذَوْقذَوْق، مَذاق
chuťchutnatvkusochutnatpochutnat si
smagsmagesmagssansgod smagnyde
gustumi
maitse
maistaamakumaistua
imati okusokus
elõszeretetérzi az ízétízízlelízlelés
bragîbragîa á, smakkabragîastbragîskynfinna bragî af
味わう味をみる味覚趣味
맛보다
atsiduotibe skoniobeskonisjaustineskoningai
baudītgaršagaršotgaumeizbaudīt
ochutnaniepochutnať si
čutitiokusokušanjepokusitipokušnja
smaksmaka
มีรสชาติรสชาติ
tatmaktattatma duyusuyemekzevk
có vịvị

taste

[teɪst]
A. N
1. (= sense) → gusto m
a keen sense of tasteun agudo sentido del gusto
it's quite sweet to the tastetiene un gusto bastante dulce al paladar
2. (= flavour) → sabor m, gusto m
it has an odd tastetiene un sabor or gusto raro
to leave a bad or nasty taste in the mouth (fig) → dejar mal sabor de boca
his jokes leave a bad or nasty taste in the mouthsus chistes te dejan mal sabor de boca
it has no tasteno sabe a nada, no tiene sabor
3. (= small amount) "more wine?" - "just a taste"-¿más vino? -sólo un poco or un poquito
would you like a taste?¿quieres probarlo?
may I have a taste?¿puedo probarlo?
to give sb a taste of their own medicinepagar a algn con la misma moneda
to get a taste of one's own medicinerecibir el mismo (mal) trato que uno da a los demás
4. (= experience) → experiencia f; (= sample) → muestra f
it was her first taste of freedomfue su primera experiencia de la libertad or su primer contacto con la libertad
we got a taste of his angernos ofreció una muestra de su enfado
now that she has had a taste of stardom, she won't ever be content with ordinariness againahora que ha probado las mieles del estrellato or saboreado el estrellato, nunca más se conformará con lo normal y corriente
he's had a taste of prisonha conocido or probado la cárcel
to give sb a taste of sthdar una idea de algo a algn
it gave him a taste of military lifele dio una idea de lo que era la vida militar
it was a taste of things to comeera una muestra de lo que estaba por venir
5. (= liking) → gusto m
tastes differlos gustos cambian
he was a man of catholic tastesera un hombre de gustos variados
a taste for sth to acquire or develop a taste for sthtomarle gusto a algo
it gave him a taste for readingesto hizo que le tomara gusto a la lectura
she has a taste for adventurele gusta la aventura
we have the same tastes in musictenemos el mismo gusto para la música
he has expensive tastes in carsen cuanto a coches, tiene gustos caros
season to taste (Culin) → sazonar al gusto
it's not to my tasteno es de mi gusto
is it to your taste?¿le gusta?, ¿es de su gusto?
there's no accounting for tastesobre gustos no hay nada escrito
see also acquired
6. (= discernment) → gusto m
people of tastela gente con gusto
to be in bad tasteser de mal gusto
it would be in bad taste to meet without himsería de mal gusto reunirnos sin él, reunirnos sin él sería hacerle un desprecio or un feo
she has very good tastetiene muy buen gusto
his taste in clothes is extremely goodviste con muchísimo gusto
I don't think that remark was in very good tasteno me pareció un comentario de muy buen gusto
to have taste [person] → tener gusto
to have no taste [person] → no tener gusto
the house is furnished in impeccable tastela casa está amueblada con muchísimo gusto or con un gusto exquisito
to be in poor tasteser de mal gusto
B. VT
1. (= sample) [+ food, drink] → probar; (at tasting) → degustar, catar
just taste thispruebe esto
see also wine
2. (= perceive flavour of) I can't taste the rum in thisno noto el sabor del ron en esto, esto apenas me sabe a ron
I can't taste anything when I have a coldla comida no me sabe a nada cuando estoy resfriado
3. (= eat) → comer, probar
I haven't tasted salmon for yearshace años que no como salmón or pruebo el salmón
he had not tasted food for a weekllevaba una semana sin probar bocado
4. (= experience) [+ success, power] → saborear; [+ poverty, loneliness] → conocer
C. VI (= have flavour) → saber
the brandy tasted bitterel brandy sabía amargo, el brandy tenía un sabor or un gusto amargo
it tastes goodestá rico or bueno
it tastes all right to mea mí me sabe bien
it tastes horribletiene un sabor horrible, sabe horrible or a rayos
to taste like sthsaber a algo
the meat tasted like chickenla carne sabía a pollo
to taste of sthsaber a algo
what does it taste of?¿a qué sabe?
D. CPD taste bud Npapila f gustativa

taste

[ˈteɪst]
n
(= sense) → goût m
a keen sense of taste → un sens du goût développé
(= flavour) → goût m
It's got a really strange taste → Ça a un goût vraiment bizarre.
(= sample)
Go on, have a taste → Allez-y, goûtez!, Allez-y, goûtez-y!
Would you like a taste? → Tu veux goûter?, Tu veux y goûter?
(= brief experience)
This voyage was his first taste of freedom → Ce voyage était son premier contact avec la liberté.
to be a taste of things to come → être un avant-goût de ce qui nous attend
(= liking) for my taste → à mon goût
Her novels are too violent for my taste → Ses romans sont trop violents à mon goût.
to have a taste for sth → avoir un goût pour qch
to acquire a taste for sth, to develop a taste for sth → prendre goût à qch
(= discernment) → goût m
It's all a matter of taste → C'est une question de goût.
to have good taste → avoir bon goût
to have bad taste → n'avoir pas de goût
to be in good taste → être de bon goût
to be in bad taste, to be in poor taste → être de mauvais goût
a joke in bad taste → une plaisanterie de mauvais goût
vt
(= sample) → goûter
Would you like to taste it? → Vous voulez y goûter?
(= recognize flavour) → sentir le goût de
You can taste the garlic in it → On sent le goût d'ail dedans.
(= experience) [+ outdoor life, high life, freedom] → goûter à
vi (= have particular flavour) to taste delicious → être délicieux/euse
to taste bitter → être amer/ère
to taste of sth → avoir un goût de qch
It tastes of chocolate → Ça a un goût de chocolat.
to taste like sth → avoir le goût de qch
It tastes like fish → Ça a le goût de poisson.
What does it taste like? → Quel goût ça a?taste bud npapille f gustative

taste

n
(= sense)Geschmack(sinn) m; to be sweet to the tastesüß schmecken, einen süßen Geschmack haben
(= flavour)Geschmack m; I don’t like the tastedas schmeckt mir nicht; her cooking has no tasteihr Essen schmeckt nach nichts; a taste of onionsein Zwiebelgeschmack; to leave a bad taste in the mouth (lit, fig)einen üblen Nachgeschmack hinterlassen
(= small amount)Kostprobe f, → Versucherchen nt (inf); (fig, as an example) → Kostprobe f; (of sth in the future)Vorgeschmack m; would you like some? — just a tastemöchten Sie etwas? — nur eine Idee; to have a taste (of something) (lit)(etw) probieren or kosten; (fig)eine Kostprobe (von etw) bekommen; (of sth to come)einen Vorgeschmack (von etw) haben; two years in the army will give him a taste of disciplinezwei Jahre bei der Armee werden ihm zeigen or werden ihn spüren lassen, was Disziplin ist; to give somebody a taste of the whipjdn die Peitsche or Knute spüren lassen; he gave them a taste of his bad temperer gab ihnen eine (Kost)probe seiner schlechten Laune; a taste of what was to comeein Vorgeschmack dessen, was noch kommen sollte
(= liking)Geschmack m no pl; to have a taste for somethingeine Vorliebe für etw haben; to acquire or develop a taste for somethingGeschmack an etw (dat)finden; it’s an acquired tastedas ist etwas für Kenner; she has expensive tastes in hatswas Hüte anbelangt, hat sie einen teuren Geschmack; my taste in music has changed over the yearsmein musikalischer Geschmack hat sich mit der Zeit geändert; to be to somebody’s tastenach jds Geschmack sein; it is a matter of tastedas ist Geschmack(s)sache; there is no accounting for tastesüber Geschmack lässt sich (nicht) streiten; tastes differdie Geschmäcker sind verschieden; sweeten to taste (Cook) → nach Geschmack or Bedarf süßen; her novels are too violent for my tasteihre Romane enthalten für meinen Geschmack zu viel Gewalt
(= discernment)Geschmack m; she has very good taste in furniturewas Möbel anbelangt, hat sie einen sehr guten Geschmack; she has no taste at all when it comes to choosing friendssie ist nicht sehr wählerisch in der Auswahl ihrer Freunde; a man of tasteein Mann mit Geschmack; in good tastegeschmackvoll; in bad tastegeschmacklos; to be in doubtful tastevon zweifelhaftem Geschmack zeugen; that joke shows very poor tastedieser Witz ist geschmacklos; the house is furnished in impeccable tastedas Haus ist, was Geschmack betrifft, tadellos eingerichtet
vt
(= perceive flavour of)schmecken; bloodlecken; I can’t taste anythingich schmecke überhaupt nichts; I can’t taste anything wrongich kann nichts Besonderes schmecken; once you’ve tasted real champagnewenn Sie einmal echten Sekt getrunken haben; I’ve never tasted caviarich habe noch nie Kaviar gekostet (geh)or gegessen; wait till you taste thiswarten Sie mal, bis Sie das probiert haben; he hadn’t tasted food for a weeker hatte seit einer Woche nichts zu sich genommen
(= take a little)versuchen, probieren, kosten
(= test) wineverkosten; food productsprobieren; (official) → prüfen; taste the sauce before adding saltschmecken Sie die Soße ab, bevor Sie Salz beigeben
(fig) power, freedom, success, victoryerfahren, erleben; once the canary had tasted freedom …als der Kanarienvogel erst einmal Geschmack an der Freiheit gefunden hatte …
vi
(food, drink)schmecken; to taste good or nice(gut) schmecken; it tastes all right to meich schmecke nichts; (= I like it)ich finde, das schmeckt nicht schlecht; to taste of somethingnach etw schmecken
to taste of (liter)erfahren; those who have tasted of the knowledge of Zendiejenigen, denen die Weisheit des Zen zuteilgeworden ist (geh)

taste

[teɪst]
1. n (gen) → gusto; (flavour) → sapore m, gusto (fig) (glimpse, idea) → idea
the soup had an odd taste → la minestra aveva un sapore un po' strano
to have a taste of sth → assaggiare qc
may I have a taste? → posso assaggiare?
have a taste of everything! → assaggia un po' di tutto!
to have a taste for sth → avere un'inclinazione per qc
he acquired a taste for sports cars → gli è preso il gusto delle macchine sportive
it's not to my taste → non è di mio gusto
to be in bad or poor taste → essere di cattivo gusto
"sweeten to taste" (Culin) → "zuccherare a piacere"
2. vt
a.gustare; (sample) → assaggiare
just taste this → assaggiane un pochino
b. (notice flavour of) → sentire il sapore di
you can taste the garlic (in it) → (ci) si sente il sapore dell'aglio
c. (fig) (experience) → assaporare
once he had tasted power → una volta assaporato il gusto del potere
3. vi to taste of (fish, garlic) → sapere di, avere sapore di
it tastes good/bad → ha un buon/cattivo sapore
what does it taste like? → che sapore or gusto ha?
rabbit tastes quite like chicken → il coniglio ha un gusto molto simile a quello del pollo

taste

(teist) verb
1. to be aware of, or recognize, the flavour of something. I can taste ginger in this cake.
2. to test or find out the flavour or quality of (food etc) by eating or drinking a little of it. Please taste this and tell me if it is too sweet.
3. to have a particular flavour or other quality that is noticed through the act of tasting. This milk tastes sour; The sauce tastes of garlic.
4. to eat (food) especially with enjoyment. I haven't tasted such a beautiful curry for ages.
5. to experience. He tasted the delights of country life.
noun
1. one of the five senses, the sense by which we are aware of flavour. one's sense of taste; bitter to the taste.
2. the quality or flavour of anything that is known through this sense. This wine has an unusual taste.
3. an act of tasting or a small quantity of food etc for tasting. Do have a taste of this cake!
4. a liking or preference. a taste for music; a queer taste in books; expensive tastes.
5. the ability to judge what is suitable in behaviour, dress etc or what is fine and beautiful. She shows good taste in clothes; a man of taste; That joke was in good/bad taste.
ˈtasteful adjective
showing good judgement or taste. a tasteful flower arrangement.
ˈtastefully adverb
ˈtastefulness noun
ˈtasteless adjective
1. lacking flavour. tasteless food.
2. showing a lack of good taste or judgement. tasteless behaviour.
ˈtastelessly adverb
ˈtastelessness noun
-tasting
having a (particular kind of) taste. a sweet-tasting liquid.
ˈtasty adjective
having a good, especially savoury, flavour. tasty food.
ˈtastiness noun

taste

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taste

n. gusto;
___ substancesustancia sápida;
in good ___de buen ___;
___ budspapilas gustativas;
vt. probar, saborear.

taste

n gusto, sabor m; — bud papila gustativa; vt (to try) probar; Taste it.. Pruébelo...Can you taste all right?.. ¿Distingue bien los sabores?; vi saber; This medicine doesn't taste bad..Esta medicina no sabe mal; to — like saber a
References in classic literature ?
Now Florence's mama hadn't a particle of taste, and Amy suffered deeply at having to wear a red instead of a blue bonnet, unbecoming gowns, and fussy aprons that did not fit.
That oiled silk in which it was wrapped might have appealed to the taste of a rat or a snake.
The wind had the burning taste of fresh snow; my throat and nostrils smarted as if someone had opened a hartshorn bottle.
She fancied there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them, in which fancy she was mistaken.
In explanation of the taste of Hawkeye, it should be remembered that men always prize that most which is least enjoyed.
The hood of the car was down, and the taste of the air, warmed by the sun, was grateful.
She consented that the village maiden should manufacture yeast, both liquid and in cakes; and should brew a certain kind of beer, nectareous to the palate, and of rare stomachic virtues; and, moreover, should bake and exhibit for sale some little spice-cakes, which whosoever tasted would longingly desire to taste again.
Here, likewise -- the germ of the wrinkle-browed, grizzly-bearded, careworn merchant -- we have the smart young clerk, who gets the taste of traffic as a wolf-cub does of blood, and already sends adventures in his master's ships, when he had better be sailing mimic boats upon a mill-pond.
The schoolmaster is generally a man of some importance in the female circle of a rural neighborhood; being considered a kind of idle, gentlemanlike personage, of vastly superior taste and accomplishments to the rough country swains, and, indeed, inferior in learning only to the parson.
The wife of a whaling captain had provided the chapel with a handsome pair of red worsted man-ropes for this ladder, which, being itself nicely headed, and stained with a mahogany color, the whole contrivance, considering what manner of chapel it was, seemed by no means in bad taste.
I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own.
Diana and Mary were soon to leave Moor House, and return to the far different life and scene which awaited them, as governesses in a large, fashionable, south-of-England city, where each held a situation in families by whose wealthy and haughty members they were regarded only as humble dependants, and who neither knew nor sought out their innate excellences, and appreciated only their acquired accomplishments as they appreciated the skill of their cook or the taste of their waiting-woman.