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tast·er

 (tā′stər)
n.
1. One that tastes, especially one who samples a food or beverage for quality.
2. Any of several devices or implements used in tasting.

taster

(ˈteɪstə)
n
1. a person who samples food or drink for quality
2. any device used in tasting or sampling
3. (Historical Terms) a person employed, esp formerly, to taste food and drink prepared for a king, etc, to test for poison
4. (Commerce) a sample or preview of a product, experience, etc, intended to stimulate interest in the product, experience, etc, itself: the single serves as a taster for the band's new album.

tast•er

(ˈteɪ stər)

n.
1. a person who tastes, esp. one skilled in distinguishing the qualities of wines, teas, etc., by the taste.
2. a cup or other container for taking samples to be tasted.
3. a person employed to taste food and drink prepared for a king, dictator, etc., to test for poison.
[1350–1400; Middle English tastour < Anglo-French. See taste, -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taster - someone who samples food or drink for its qualitytaster - someone who samples food or drink for its quality
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
wine taster - a taster who evaluates the quality of wines
Translations
gouteur
kóstoló

taster

[ˈteɪstəʳ] N
1. (= person) → catador(a) m/f, degustador(a) m/f
2. (Brit) (fig) → muestra f
that is just a taster of things to comeesto es un anticipo de lo que nos espera

taster

[ˈteɪstər] n
(= person) → dégustateur/trice m/f
(mainly British) (= foretaste) → avant-goût m

taster

n
(of wine, tobacco)Prüfer(in) m(f), → Probierer(in) m(f); (of tea)Schmecker(in) m(f); (as bodyguard) → Vorkoster(in) m(f)
(esp Brit fig) → Vorgeschmack m; this is just a taster of what’s to comedies ist nur ein kleiner Vorgeschmack von dem, was noch kommt

taster

[ˈteɪstəʳ] nassaggiatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
So it was ordered the prisoner was henceforth to eat nothing that had not previously been tasted, and La Ramee was in consequence placed near him as taster.
Tasters in dance, ancient history & classical civilisation, geography & geology, philosophy & RS, visual arts, Russian, BTEC health & social care, BTEC sport, childcare & education, music, criminology and the new Basketball Academy, run in conjunction with the City of Birmingham Basketball Club, will be running next month and signup sheets for all these tasters will be available in the rooms that these courses will be based at the open evening.
Although our tasters were a bit less descriptive, they loved it just the same.
was named the winner of the 2014 United States Cup Tasters Championship, which took place during the SCAA's Exposition in Seattle, April 24-27th.
To book a place at the free tasters, call Tim on 07952 819 744, email tim@speakfluent.
Tasters days, specialist courses and a training weekend will also be held at Pen y Pass, Snowdon.
This study examined percentage of tasters and non tasters for phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) in 325 subjects of Hazara division in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa Province of Pakistan.
Melbourne, Sep 9 (ANI): While a new brewery is all set to open in Australia's Warnervale on the Central Coast, it is believed that more women would be hired as professional beer tasters, for they apparently make better tasters than men.
The tasters are being offered to parents throughout Northumberland by referral through your Children's Centre or Job Centre Plus.
The event at the Bears Head in Windsor Road, Penarth, joined simultaneous sessions staged at 680 Wetherspoon pubs across the UK, with the aim of beating the record of 5,100 wine tasters, set in Spain in 2006.
Some tasters did find differences between individual supermarket varieties.
Sharon Warren, who ran the tasters at Bridgend HQ said, "The response from staff at South Wales Police has been fantastic.