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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.

tasting

(ˈteɪstɪŋ)
n
an event at which people can sample food or drink
See also wine tasting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tasting - a small amount (especially of food or wine)tasting - a small amount (especially of food or wine)
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"
sample - a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
2.tasting - a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
sensing, perception - becoming aware of something via the senses
3.tasting - taking a small amount into the mouth to test its qualitytasting - taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality; "cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed most"
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Translations
kóstolás

tasting

[ˈteɪstɪŋ] ndégustation f
References in classic literature ?
And ye tell me, friends, that there is to be no dispute about taste and tasting? But all life is a dispute about taste and tasting!
What probability is there of my ever tasting the Dissipations of London, the Luxuries of Bath, or the stinking Fish of Southampton?
After putting him in a stable, his new master filled his manger with straw, but Pinocchio, after tasting a mouthful, spat it out.
I arrived not long after at the Emperor's court, and had the honour of kissing his hands; but stayed not long in a place where no missionary ought to linger, unless obliged by the most pressing necessity: but being ordered by my superiors into the kingdom of Damote, I set out on my journey, and on the road was in great danger of losing my life by my curiosity of tasting a herb, which I found near a brook, and which, though I had often heard of it, I did not know.
From morning till night you saw her sitting on a low chair in the kitchen, surrounded by a Chinese cook and two or three native girls, giving her orders, chatting sociably with all and sundry, and tasting the savoury messes she devised.
Surely such persons, if they will not be thought mad, must own, either that they are incapable of tasting the sweets of the tenderest friendship, or that they sacrifice the greatest happiness of which they are capable to the vain, uncertain, and senseless laws of vulgar opinion, which owe as well their force as their foundation to folly."
'Her port-wine, I believe?' said Double, tasting it as if he were in the Docks, with hours to spare.
'Lor bless her dear heart, no!' interposed the nurse, hastily depositing in her pocket a green glass bottle, the contents of which she had been tasting in a corner with evident satisfaction.
To satisfie the sharp desire I had Of tasting those fair Apples, I resolv'd Not to deferr; hunger and thirst at once, Powerful perswaders, quick'nd at the scent Of that alluring fruit, urg'd me so keene.
In 0084, the same house fitted out a discovery whale ship of their own, to go on a tasting cruise to the remote waters of Japan.
I sip it with a delicious thrill of degeneration, as though I were Eve tasting the apple for the first time,--for "such a power hath white simplicity." Sin is for the innocent,--a truth which sinners will be the first to regret.
I observed the doctor sniffing and sniffing, like someone tasting a bad egg.