a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
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"
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);
a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll lik