Definition for TASTE

TASTE, v.i.

  1. To try by the mouth; to eat or drink; or to eat or drink a little only; as, to taste of each kind of wine.
  2. To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the quality or flavor is distinguished; as, butter tastes of garlic; apples boiled in a brass-kettle, sometimes taste of brass.
  3. To distinguish intellectually. Scholars, when good sense describing, / Call it tasting and imbibing. Swift.
  4. To try the relish of any thing. Taste of the fruits; taste for yourself.
  5. To be tinctured; to have a particular quality or character. Ev'ry idle, nice and wanton reason / Shall, to the king, taste of this action. Shak.
  6. To experience; to have perception of. The valiant never taste of death but once. Shak.
  7. To take to be enjoyed. Of nature's bounty men forbore to taste. Waller.
  8. To enjoy sparingly. For age but tastes of pleasures, youth devours. Dryden.
  9. To have the experience or enjoyment of. They who have tasted of the heavenly gift, and the good word of God. Heb. vi.

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