taste Definition in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "taste" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

tastenoun [C/U]

 us   /teɪst/

taste noun [C/U] (FLAVOR)

a flavor and feeling produced by food or drink in your mouth that tells you what it is and lets you appreciate it, or the ability to have this feeling: [U] Sugar has a sweet taste and lemons have a sour taste. [U] I’ve lost my taste for (= stopped enjoying the taste of) spicy foods. A taste is also a small amount: [C usually sing] Have a taste of this sauce and tell me if it’s too salty. [C usually sing] fig. I had a taste of (= I briefly experienced) factory work last summer, and I didn’t like it at all.

taste noun [C/U] (JUDGMENT)

a person’s ability to judge and appreciate what is good and suitable, esp. in art, beauty, style, and behavior: [U] Barbara has good/poor taste in clothes. Taste is also a person’s liking for or appreciation of something: [C] My son and I have very different tastes in music.

tasteverb

 us   /teɪst/

taste verb (HAVE FLAVOR)

to have a particular flavor: [L] Coffee always tastes good in the morning. [I always + adv/prep] This tastes as if/as though/like it has pepper in it. [T] I hope you can taste the garlic. [T] Taste (= try a little of) this and tell me if you like it.
(Definition of taste from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of taste?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “taste” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More