Alternative forms 
From Middle English tasten, from Old French taster from assumed Vulgar Latin *taxitāre, a new iterative of Latin taxāre (“to touch sharply”), from tangere (“to touch”). Replaced native Middle English smaken, smakien (“to taste”) (from Old English smacian (“to taste”)), Middle English smecchen (“to taste, smack”) (from Old English smeccan (“to taste”)), Middle English buriȝen (“to taste”) (from Old English byrigan, birian (“to taste”)).
taste (countable and uncountable; plural tastes)
- One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals (Wikipedia).
- (countable and uncountable) A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. (Wikipedia).
- Dr. Parker has good taste in wine.
- 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set:
- “ My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “ incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat : “ I prefer a farandole to a nocturne ; I'd rather have a painting than an etching ; … ”
- (uncountable, figuratively) A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
Derived terms 
Terms derived from taste (noun)
one of the sensations produced by the tongue
- Arabic: الذوق (ar) (ad-ḏawk)
- Armenian: համ (hy) (ham)
- Aromanian: gustu (rup)
- Basque: dastamen (eu)
- Belarusian: смак (be) (smak) m
- Bulgarian: вкус (bg) (vkus) m
- Catalan: gust (ca), sabor (ca), tast (ca)
- Mandarin: 味道 (cmn) (wèidao), 味兒 (cmn), 味儿 (cmn) (wèir), 氣味 (cmn), 气味 (cmn) (qìwèi), 味覺 (cmn), 味觉 (cmn) (wèijué) (sense of taste)
- Czech: chuť (cs) f
- Dutch: smaak (nl) m
- Esperanto: gusto (eo)
- Estonian: maitse (et)
- Finnish: maku (fi), makuaisti (fi)
- French: goût (fr) m, saveur (fr) f
- Friulian: savôr, gust
- German: Geschmack (de) m, Schmecken (de) n
- Greek: γεύση (el) (géfsi) f
- Gujarati: સ્વાદ (gu) (swād)
- Hindi: स्वाद (hi) (swād) m
- Hungarian: íz (hu)
- Icelandic: bragð (is) n
- Irish: blas (ga) m, blasanna (ga) pl
implicit set of preferences
(figuratively) a small amount of experience
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taste (third-person singular simple present tastes, present participle tasting, simple past and past participle tasted)
- (transitive) To sample the flavor of something orally.
- (intransitive) To have a taste.
- The chicken tasted great.
- To experience.
- Voltaire is quoted to have said "I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise".
- Livy is quoted to have said "They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom".
to sample the flavor of something
- Arabic: تَذَوَّقَ (ar) (taḏáwwaqa), ذاقَ (ar) (ḏāqa)
- Egyptian Arabic داق (daaq)
- Armenian: համտեսել (hy) (hamtesel)
- Aromanian: gustu (rup)
- Bulgarian: вкусвам (bg) (vkúsvam), опитвам (bg) (opítvam)
- Catalan: tastar (ca), gustar (ca)
- Mandarin: 嘗味 (cmn), 尝味 (cmn) (chángwèi), 嘗 (cmn), 尝 (cmn) (cháng), 品嘗 (cmn), 品尝 (cmn) (pǐncháng)
- Czech: ochutnat (cs)
- Dutch: proeven (nl)
- Esperanto: gustumi (eo)
- Finnish: maistaa (fi)
- French: goûter (fr)
- Friulian: cerčhâ
- Galician: gustar (gl)
- Georgian: please add this translation if you can
- German: kosten (de)
- Greek: γεύομαι (el) (gévomai)
- Hungarian: ízlel (hu), kóstol (hu)
- Icelandic: bragða (is), smakka (is)
- Ido: gustar (io)
- Italian: gustare (it), assaggiare (it), assaporare (it), godere (it)
- Japanese: 味わう (ja) (ajiwau), 嘗める (ja) (nameru)
- Jèrriais: gouôter
- Latin: gusto (la)
- Latvian: garšot (lv)
- Maori: ngutungutu (mi)
- Norwegian: smake (no)
- Polish: smakować (pl)
- Portuguese: sentir o gosto (pt), provar (pt)
- Romanian: gusta (ro)
- Romansch: gustar (rm), guster (rm)
- Russian: пробовать (ru) (próbovat') impf., попробовать (ru) (popróbovat') pf.
- Campidanese Sardinian: gustai, tastai
- Gallurese Sardinian: attastà, tastà
- Logudorese Sardinian: assazare, gustàre, ingonnò
- Sassarese Sardinian: attastà, tastà
- Scottish Gaelic: blais (gd)
- Serbo-Croatian: probati (sh)
- Spanish: gustar (es), probar (es), catar (es)
- Swahili: kionjo (sw)
- Swedish: smaka (sv), provsmaka (sv)
- Vietnamese: nếm (vi)
- West Frisian: priuwe (fy)
- ǃXóõ: ta̰ã
External links 
- singular present subjunctive of tasten
- First-person singular present of tasten.
- First-person singular subjunctive I of tasten.
- Third-person singular subjunctive I of tasten.
- Imperative singular of tasten.