taster

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English[edit]

A wine taster.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English taster; equivalent to taste +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /teɪstɚ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪstə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

taster (plural tasters)

  1. An object in which, or by which, food or drink is tasted, for example a dram cup
  2. Someone who tastes something, especially food, wine etc., for quality.
  3. (zoology) A kind of zooid situated on the polyp-stem of certain Siphonophorae, resembling the feeding zooids, but destitute of mouths.
  4. A sample of something bigger or grander intended for future use
    The exhibition was a taster of products set to hit the market.
  5. A person who is, by genetic makeup, able to taste phenylthiocarbamide

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

taster

  1. indefinite plural of tast

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

taster

  1. present of taste

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French taster, from a late Vulgar Latin *tastāre, from contraction of *taxitāre, iterative of Late Latin taxāre, present active infinitive of taxō, from Classical Latin tangō (I touch). Compare Catalan and Occitan tastar, Italian tastare.

Verb[edit]

taster

  1. to grope; to feel, touch
  2. to taste

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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Descendants[edit]

  • French: tâter

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

taster m

  1. indefinite plural of tast

Verb[edit]

taster

  1. present of taste

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a late Vulgar Latin *tastāre, from contraction of *taxitāre, iterative of Late Latin taxāre, present active infinitive of taxō, from Classical Latin tangō (I touch). Compare Catalan and Occitan tastar, Italian tastare.

Verb[edit]

taster

  1. to taste
  2. to touch
  3. to hit; to strike

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-sts, *-stt are modified to z, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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