taster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

taste +‎ -er.

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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.
    • Dryden
      Thy tutor be thy taster, ere thou eat.
  3. (zoology) A kind of zooid situated on the polyp-stem of certain Siphonophora, 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]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

taster

  1. plural indefinite of tast

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

taster

  1. present tense of taste

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

taster m

  1. indefinite plural of tast

Verb[edit]

taster

  1. present tense of taste

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin taxitāre, diminutive 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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References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (taster)