1) v. t. - To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow.
2) v. t. - To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of (anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively.
3) v. t. - To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
4) v. t. - To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
5) v. t. - To partake of; to participate in; -- usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
6) v. i. - To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine.
7) v. i. - To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a particular quality or character; as, this water tastes brackish; the milk tastes of garlic.
8) v. i. - To take sparingly.
9) v. i. - To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.
10) n. - The act of tasting; gustation.
11) n. - A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste; an acid taste; a sweet taste.
12) n. - The one of the five senses by which certain properties of bodies (called their taste, savor, flavor) are ascertained by contact with the organs of taste.
13) n. - Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; -- formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
14) n. - The power of perceiving and relishing excellence in human performances; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, congruity, proportion, symmetry, or whatever constitutes excellence, particularly in the fine arts and belles-letters; critical judgment; discernment.
15) n. - Manner, with respect to what is pleasing, refined, or in accordance with good usage; style; as, music composed in good taste; an epitaph in bad taste.
16) n. - Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
17) n. - A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit.
18) n. - A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.