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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Taste  \Taste\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tasting}.]  [OE.  tasten  to  feel  to  taste,  OF  taster,  F. 
  tater  to  feel  to  try  by  the  touch,  to  try  to  taste, 
  (assumed)  LL  taxitare  fr  L.  taxare  to  touch  sharply,  to 
  estimate.  See  {Tax},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  try  by  the  touch;  to  handle;  as  to  taste  a  bow.  [Obs.] 
  Taste  it  well  and  stone  thou  shalt  it  find 
  2.  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. 
  When  the  ruler  of  the  feast  had  tasted  the  water 
  that  was  made  wine.  --John  ii  9. 
  When  Commodus  had  once  tasted  human  blood,  he  became 
  incapable  of  pity  or  remorse.  --Gibbon. 
  3.  To  try  by  eating  a  little;  to  eat  a  small  quantity  of 
  I  tasted  a  little  of  this  honey.  --1  Sam.  xiv. 
  4.  To  become  acquainted  with  by  actual  trial;  to  essay;  to 
  experience;  to  undergo. 
  He  .  .  .  should  taste  death  for  every  man.  --Heb. 
  ii  9. 
  5.  To  partake  of  to  participate  in  --  usually  with  an 
  implied  sense  of  relish  or  pleasure. 
  Thou  .  .  .  wilt  taste  No  pleasure,  though  in 
  pleasure,  solitary.  --Milton. 

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