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Webster 1913 Edition


Taster

Tast′er

(tāst′ẽr)
,
Noun.
1.
One who tastes; especially, one who first tastes food or drink to ascertain its quality.
Thy tutor be thy
taster
, ere thou eat.
Dryden.
2.
That in which, or by which, anything is tasted, as, a dram cup, a cheese taster, or the like.
3.
(Zool.)
One of a peculiar kind of zooids situated on the polyp-stem of certain Siphonophora. They somewhat resemble the feeding zooids, but are destitute of mouths. See
Siphonophora
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Taster

TASTER

,
Noun.
One who tastes.
1.
One who first tastes food or liquor.
Thy tutor be thy taster, e'er thou eat.
2.
A dram cup.

Definition 2022


taster

taster

English

Noun

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

Etymology 1

Non-lemma forms.

Noun

taster

  1. plural indefinite of tast

Etymology 2

Non-lemma forms.

Verb

taster

  1. present tense of taste

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

taster m

  1. indefinite plural of tast

Verb

taster

  1. present tense of taste

Old French

Etymology

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

taster

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

Conjugation

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

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