1. I
  1. 1〔味覚〕taste;〔食物の味〕(a) taste;〔風味〕(a) flavor,《英》 (a) flavour
    • 味をつける
    • 〔調味する〕season ((fish with salt))/〔香味をそえる〕flavor ((cookies with vanilla))
    • 味を見る
    • taste/sample
    • 味をよく[悪く]する
    • improve [spoil] the taste ((of))
    • 息子はビールの味を覚えてしまった
    • My son has acquired a taste for beer.
    • 味のないスープ
    • tasteless [flat/insipid] soup
    • 味のいいビフテキ
    • a tasty [delicious] steak
    • 味が落ちる
    • not taste as good as before/lose its flavor
    • 酸っぱい[苦い]味がする
    • This tastes sour [bitter].
    • にんにくの味がする
    • This has the flavor of garlic./I (can) taste garlic in it.
    • 変わった味がする
    • This has a strange taste./I'm not familiar with this taste [flavor].
    • 味が薄い
    • It needs more seasoning./This tastes flat [bland].
    • どんな味がしますか
    • What does it taste like?
  1. 2〔味がいいこと〕
    • あのレストランは味で売っている
    • That restaurant is doing well because it serves good food.
  1. II
  1. 1〔経験して分かる感じ〕
    • 味を知る
    • 〔経験する〕experience/《文》 taste/〔学ぶ〕learn
    • 異性の味を知る
    • experience sex
    • 彼らは自由の味を知らなかった
    • They had no experience of liberty./They had not tasted liberty before.
    • 彼に苦労の味を教えてやろう
    • I'll teach him what hardship 「is like [means].
    • ぜいたくな生活の味が忘れられなかった
    • He could not forget the luxury [comforts] he had been used to.
    • 文学の味など彼には分からない
    • He can't appreciate literature at all.
    • 詩の味を覚えた
    • He has acquired a taste for poetry.
    • 危険も登山の味のうちだ
    • Danger is part of the thrill of mountaineering.
  1. 2〔妙味,面白み〕味なあじな(味な)
    • 味のある言い回し
    • an apt expression/a nice turn of phrase
    • 味のある装飾
    • tasteful decoration
    • 味のある人柄
    • a fascinating personality
    • 味のある着こなしをしている
    • She is dressed attractively.
    • 長く付き合わないと味の分からない人だ
    • You have to know him for a while before you can appreciate him.
    • まだ自分の味が出ていない
    • He has not developed his own style yet.
    • 彼の講義は味もそっけもない
    • His lectures are very dull [boring].
    • 彼女の物の言い方は味もそっけもない
    • Her way of speaking is 「flat and tasteless [so prosaic].
  1. 味を占めるdevelop a taste ((for))
    • 一度賭事かけごとで味を占めるとなかなかやめられない
    • Once one tastes success at gambling, it's hard to quit.
    • 最初にうまくいったことに味を占めて彼は株を買い続けた
    • When his first venture into the stock market went well, he got hooked and went on buying.