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Definitions of bite

  1. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a sharp bitter taste property Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a light informal meal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a painful wound caused by the thrust of a stinger into skin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. of insects, scorpions, or other animals; "A bee stung my arm yesterday." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To cheat; to trick; to take in. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite? Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a seizure with the teeth or mouth, as of a bait; as, to give anything a hard bite. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A cheat; a trick; a fraud. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A sharper; one who cheats. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening between the type and paper. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To seize, grip, cut, or crush with the teeth; sting, as an insect; cause smarting pain to; cut; pinch, as with intense cold; blight or blast; take fast hold of; to eat into. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To have the habit or exercise the power of biting; cause injury with the teeth; to sting or smart; take a bait; take a firm hold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. The act of seizing with the teeth; a wound made by the teeth, or by a sting; a mouthful; a hold or grip. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Biter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. Bit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. Bitten, bit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. Biting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. 1. To cut or hold with the teeth. 2. A wound made with the teeth. 3. Puncture of the skin made by an insect. 4. In dentistry the bite is the force with which the jaws may be closed in the crushing of food. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  43. To seize or tear with the teeth: to sting or pain: to wound by reproach:-pa.t. bit: pa.p. bit or bitten. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. A grasp by the teeth: something Bitten off: a mouthful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Act of biting; something bitten; wound made by biting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. Bit or bitten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. To tear or seize with the teeth; to wound or pain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. To seize, cut, grind, or tear with the teeth; cause to grip; take hold of; act upon; smart; sting; corrode. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. The act of biting, or the hurt inflicted by biting; a morsel of food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Seizure by the teeth or mouth; a wound made by the teeth: a mouthful: a cheat; a trick; a part of the impression which is improperly printed, owing to the frisket not being sufficiently cut away. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. To break, crush, or seize with the teeth; to pinch or pain, as with cold; to make the mouth smart; to pierce, cut, or wound; to wound with reproach or sarcasm: to cheat; to trick; to enter the ground and hold fast, as an anchor; to take hold as a screw; to eat into, as an acid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. To tear; to pierce; to break or crush with the teeth; to pinch with cold; to reproach by stinging words; to pain or wound. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. The seizure of anything by the teeth; wound made by the teeth; a morsel; a mouthful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. b[=i]t, v.t. to seize or tear with the teeth: to sting or pain: to wound by reproach: to deceive, or take in--now only passive:--pa.t. bit; pa.p. bit or bit'ten.--n. a grasp by the teeth: a nibble at the bait by a fish: something bitten off: a mouthful.--v.t. BITE'-IN, to eat out the lines of an etching with acid: to repress.--n. BIT'ER, one who bites: a fish apt to take the bait: a cheat.--n. and adj. BIT'ING.--TO BITE THE DUST, to fall, to die; TO BITE THE THUMB, to express defiance by putting the thumbnail into the mouth and knocking it against the teeth. [A.S. bítan; Goth. beitan, Ice. bita, Ger. beissen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. The special way in which in any individual the upper and lower teeth come together. na
  56. (past bit; p.p. bitten sometimes bit). Cut into or nip with the teeth; (with off &c.) detach with the teeth; snap at; (of serpents, fleas, &c.) sting, suck; accept bait (lit. & fig.); (of sword &c.) penetrate; cause glowing, smarting, &c., pain to (frost-bitten); corrode; (of wheels, anchor, &c.) grip; b. the dust or ground, fall& die; b. one\'s lips, to control anger &c.; bitten with, infected with (a mania, enthusiasm, &c.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. Act of, wound made by, piece detached by, biting; food to eat (b. & sup); taking of bait by fish; grip, hold, (lit. & fig.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. n. Act of seizing with the teeth;—the wound made by the teeth;—a morsel;—the purchase of a tool;—a cheat; a trick;—a sharper; one who cheats. Cabinet Dictionary
  59. The seizure of any thing by the teeth; the act of a fish that takes the bait; a cheat, a trick; a sharper. Complete Dictionary

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