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Definitions of bite

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. To cheat; to trick; to take in. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To tear or seize with the teeth; to wound or pain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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.
  17. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. A cheat; a trick; a fraud. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A sharper; one who cheats. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. Bit or bitten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. a light informal meal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. a painful wound caused by the thrust of a stinger into skin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. A grasp by the teeth: something Bitten off: a mouthful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Act of biting; something bitten; wound made by biting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Biting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Bit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Bitten, bit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for bite

  1. There are, however, some very few cases in which the bite is speedily mortal. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  2. My bark's aye waur nor my bite ye ken that." – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
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