Pronunciation: bīt
v. t.1.
[imp. Bit (bĭt); p. p. Bitten (bĭt"t'n), Bit; p. pr. & vb. n. Biting.]
1.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.
2.To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
3.To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
4.To cheat; to trick; to take in.
5.To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
To bite the dust
to fall in the agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust.
To bite in
(Etching) to corrode or eat into metallic plates by means of an acid.
To bite the thumb at
formerly a mark of contempt, designed to provoke a quarrel; to defy.
To bite the tongue
to keep silence.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
2.To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
3.To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
4.To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
5.To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
n.1.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.
2.The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
3.The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
4.A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
5.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.
6.A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
7.A sharper; one who cheats.
8.(Print.) 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.
Noun1.Bitebite - a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
2.bite - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
Synonyms: morsel, bit
3.bite - a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
Synonyms: insect bite, sting
4.bite - a light informal meal
Synonyms: collation, snack
5.bite - (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
6.bite - wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"
Synonyms: pungency
7.bite - a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"
Synonyms: pungency, sharpness
8.bite - the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
Synonyms: chomp
9.bite - a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
Verb1.bite - to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
2.bite - cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
Synonyms: sting, burn
3.bite - penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
4.bite - deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
Synonyms: sting, prick
(spelling)bite - It's spelled "byte" to avoid confusion with "bit".
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Translate Bite to Spanish, Translate Bite to German, Translate Bite to French
Bit stock
bit string
bit stuffing
bit twiddling
bit-paired keyboard
-- Bite --
bite off
bite out
bite plate
biting house fly
Biting in
biting louse
biting midge
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