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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"
  2. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; " The sun burned his face"
  3. the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
  4. a light informal meal
  5. a painful wound caused by the thrust of a stinger into skin
  6. of insects, scorpions, or other animals; " A bee stung my arm yesterday."
  7. to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; " Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
  8. penetrate or cut, as with a knife; " The fork bit into the surface"
  9. a portion removed from the whole; " the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
  10. wit having a sharp and caustic quality; " he commented with typical pungency"; " the bite of satire"
  11. ( angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; " after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
  12. a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  13. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  14. deliver a sting to; " A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  15. 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.
  16. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ ( of some insects) used in taking food.
  17. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
  18. To cheat; to trick; to take in.
  19. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
  20. To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
  21. To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
  22. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
  23. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
  24. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
  25. 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.
  26. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
  27. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
  28. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
  29. 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.
  30. A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
  31. A sharper; one who cheats.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. The act of seizing with the teeth; a wound made by the teeth, or by a sting; a mouthful; a hold or grip.
  36. Biter.
  37. Bit.
  38. Bitten, bit.
  39. Biting.
  40. To seize or tear with the teeth: to sting or pain: to wound by reproach:- pa. t. bit: pa. p. bit or bitten.
  41. A grasp by the teeth: something Bitten off: a mouthful.
  42. Act of biting; something bitten; wound made by biting.
  43. Bit or bitten.
  44. To tear or seize with the teeth; to wound or pain.
  45. To seize, cut, grind, or tear with the teeth; cause to grip; take hold of; act upon; smart; sting; corrode.
  46. The act of biting, or the hurt inflicted by biting; a morsel of food.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. To tear; to pierce; to break or crush with the teeth; to pinch with cold; to reproach by stinging words; to pain or wound.
  50. The seizure of anything by the teeth; wound made by the teeth; a morsel; a mouthful.

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
  3. " I won't drink anything, and I won't eat a bite of anything until Carol is well. – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  4. I should bite him before he could bite me. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. However, they did not bite. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  6. Snap wouldn't bite me. – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  7. I'll bite my teeth togedder tight. – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May
  8. Barkin' dogs never bite, Dan. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  9. Get us a bite of supper, Stefan, I'm as hungry as a bear. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  10. May the little mouse bite you! – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  11. You're too big for one bite, and too small for two. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  12. He might bite again. – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  13. Come and let me show you all the places you must bite. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  14. I don't even bite. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  15. Look out for him; he can bite, and sharply too. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  16. " He might bite our dog! – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  17. She need not fear him; he would never bite her. – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
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