Definitions of bite

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