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 sharp bitter taste property
  5. a light informal meal
  6. a painful wound caused by the thrust of a stinger into skin
  7. of insects, scorpions, or other animals; " A bee stung my arm yesterday."
  8. to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; " Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
  9. penetrate or cut, as with a knife; " The fork bit into the surface"
  10. a portion removed from the whole; " the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
  11. a strong odor or taste property; " the pungency of mustard"; " the sulfurous bite of garlic"; " the sharpness of strange spices"
  12. wit having a sharp and caustic quality; " he commented with typical pungency"; " the bite of satire"
  13. ( angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; " after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
  14. a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  15. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  16. deliver a sting to; " A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  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.
  18. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ ( of some insects) used in taking food.
  19. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
  20. To cheat; to trick; to take in.
  21. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
  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?
  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.
  24. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
  25. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
  26. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
  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.
  28. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
  29. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
  30. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
  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.
  32. A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
  33. A sharper; one who cheats.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  37. The act of seizing with the teeth; a wound made by the teeth, or by a sting; a mouthful; a hold or grip.
  38. Biter.
  39. Bit.
  40. Bitten, bit.
  41. Biting.
  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.
  43. To seize or tear with the teeth: to sting or pain: to wound by reproach:- pa. t. bit: pa. p. bit or bitten.
  44. A grasp by the teeth: something Bitten off: a mouthful.
  45. Act of biting; something bitten; wound made by biting.
  46. Bit or bitten.
  47. To tear or seize with the teeth; to wound or pain.
  48. To seize, cut, grind, or tear with the teeth; cause to grip; take hold of; act upon; smart; sting; corrode.
  49. The act of biting, or the hurt inflicted by biting; a morsel of food.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  53. 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. Come and let me show you all the places you must bite. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  3. I'll bite my teeth togedder tight. – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May
  4. " He might bite our dog! – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  5. " 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
  6. I don't even bite. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  7. I don't bite, do I, Mr. O'Dowd?" – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Barkin' dogs never bite, Dan. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  9. She need not fear him; he would never bite her. – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
  10. May the little mouse bite you! – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  11. So long as it didn't bite, eh, father? – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  12. Snap wouldn't bite me. – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  13. I should bite him before he could bite me. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. Get us a bite of supper, Stefan, I'm as hungry as a bear. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  15. My bark's aye waur nor my bite; ye ken that." – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  16. However, they did not bite. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  17. He might bite again. – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  18. You're too big for one bite, and too small for two. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  19. Look out for him; he can bite, and sharply too. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake