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Bite meaning

bite - 28 dictionary results

  1. 1. a portion removed from the whole; " the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
  2. 2. a strong odor or taste property; " the pungency of mustard"; " the sulfurous bite of garlic"; " the sharpness of strange spices"
  3. 3. wit having a sharp and caustic quality; " he commented with typical pungency"; " the bite of satire"
  4. 4. ( angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; " after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
  5. 5. a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  6. 6. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  7. 7. deliver a sting to; " A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ ( of some insects) used in taking food.
  10. 10. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
  11. 11. To cheat; to trick; to take in.
  12. 12. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
  13. 13. To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
  14. 14. To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
  15. 15. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
  16. 16. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
  17. 17. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
  20. 20. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
  21. 21. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
  24. 24. A sharper; one who cheats.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. Act of biting; something bitten; wound made by biting.
  27. 27. Bit or bitten.
  28. 28. To tear or seize with the teeth; to wound or pain.

bite - examples of usage

  1. As I hear his voice, I might suppose him to be somewhat ill- natured, did I not know that his bark is worse than his bite. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Liza caught hold of her hair and pulled with all her might, and turning her teeth on Mrs. Blakeston tried to bite her. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. We'll get a bite and give the horses a feed and a rest at Hosmer's, that's about two miles over the hills here; and then we can go on as far as you like. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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