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Definition of Bite


  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.
  6. To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
  7. To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
  8. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
  9. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
  10. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
  11. 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.
  12. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
  13. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
  14. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
  15. 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.
  16. A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
  17. A sharper; one who cheats.
  18. 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.
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Bite Translations

bite in Afrikaans is byt
bite in Danish is bide
bite in Dutch is happen, knauwen, bijten, beitsen
bite in Finnish is purra
bite in French is morsure, mordent, mordez, mords, mordre, mordons
bite in Italian is morso, mordere
bite in Latin is morsus, ictus
bite in Portuguese is mordida
bite in Spanish is mordedura, morder
bite in Swedish is napp, bita, bett