Meaning of BITE in English


v a cheat; a trick; a fraud.

2. bite ·v a sharper; one who cheats.

3. bite ·v a morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.

4. bite ·vi to take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.

5. bite ·vt to cheat; to trick; to take in.

6. bite ·vt to take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.

7. bite ·vi to take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.

8. bite ·vt to puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.

9. bite ·v the wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.

10. bite ·v the act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.

11. bite ·vi to cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.

12. bite ·vt to cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.

13. bite ·vi 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. bite ·v 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.

15. bite ·v 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.

xvi. bite ·vi to cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.

xvii. bite ·vt 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.

xviii. bite ·v 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.

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