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bite

noun

1 bite

A wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person.

Roget 401a: acridity, astringency, bite.    [acrid substances] tear gas; smoke, acrid fumes.   

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: beet
Polish: pogryzienie



2 bite

A small amount of solid food; a mouthful.

synonyms: bit, morsel.

Dutch: beet, brok, hap

3 bite

A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin.

synonyms: insect bite, sting.

Polish: ukÄ…szenie

4 bite

A light informal meal.

synonyms: collation, snack.

Dutch: hap, hapje, knabbeltje, snack, tussendoortje, versnapering

5 bite

angling An instance of a fish taking the bait.

6 bite

Wit having a sharp and caustic quality:
— The bite of satire.

synonym: pungency.

7 bite

A strong odor or taste property:
— The sulfurous bite of garlic.

synonyms: pungency, raciness, sharpness.

Dutch: stank

8 bite

The act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws.

synonym: chomp.

9 bite

A portion removed from the whole.

verb

1 bite

To grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws:
— Gunny invariably tried to bite her.

synonym: seize with teeth.

Roget 385: cool, fan, refrigerate, refresh, ice; congeal, freeze, glaciate; benumb, starve, pinch, chill, petrify, chill to the marrow, ... show more

Roget 558: engrave, grave, stipple, scrape, etch; bite, bite in; lithograph etc. n.; print.   

Roget 547: be deceived etc. 545, be the dupe of; fall into a trap; swallow the bait, nibble at the bait; bite, catch a Tartar.   

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Roget 298: eat, feed, fare, devour, swallow, take; gulp, bolt, snap; fall to; despatch, dispatch; discuss; take down, ... show more

Dutch: afbijten, bijten, hap, happen

2 bite

Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort.

synonyms: burn, sting.

3 bite

Penetrate or cut, as with a knife.

4 bite

Deliver a sting to.

synonyms: prick, sting.

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: acerbity, acidity, acridity, acrimony, acuminate, acute pain, adhere to, afflict, agonize, ail, allotment, allowance, and sinker, astringency, auger, bait, be a sucker, be keen, be taken in, bear hug ... show more.

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