bite  

  • Pronunciation of bite: B AY1 T (baɪt)

  • Number of syllables of bite: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of bite

  • Definition of bite

    • (n): a portion removed from the whole; "the government''s weekly bite from my paycheck"  
    • (n): the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws  
    • (n): a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"  
    • (n): wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"  
    • (n): (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"  
    • (n): a light informal meal  
    • (n): a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"  
    • (n): a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person  
    • (n): a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect''s stinger into skin  
    • (v): penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"  
    • (v): deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"  
    • (v): to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"  
    • (v): cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"  
  • Examples of bite

    • He got a bite from tarantula.  
    • Some medical conditions necessitate a bite now and then.  
    • I wanted to have a bite of the ambrosial dish.  
    • She is wont to bite her nails.  
    • They nudge, jostle, and even bite for food.  
    • He ignored the bite and became symptomatic in January 2007.  
    • Grab a bite to eat there and savor the goodness.  
    • The boy grabbed a bite off the blueberry pie.  
    • Fortunately the subspecies is docile and a fatal bite is rare.  
    • The temperament is quite docile with rarely any attempts to bite.  

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