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[noun] the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
[noun] a sharp bitter taste property
[noun] a light informal meal
[noun] a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
[noun] a wound resulting from biting
[noun] a painful wound caused by the thrust of a stinger into skin
[verb] of insects, scorpions, or other animals; "A bee stung my arm yesterday."
[verb] to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
[verb] penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
[verb] cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
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\Bite\, v. t. [imp. {Bit}; p. p. {Bitten}, {Bit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biting}.] [OE. biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG. b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita, Dan. bide, L. findere to cleave, Skr. bhid to cleave. [root]87. Cf. {Fissure}.] 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. Such smiling rogues as these, Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain. --Shak. 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. ``Frosts do bite the meads.'' --Shak. 4. To cheat; to trick; to take in. [Colloq.] --Pope. 5. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground. The last screw of the rack having been turned so often that its purchase crumbled, . . . it turned and turned with nothing to bite. --Dickens. {To bite the dust}, {To bite the ground}, to fall in the agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust. {To bite in} (Etching), to corrode or eat into metallic plates by means of an acid. {To bite the thumb at} (any one), formerly a mark of contempt, designed to provoke a quarrel; to defy. ``Do you bite your thumb at us?'' --Shak. {To bite the tongue}, to keep silence. --Shak.
\Bite\, v. i. 1. To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite? 2. To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard. 3. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing. At the last it [wine] biteth like serpent, and stingeth like an adder. --Prov. xxiii. 32. 4. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer. 5. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
\Bite\, n. [OE. bite, bit, bitt, AS. bite bite, fr. b[=i]tan to bite, akin to Icel. bit, OS. biti, G. biss. See {Bite}, v., and cf. {Bit}.] 1. 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. I have known a very good fisher angle diligently four or six hours for a river carp, and not have a bite. --Walton. 2. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects. 3. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito. 4. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting. 5. 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. 6. A cheat; a trick; a fraud. [Colloq.] The baser methods of getting money by fraud and bite, by deceiving and overreaching. --Humorist. 7. A sharper; one who cheats. [Slang] --Johnson. 8. (Print.) 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.

Synonyms for bite

bit, burn, chomp, collation, insect bite, morsel, nosh, prick, pungency, seize with teeth, sharpness, snack, sting, sting, sting

See also: ache | bee sting | bite off | chaw | chew | coffee break | crumb | cud | dog bite | eating | feeding | flea bite | gnaw | grip | harm | hurt | hurt | injury | lesion | meal | mosquito bite | mouthful | munch | nibble | nibble | nip | nip | pierce | pinch | plug | quid | refreshment | repast | smart | snakebite | snap at | sop | sops | spice | spicery | spiciness | taste | tea break | trauma | urticate | wad | wound |

Related terms: acute pain, and sinker, big end, boring pain, broach, chaw, chew, contingent, darting pain, drill, effectiveness, equal share, frost, gouge, grind, hug, keenness, kink, mouth, piece, proportion, rigor, scour, seizure, spiciness, strong language, vehemence, vigor, wound, wrench

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Let's analyse "bite" as pure text. This string has Four letters in One syllable and Two vowels. 50% of vowels is 11.4% more then average English word. Written in backwards: ETIB. Average typing speed for these characters is 1090 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: -... .. - .


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: bite: 9 + 5 = 14, reduced: 5 . and the final result is Five.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: bite: 2 + 9 + 2 + 5 = 18, reduced: 9, and the final result is Nine.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
B (1) 2 High Priestess Compassionate, Caring, Knowing
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
I (1) 9 Hermit Independent, Researcher, Intell,igent
T (1) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful

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