Complete Definition of "bite"

English

Pronunciation
enPR|bīt, IPA|/baɪt/, SAMPA|/baIt/
audio|en-us-bite.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|aɪt

Homophones
bight, byte

Etymology
OE. term|bitan|bītan|lang=ang.

Verb
en-verb|bites|biting|bit|bitten

  1. transitive To cut off a piece by clamping the teeth.

#: As soon as you bite that sandwich, you'll know how good it is.

  1. transitive To hold something by clamping oneâs teeth.
  2. intransitive To attack with the teeth.

#: That dog is about to bite!

  1. intransitive To take hold; to establish firm contact with.

#: I needed snow chains to make the tires bite.

  1. context|intransitive|of a fish To bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught.

#: Are the fish biting today?

  1. intransitive To fall for a deception.

#: I've planted the story. Do you think they'll bite?

  1. context|intransitive|of an insect To sting.

#: These mosquitoes are really biting today!

  1. context|intransitive|slang To lack quality; to be worthy of derision.

#: This music really bites.

  1. context|intransitive|slang To plagiarize.

#: He's biting my style.

Translations
trans-top|to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth
Albanian: kafshon
Catalan: mossegar
Chinese: å¬ (Phonetic symbols: ã§ã Ë; Pinyin: yÇo)
Croatian: gristi, ugristi
Czech: kousat
Danish: bide
Dutch: bijten
Esperanto: mordi
Finnish: purra, haukata
French: mordre
German: beiÃen
Hebrew: ×× ××ס (lingos)
Hungarian: harap
Indonesian: gigit
Italian: mordere
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Japanese: åã (ãã, kamu)
Korean: 물ì´ë¼ë¤(murEoTteda), ê¹¨ë¬¼ë¤ (kkaemulda)
Malayalam: à´à´à´¿ (kati)
Maltese: igdem
Norwegian: #Norwegian|bite
Polish: gryźÄ
Portuguese: morder
Slovak: hrýzať
Slovene: ugrizniti
Spanish: morder
Swedish: bita
Tagalog: kagat
Turkish: ısırmak
Vietnamese: cắn
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trans-top|to hold something by clamping oneâs teeth
Chinese: å¬ä½ (Phonetic symbols: ã§ã Ë ãã¨Ë; Pinyin: yÇozhù)
Finnish: purra
Korean: ë¬¼ë¤ (mulda)
Norwegian: #Norwegian|bite
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Slovene: ugrizniti
Swedish: bita
Vietnamese: cắn
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trans-top|to attack with the teeth
Chinese: å¬ (Phonetic symbols: ã§ã Ë; Pinyin: yÇo)
Danish: bide
Finnish: puraista
Hebrew: ×נש×× (linshokh)
Italian: morsicare
Korean: 물ì´ë¼ë¤(murEoTteda)
trans-mid
Maltese: igdem
Norwegian: #Norwegian|bite
Portuguese: morder
Slovene: ugrizniti
Swedish: bita
Vietnamese: cắn
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trans-top|to take hold
Korean: ë¬¼ë¤ (mulda)
trans-mid
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trans-top|to bite a baited hook or other lure
Finnish: syödä
Italian: abboccare
trans-mid
Korean: ë¬¼ë¤ (mulda)
Slovene: gristi
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trans-top|to fall for a deception
Korean: ìë¤ (sokda), ëë¦¬ë¤ (dollida)
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Slovene: ugrizniti
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trans-top|to sting
Chinese: å¬ (Phonetic symbols: ã§ã Ë; Pinyin: yÇo), å® (Phonetic symbols: ãã§ã¥; Pinyin: dÄ«ng)
Czech: kousat
Italian: pungere
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Korean: ë¬¼ë¤ (mulda), ìë¤ (ssoda)
Portuguese: picar
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|CJKV Characters: é½®
ttbc|Guaraní: su'u
ttbc|Interlingua: morder; piccar (as of snakes)
ttbc|Spanish: picar
ttbc|Telugu: à°à±à°°à±à°à± (koruku), à°à°¾à°à± à°µà±à°¯à± (kaaTu vEyu)
ttbc|Tupinambá: su'u

Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of bite#Verb|biting.
  2. The wound left behind after having been bitten.

#:That snake bite really hurts!

  1. The swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting.

#:After just one night in the jungle I was covered with mosquito bites.

  1. A piece of food of a size that would be produced by bite#Verb|biting; a mouthful.

#:There were only a few bites left on the plate.

  1. slang Something unpleasant.

#:That's really a bite!

  1. slang An act of plagiarism.

#:That song is a bite of my song!

Synonyms
sting

Related terms
rel-top|terms related to "bite"
bit
bite in the ass
bitemark
bite me
bite one's knuckle|bite oneâs knuckle
bite one's tongue|bite oneâs tongue
biter
rel-mid
bite-sized
bite stick
bite the dust
bite the bullet
biting
bitten
in one bite
snakebite, snake-bite
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Translations
trans-top|the act of biting
Danish: bid n
Dutch: bijten n
Finnish: puraisu
German: Biss m
Hebrew: × ×××¡× (negisa) f i|biting food, נש××× (neshikha) f i|biting skin
Italian: morso m
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Korean: 묾 (mulm)
Portuguese: mordedura f, mordida f qualifier|Brazil
Slovene: ugriz m
Swedish: bitande c
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trans-top|the wound left behind after having been bitten
Dutch: beet m
Finnish: purema
German: Biss m
Italian: morsicatura f
trans-mid
Korean: ë¬¼ë¦°ë° (mullinde)
Portuguese: mordedura f, mordida f qualifier|Brazil
Slovene: ugriz m
Swedish: bett n
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trans-top|the swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting
Dutch: beet m
Finnish: purema
German: Biss m, Stich m
trans-mid
Italian: puntura f
Portuguese: picada f
Swedish: bett n, stick n
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trans-top|a mouthful
Dutch: hap m
German: Bissen m
Italian: boccone m
trans-mid
Slovene: grižjaj m
Swedish: tugga c, munsbit c
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|CJKV Characters: é½®
ttbc|Esperanto: mordo
ttbc|Interlingua: morsura, piccatura (as of snakes)
ttbc|Spanish: mordedura f, mordisco m, picadura f
ttbc|Telugu: à°à°¾à°à± (kaaTu), à°à°¾à°à± (gaaTu)
ttbc|Tupinambá: ãîbora (t-)

Category:English irregular verbs


French

Etymology
Variant of term|bitte|lang=fr.

Pronunciation
IPA|/bit/

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. context|slang|lang=fr knob, cock, dick

Latvian

Noun
infl|lv|noun g|Latvian

  1. bee

Declension
lv-noun-d5|bi|t|Å¡|e


Norwegian

Verb
no-verb|bite|biter|bit|bitten

  1. To #English|bite.

Old English

Etymology
From the verb *term|bitan|lang=ang.

Noun
infl|ang|noun|g=m

  1. #English|bite

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Revision and Credits for"bite"
  • 2007-12-22 01:54 - Circeus - Change deprecated template, Replaced: {{fr-noun-reg|f}} → {{fr-noun|f}} [[Project:AutoWikiBrowser|AWB]]

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