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Overview of noun bite

The noun bite has 9 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) bite

(a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person)

2. (1) morsel, bit, bite

(a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread")

3. sting, bite, insect bite

(a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin)

4. bite, collation, snack

(a light informal meal)

5. bite

((angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite")

6. pungency, bite

(wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire")

7. pungency, bite, sharpness, raciness

(a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine")

8. bite, chomp

(the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws)

9. bite

(a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck")

Overview of verb bite

The verb bite has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (12) bite, seize with teeth

(to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her")

2. (2) bite, sting, burn

(cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face")

3. (1) bite

(penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface")

4. sting, bite, prick

(deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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