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Definition 1: the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) the act of consuming food

(... is a kind of bite ) a large bite

"he tried to talk between munches on the sandwich"

(... is a kind of bite ) gentle biting

(... is a kind of bite ) a small sharp bite or snip

Definition 2: a portion removed from the whole - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the government's weekly bite from my paycheck

(bite is a kind of ...) the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

"he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

(bite is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 3: a strong odor or taste property - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pungency of mustard
  • the sulfurous bite of garlic
  • the sharpness of strange spices
  • the raciness of the wine

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

Definition 4: wit having a sharp and caustic quality - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he commented with typical pungency
  • the bite of satire

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

Definition 5: (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait - [noun denoting event]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite

(bite is a kind of ...) an event that accomplishes its intended purpose

"let's call heads a success and tails a failure" "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"

(bite belongs to category ...) the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

Definition 6: a light informal meal - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) the food served and eaten at one time

(... is a kind of bite ) snacks and drinks served as a light meal

(... is a kind of bite ) (Yiddish) a snack or light meal

(... is a kind of bite ) a snack taken during a break in the work day

"a ten-minute coffee break" "the British have tea breaks"

Definition 7: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful - [noun denoting food]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all they had left was a bit of bread

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) a small amount eaten or drunk

"take a taste--you'll like it"

(... is a kind of bite ) a wad of something chewable as tobacco

(... is a kind of bite ) small piece of e.g. bread or cake

(... is a kind of bite ) piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid

Definition 8: a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person - [noun denoting state]

(bite is a kind of ...) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

(... is a kind of bite ) a bite inflicted by a dog

(... is a kind of bite ) a bite inflicted by a (venomous) snake

Definition 9: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

(... is a kind of bite ) a sting inflicted by a bee

(... is a kind of bite ) sting inflicted by a flea

(... is a kind of bite ) a sting inflicted by a mosquito

Definition 10: to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws - [verb of contact]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Gunny invariably tried to bite her

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) hold fast or firmly

"He gripped the steering wheel"

(... is a kind of bite ) bite or chew on with the teeth

"gnaw an old cracker"

(... is a kind of bite ) bite off with a quick bite

"The dog snapped off a piece of cloth from the intruder's pants"

(... is a kind of bite ) bring the jaws together

"he snapped indignantly"

(... is a kind of bite ) bite gently

"The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear"

(... is a kind of bite ) give a small sharp bite to

"The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"

(... is a kind of bite ) bite off very small pieces

"She nibbled on her cracker"

Definition 11: penetrate or cut, as with a knife - [verb of contact]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fork bit into the surface

(bite is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Definition 12: deliver a sting to - [verb of contact]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A bee stung my arm yesterday

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Definition 13: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort - [verb of perception]

Samples where bite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun burned his face

Synonyms for bite in the sense of this definition

(bite is a kind of ...) be the source of pain

(... is a kind of bite ) sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation

(bite has a similar meaning as ...) feel hot or painful

"My eyes are burning"

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