• Biting Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bite
- (a.) That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic.
• Bit Definition & Synonyms
- (v.) A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite.
- () of Bite
- (imp.) of Bite
- (v.) The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
- (v.) In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents.
- (v.) The part of a bridle, usually of iron, which is inserted in the mouth of a horse, and having appendages to which the reins are fastened.
- (v.) Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
- () imp. & p. p. of Bite.
- (v.) The cutting iron of a plane.
- () 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
- (v. t.) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
- (v.) A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
- (v.) Somewhat; something, but not very great.
- (n.) In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
• Bite Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
- (v.) 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.
- (v. i.) To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. i.) To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
- (v. t.) To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
- (v.) A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
- (v.) A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
- (v.) The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
- (v. t.) To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
- (v. i.) To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
- (v. t.) To cheat; to trick; to take in.
- (v.) 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.
- (v.) 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.
- (v.) A sharper; one who cheats.
- (v. t.) To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
- (v. i.) To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
- (v.) The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dogs or snakes bite; the bite of a mosquito.
• Bitingly Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) In a biting manner.