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English noun: bite

1. bite (state) a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person


Broader (hypernym)lesion, wound


Narrower (hyponym)dog bite, snakebite

2. bite (food) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful


SamplesAll they had left was a bit of bread.


Synonymsbit, morsel


Broader (hypernym)mouthful, taste


Narrower (hyponym)chaw, chew, crumb, cud, plug, quid, sop, sops, wad

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


Synonymsinsect bite, sting


Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma


Narrower (hyponym)bee sting, flea bite, mosquito bite

4. bite (food) a light informal meal


Synonymscollation, snack


Broader (hypernym)meal, repast


Narrower (hyponym)coffee break, nosh, refreshment, tea break

5. bite (event) (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait


SamplesAfter fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite.


Broader (hypernym)success


Domain categoryfishing, sportfishing

6. bite (communication) wit having a sharp and caustic quality


SamplesHe commented with typical pungency.
The bite of satire.


Synonymspungency


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

7. bite (attribute) a strong odor or taste property


SamplesThe pungency of mustard.
The sulfurous bite of garlic.
The sharpness of strange spices.
The raciness of the wine.


Synonymspungency, raciness, sharpness


Broader (hypernym)spice, spicery, spiciness

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


Synonymschomp


Broader (hypernym)eating, feeding


Narrower (hyponym)munch, nibble, nip, pinch

9. bite (act) a portion removed from the whole


SamplesThe government's weekly bite from my paycheck.


Broader (hypernym)deduction, subtraction


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular


English verb: bite

1. bite (contact) to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws


SamplesGunny invariably tried to bite her.


Synonymsseize with teeth


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)grip


Narrower (hyponym)bite off, gnaw, nibble, nibble, nip, snap, snap at

2. bite (perception) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort


SamplesThe sun burned his face.


Synonymsburn, sting


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ache, hurt, smart


Narrower (hyponym)nettle, urticate


Verb groupburn

3. bite (contact) penetrate or cut, as with a knife


SamplesThe fork bit into the surface.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce

4. bite (contact) deliver a sting to


SamplesA bee stung my arm yesterday.


Synonymsprick, sting


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce









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