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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bite /ˈbaɪt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bite /ˈbaɪt/ 動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bite v. t. [imp. Bit p. p. Bitten Bit; p. pr. & vb. n. Biting.]
 1. 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.
 Such smiling rogues as these,
 Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain.   --Shak.
 2. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
 3. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth. “Frosts do bite the meads.”
 4. To cheat; to trick; to take in. [Colloq.]
 5. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
    The last screw of the rack having been turned so often that its purchase crumbled, . . . it turned and turned with nothing to bite.   --Dickens.
 To bite the dust, To bite the ground, to fall in the agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust.
 To bite in Etching, to corrode or eat into metallic plates by means of an acid.
 To bite the thumb at (any one), formerly a mark of contempt, designed to provoke a quarrel; to defy.  “Do you bite your thumb at us?” --Shak.
 To bite the tongue, to keep silence. --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bite v. i.
 1. To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
 2. To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
 3. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
    At the last it [wine] biteth like serpent, and stingeth like an adder.   --Prov. xxiii. 32.
 4. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
 5. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bite, n.
 1. 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.
    I have known a very good fisher angle diligently four or six hours for a river carp, and not have a bite.   --Walton.
 2. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
 3. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
 4. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
 5. 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.
 6. A cheat; a trick; a fraud. [Colloq.]
    The baser methods of getting money by fraud and bite, by deceiving and overreaching.   --Humorist.
 7. A sharper; one who cheats. [Slang]
 8. Print. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
      2: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left
         was a bit of bread" [syn: morsel, bit]
      3: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger
         into skin [syn: sting, insect bite]
      4: a light informal meal [syn: collation, snack]
      5: (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after
         fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
      6: wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with
         typical pungency"; "the bite of satire" [syn: pungency]
      7: a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard";
         "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange
         spices" [syn: pungency, sharpness]
      8: the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
         [syn: chomp]
      9: a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly
         bite from my paycheck"
      v 1: to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or
           jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her" [syn: seize
           with teeth]
      2: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun
         burned his face" [syn: sting, burn]
      3: penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the
      4: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday" [syn: sting,
      [also: bitten, bit]