Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bite

9 senses of bite

Sense 1
bite -- (a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person)
       => wound, lesion -- (an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin))

Sense 2
morsel, bit, bite -- (a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread")
       => taste, mouthful -- (a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it")

Sense 3
sting, bite, insect bite -- (a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin)
       => injury, hurt, harm, trauma -- (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)

Sense 4
bite, collation, snack -- (a light informal meal)
       => meal, repast -- (the food served and eaten at one time)

Sense 5
bite -- ((angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite")
       => success -- (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")

Sense 6
pungency, bite -- (wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire")
       => wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness -- (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Sense 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")
       => spiciness, spice, spicery -- (the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored)

Sense 8
bite, chomp -- (the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws)
       => eating, feeding -- (the act of consuming food)

Sense 9
bite -- (a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck")
       => subtraction, deduction -- (the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bite

4 senses of bite

Sense 1
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")
       => grip -- (hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel")
          Phrasal Verb-> bite off#1

Sense 2
bite, sting, burn -- (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 3
bite -- (penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 4
sting, bite, prick -- (deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

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