Bite

Bite

, n. [OE. bite, bit, bitt, AS. bite bite, fr. btan to bite, akin to Icel. bit, OS. biti, G. biss. See Bite, v., and cf. Bit.] 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.
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I have known a very good fisher angle diligently four or six hours for a river carp, and not have a bite.
Walton.
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2. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
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3. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
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4. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
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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.
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6. A cheat; a trick; a fraud. [Colloq.]
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The baser methods of getting money by fraud and bite, by deceiving and overreaching.
Humorist.
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7. A sharper; one who cheats. [Slang] Johnson.
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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.
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