Dictionary.com

bite

[ bahyt ]
/ baɪt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: bite / biting / bitten / bit on Thesaurus.com

Definition of bite

verb (used with object), bit, bit·ten or bit, bit·ing.
verb (used without object), bit, bit·ten or bit, bit·ing.
noun
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Idioms about bite

Origin of bite

First recorded before 1000; Middle English biten, Old English bītan; cognate with Old High German bīzan (German beissen ), Gothic beitan, Old Norse bīta; akin to Latin findere “to split”

OTHER WORDS FROM bite

bit·a·ble, bite·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bite

bight, bite , byte
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use bite in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bite

bite
/ (baɪt) /

verb bites, biting, bit or bitten
noun

Derived forms of bite

biter, noun

Word Origin for bite

Old English bītan; related to Latin findere to split, Sanskrit bhedati he splits
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with bite

bite

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK