Biting

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bite \Bite\ (b[imac]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. {Bit} (b[i^]t); p. p. {Bitten} (b[i^]t"t'n), {Bit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biting}.] [OE. biten, AS. b[imac]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[imac]tan, OHG. b[imac]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[imac]ta, Sw. bita, Dan. bide, L. findere to cleave, Skr. bhid to cleave. [root]87. Cf. {Fissure}.]

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." --Shak.

4. To cheat; to trick; to take in. [Colloq.] --Pope.

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Biting \Bit"ing\, adjective That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. "A biting affliction." "A biting jest." --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

biting

adjective

1: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire" [syn: {barbed}, {biting}, {nipping}, {pungent}, {mordacious}]

2: causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind" [syn: {biting}, {bitter}]

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