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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A portion removed from the whole; The act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws; A strong odor or taste property; Wit having a sharp and caustic quality.

Usage examples (38)
  • Some words are like rays of sunshine, others like barbed arrows or the bite of a serpent. And if hard words cut so deep, how much pleasure can kind ones give?
  • After fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite
  • The bite of satire
  • Gunny invariably tried to bite her for more
Tutoring comment
  • You can "bite" (cut into with teeth) into a "bite" (morsel or snack) to eat near the "bight" (bend or curve), but only a computer has a "byte" (unit of computer memory).
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