KJV Dictionary Definition: bite


BITE, v.t. pret. bit; pp. bit, bitten.

1. To break or crush with the teeth, as in eating; to pierce with the teeth, as a serpent; to seize with the teeth, as a dog.

2. To pinch or pain, as with cold; as a biting north wind; the frost bites.

3. To reproach with sarcasm; to treat with severity by words or writing; as, one poet praises, another bites.

4. To pierce,cut, or wound; as a biting falchion.

5. To make to smart, as acids bite the mouth.

6. To cheat; to trick.

The rogue was bit.

Not elegant, but common.

7. To enter the ground and hold fast, as the bill and palm of an anchor.

8. To injure by angry contention.

If ye bite and devour one another. Gal.5.

BITE, n. The seizure of any thing by the teeth of an animal, as the bite of a dog; or with the mouth, as of a fish.

1. The wound made by the teeth.

2. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting; a mouthful.

3. A cheat; a trick; a fraud. A low word.

4. A sharper; one who cheats.


BI'TING, ppr. Seizing, wounding, or crushing with the teeth; pinching,paining, causing to smart with cold; reproaching with severity, or treating sarcastically; chesting.

BI'TING, a. Sharp; severe; sarcastic.


BI'TINGLY, adv. In a sarcastic or jeering manner.