- 1[countable] an act of biting The dog gave me a playful bite. He has to wear a brace to correct his bite (= the way the upper and lower teeth fit together). food
- 2[countable] a small piece of food that you can bite from a larger piece She took a couple of bites of the sandwich. He didn't eat a bite of his dinner (= he ate nothing).
- 3a bite (to eat) [singular] (informal) a small amount of food; a small meal a bite to eat before the movie. Let's go grab a bite. of insect/animal
- 4[countable] a wound made by an animal or insect Dog bites can get infected. a mosquito/snake bite strong taste
- 5[uncountable] a pleasant strong taste Cheese will add extra bite to any pasta dish. cold
- 6 [singular] a sharp, cold feeling There's a bite in the air tonight. powerful effect
- 7[uncountable] a quality that makes something effective or powerful The performance had no bite to it. The sun had lost some of its bite by then. of fish
- 8[countable] the act of a fish biting food on a hook The fishermen waited all afternoon for a bite. see also frostbite, sound bite Idioms
using teethnounjump to other results
used to say that someone is not really as angry or as aggressive as they sound
somebody's bark is worse than their bite (informal)jump to other results
to reduce something by a large amount Insurance costs can take a bite out of your retirement funds.
take a bite out of something (informal)jump to other results