using teeth1 [countable] an act of bitingThe 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).
food2 [countable] a small piece of food that you can bite from a larger pieceShe took a couple of bites of the sandwich.He didn't eat a bite of his dinner (= he ate nothing).3 a bite (to eat) [singular] (informal) a small amount of food; a small meala bite to eat before the movie.Let's go grab a bite.
of insect/animal4 [countable] a wound made by an animal or insectDog bites can get infected.a mosquito/snake bite
strong taste5 [uncountable] a pleasant strong tasteCheese will add extra bite to any pasta dish.
cold6 [singular] a sharp, cold feelingThere's a bite in the air tonight.
powerful effect7 [uncountable] a quality that makes something effective or powerfulThe performance had no bite to it.The sun had lost some of its bite by then.
see also frostbite, sound biteIDIOMS