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Definition of Biting

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sharp, stinging; sarcastic
nipping, nibbling; gnawing; morsel, small bit of food
grip with the teeth; take bait, eat a lure
Biting Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Bite
That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\bit"ing\ (&?;), a. that bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. "a biting affliction." "a biting jest."

  similar words(3) 

 biting in 
 biting louse 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Brathiad = n. a stabbing, biting
Brathol = a. stabbing, biting
Cnoad = n. a biting; a chewing
Cnoawl = a. biting; a chewing
Cydiad = n. a joining; a coupling; a biting; a laying hold
WordNet 2.0

1. capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"
(synonym) barbed, nipping, pungent, mordacious
(similar) sarcastic
2. causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
(synonym) bitter
(similar) painful

1. a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
(hypernym) wound, lesion
(hyponym) dog bite
(derivation) seize with teeth
2. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
(synonym) morsel, bit
(hypernym) taste, mouthful
(hyponym) chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad
3. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
(synonym) sting, insect bite
(hypernym) injury, hurt, harm, trauma
(hyponym) bee sting
(derivation) sting, prick
4. a light informal meal
(synonym) collation, snack
(hypernym) meal, repast
(hyponym) refreshment
5. (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
(hypernym) success
(classification) fishing, sportfishing
6. wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"
(synonym) pungency
(hypernym) wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
7. a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"
(synonym) pungency, sharpness
(hypernym) spiciness, spice, spicery
8. the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
(synonym) chomp
(hypernym) eating, feeding
(hyponym) munch
(derivation) seize with teeth
9. a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
(hypernym) subtraction, deduction
(classification) cant, jargon, slang, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular

1. to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
(synonym) seize with teeth
(hypernym) grip
(hyponym) gnaw
(see-also) snap at, bite off
2. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
(synonym) sting, burn
(hypernym) ache, smart, hurt
(hyponym) nettle, urticate
(verb-group) burn
3. penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
(hypernym) pierce
4. deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
(synonym) sting, prick
(hypernym) pierce
(derivation) sting, insect bite
Biting Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Biting is a common behaviour of closing the jaw intending to harm something found in many animals (including humans), often as part of attacking others, eating or sexual arousal. Some discussion of human biting appears in The Kinsey Report on Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.

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