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Bi'bede vbTo bid, command, order.
Bibode nBi'bod, commandment
Bi'burgh vbTo protect oneself from, to ward off.
Bi'charre vbTo turn from duty or right, pervert, subvert. 2. entice, wile. 3. to turn, turn around.
Bid nAn offer at an auction, or to carry out a piece of work. 2.
Bid vbTo issue a command; summons, to tell. 2. To invite; (to a wedding, feast etc) as 'she was bidden to the wedding.' 3. to utter a greeting or salutation, as 'We bade him farewell.' 4. to make an offer to pay or accept a certain price. 5. to offer as a price. 6. to make an attempt. 7. in a card games) 8. to announce (one's goal), before starting play. 9. to challenge, defy. 10. to proclaim, declare, threaten war. 11. to make known, indicate, decree. 12. to ask pressingly, press, 13. to proclaim a (a bede, prayer), pray, offer prayer. 14. bid welcome, farewell, wish well. 15. to command, enjoin, order, tell with authority.
Bid phr"Bid Fair" - seem likely to happen, to do something good or bad. 3. looking promising.
Bid phr"Bid Goodbye/Farewell" - say goodbye.
Bid phr"Bid In" - at an auction, to attempt raise the price (of an object)by competing with false or ghost bids.
Bid phr"Bid Welcome" - say hello.
Bid phr"Make a Bid for Freedom" - try to escape.
Bid phr"Make a Straw Bid" - a worthless bid
Bid-ale nAn ale or entertainment for the benefit of some person to which a general bidding or invitation was given.
Bidden adjInvited, commanded, ordered.
Bidder nOne who bids at an auction.
Bidding nThat which one is bidden to do; a command. 2. the act of placing a bid. 3. a solicitation or invitation. 4. bids collectively.
Bide nEndurance, forbearance, toleration. 2. expectation, stay, a wait.
Bide nByde-dwelling place, habitat, place of habitation. 2. a delay, stay.
Bide vbTo remain or reside in a place, residence, dwelling or with a person as opposed to going away. 2. to remain when others go; to wait or wait for, soujourn. 3. to wait in resistance, to face, encounter, withstand. 4. to wait submissively, to submit to. 5. to tolerate, endure, put up with. 6. of things, to remain behind or be left behind.
Bide phr"Be Bidden by" - to be maintained. 2. undoubtedly or we may be sure.
Bide phr"Bide By" - to stand firm by, adhere to, stick to, maintain.
Bide phr"Bide One's Time" - to wait for one's opportunity.
Bide phr"Bide Out" - to endure to the end.
Bide phr"Bide Upon" - to dwell or insist upon (a point.)
Bide phr"Let a Thing Bide" - to leave (a thing) where it is. 2. to leave alone for the present. 3. to let it stand over.
Bi'deme vbTo condemn
Bider nOne one always remains.
Biding nPlace, abode. 2. an a waiting, expectation, tarrying, remaining. 3. a stay, residence, dwelling, habitation.
Biding adjLasting, continuing, enduring.
Bidstand nHighwayman, bidstander, bailupman
Bi'dwellan vbTo mislead into error
Bield nBoldness, courage, 2. confidence, assurance, feeling, shelter, security, comfort. 3. a lodging, dwelling, den. 4. resort, relief. 5. a mean of help or succor. 6. resource against hunger, sustenance.
Bield vbTo make bold, encourage, confirm. 2. to grow bold or strong, to be bold, have confidence. 3. to find, refuge, protection or shelter. 4. to lodge, dwell, inhabit. 5. to cover, cover over. 6. to sustain, feed, nourish.
Bield adjSheltered, comfortable, cosy.
Bield phr"To Have Bield and Bliss." - to be bold and confidence
Bield and Bote n"To have Bield and Bote" - succor, defence, relief.
Bielding nAffording shelter.
Bieldness nState of refuge, protection, shelter.
Bieldy adjSheltered from the weather; affording shelter.
Bier nA framework for carrying a barrow, litter, stretcher. 2. a movable stand for a coffin before burial and that on which it is carried to the grave.3. a tomb, bier.
Bier phr"To Bring to, on or Upon a Bier" - to bring to the grave or death. 2. to meet one's death or die.
Bier-cloth nA pall.
Bier-right nAn ordeal in which the person accused of murder, was requested to approach the corpse, to claer himself on oath.
Bi'fele vbTo commit, entrust, assign, grant.
Bigg vbTo dwell, inhabit, place or locate oneself in, have an abode. 2. to cultivate.
Bigger vbTo build, erect, construct, form, fashion, pile up.
Bi'gale vbto charm by incantation, enchant
Bi'gang vbTo worship
Biggermost adjVain, conceited, boastful, impudent
Bigeten vbTo pour over or about; suffuse, be'yete.
Bight nOE. (byht: bend) a bending or bend; esp. angle, hollow or fork in the human or animal body. 2. a corner. 3. a loop of a rope (the part between the ends.) 3. a bend or curve in a a geographical feature, e.g. an indentation in a coast line, a corner or recess in a bay; a bay, sometimes a shallow one('The Great Australian Bight") 4. a bend in a river. 5. the space between two headlands.
Bi'hede vbTo notice, percieve. 2. pay attention to, take care care of. 3. guard against, procure, prepare. 4. offer, give.
Bi'heve nAdvantage, behoof.
Bi'heve adjProfitable, useful, needful.
Bi'hofth nNeed, behoof, use, service.
Bi'howe vb.To be anxious, be careful for. 2. to view, see.
Bike n.Nest or hive of hornets, bees, wasps, shep., 2. swarm, throng, crowd(contemptuously). 3. well-filled store 4. building, habitation
Bi'kenned adj.Begotten
Bi'laub vbTo mock, deride, laugh at.
Bi'lenge adjBelonging to, related to.
Bill nIn OE. (bil, a sword, weapon.) in poetry a kind of broad sword, a falcion. 2. a halberd. 3. a mattock, pick-axe or similar digging instrument.
Bill nA horny beak or bill of certain birds, esp. when slender and flattened. 2. the beak, bill, muzzle, or snout of birds and other animals. 3. the human mouth or nose. 4. a beak-like projection, bill, spike. 5. sometimes applied to a narrow promontory; a mull. 6. a point of an anchor.
Billwise adjBill-wise: wise or clever of the mouth, as opposed to 'mad-wise.'
Bilynge nProw (bill, beak) of a ship
Bi'melden vbTo betray, inform against
Bin nOE. - binne: crib, hutch, bin. 2. a receptacle (originally of wicker or basket work.) 2. a receptacle (bin) in a stable for the provender of beasts; a manger or crib. 3. a stall; hutch. 4. receptacle for corn, meal, bread, fruit or other articles of food. 5. a receptacle for coal or various other things (such as wool) needing storage. 6. a partitioned stand for storing bottles in a wine cellar.
Bin advWith, inside.
Bind nAn item (usually a rope, tape, bind, or stay) used to hold two or more strings together. 2. that which binds or ties; a bind. 2. troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary. 3. any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine. 4. (music) a ligature or tie for grouping notes. 5. (chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.
Bind vbTo make fast with a tie; to tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc. 2. to fasten , tie, tie to, 3. to be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction. 4. to exert a binding or restraining influence. 5. to tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc. 6. to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner. 7. to confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind. 8. to couple. 9. (fig.) to oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie. 10. to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.

11. (in law) to put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant. 12. (in law) to place under legal obligation to serve. 13. to protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment. 14. (archaic) To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something. 15. (archaic) To cover, as with a bandage. 16. (archaic) to prevent or restrain from customary or natural action. 17. to put together in a cover, as of books.

Bind phr"Bind Hand and Foot" - tie somebody's hands and feet together. 2. (fig) take away or restrict somebody's freedom of action.
Bind phr"Bind Over" - to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc. 2. to order to do. 2. to abstain from a particular act
Bind phr"Bind To" - to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
Bind phr"Bind Up in - to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in.
Bind phr"In a Bind" - in difficulty or trouble.
Binder nSomeone who binds,a binder particularly someone who binds books; a bookbinder. 2. a cover or holder, binder for unbound papers, pages etc. 3. something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book. 4. (programming) a software mechanism that performs binding. 5. dossier, binder. 6. (agriculture) a machine used in harvesting that ties cut stalks of grain into a bundle. 7. (chemistry) a chemical that causes two other substances to form into one. 8. (law) a down payment on a piece of real property that secures the payor the right to purchase the property from the payee upon an agreement of terms. 9. material or clothing used in binding or flattening the breasts.
Binder-twine nTwine used for binding.
Binding nAn item (usually a rope, tape, binding or stay)used to hold two or more strings together. 2. a spine of a book where the pages are held together, the binding. 3. a finishing on a seam or hem or a garment. 4. the association of a named item with an element of a program. 5. the action or result of making two or more molecule stick together.
Bindingly advOf binding or obligatory quality.
Bindingness nThe state or quality of being held together.
Bindle nA binding or tying. 2. a cord or rope that binds or ties anything; a bindle.
Binwards advOf time: in the course of doing.
Binwards prpWithin, inside of, in, into.
Bindweed nA plant with twining stems; convolvulus.
Bindwood nNorth of England name for Ivy; sometimes also for 'the honeysuckle.'
Bi'peche vbTo cheat, decieve, delude
Bi'peching nDeception, fraud
Birch nWood of the birch tree birch (plural birches) 2. any of various trees of the genus Betula, native to countries in the Northern Hemisphere. 3. a hard wood taken from the birch tree, typically used to make furniture. 4. a stick, rod or bundle of twigs made from birch wood, used for punishment. 5. birch-bark canoe.
Birch vbTo punish with a stick, bundle of twigs, or rod made of birch, wood. 2. to punish as though one were using a stick, bundle of twigs, or rod made of birch.
Birchen adjPertaining to or composed of birch.
Bircher nOne who administers the birch-rod; a flogger, flagellator
Birching nWhipping with the birch.
Birch-like adjResembling or characteristic of birch.
Birch-rod nA bundle of birch used for flogging.
Bird nA member of the class of animals "Aves" in the phylum Chordata, characterized by being warm-blooded, having feathers and wings usually capable of flight, and laying eggs. 2. (obs) a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling.(slang) a man, fellow. 3. (in UK, US, slang, used by men) a girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive. 4. (slang) an airplane. 5. (man): chap, bloke, guy. 6. (woman): broad, chick, dame, girl, lass. 7. to pursue bird-catching or fowling. a prison sentence.
Bird vbTo observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment. 2. to catch or shoot birds. 3. (fig.) to seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
Bird phr"A Bird in the Bosom" - a secret pledge that one makes for another.
Bird phr"A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush." - it better to have a certain, but small advantage than a mere potential of a greater one. (earlier version thought to be: 'A sparrow in the hand is better than a thousand flying.'
Bird phr"A Bird of One's Brain" - (idiom) one own ideas or conceptions.
Bird phr"A Bird Told Me" - I will not say who told me.
Bird phr"An Old Bird" - an experienced and knowing person.
Bird phr"Birds and the Bees" - (idiomatic, euphemistic) - said of, esp. describing the sexual activity of animals rather than that of people. 2. fundamental knowledge about human) sexual relations.
Birds phr"Birds of a Feather Flock Together" - people of a similar background, characteristic or taste tend to congregate or associate with one another; like attracts, like likes, like likes likes.
Bird phr"For the Birds" - trivial, of little worth.
Bird phr"Give the Bird To" - to raise the middle and/or index finger in a rude gesture. 2. give somebody the bird.
Bird phr"Have a Bird Brain" - to be stupid.
Bird phr"In Bird Walking Weather" - in weather so bad that even the birds are walking.
Bird phr"Like a Bird" - problem-free.
Bird phr"The Bird Has Flown" - somebody who is being sought, or pursued, has gone away, has escaped.
Bird phr"The Early Bird Gets the Worm" - a person who acts ahead of others get an advantage over others.
Bird-bath nA basin in a garden etc with water for birds to bathe in.
Bird-blithe n"Blithe as a bird on a cherry bough' : happy and cheerful.
Bird-bolt nAn arrow used to shoot birds.
Bird-brain nSomeone who is not very smart or clever.
Bird-brained adjStupid, silly, dull and slow.
Bird-call nA bird's natural call. 2. an instrument imitating this
Bird-dog nA dog used in shooting to retrieve the dead birds, usually an english pointer. 2. a radar detecting police speed humps. 3. a tout.
Bird-dog vbTo watch closely, to seek out.
Bird-dom nBirds collectively, 'the feathered creation.'
Birde nBirth, off-spring, family, nation.
Bird-eyed adjQuick-sighted like a bird. 2. catching a glance as one goes.
Birder nBreeder of bird. 2. a wild cat who lives on birds.
Birdfeed nFood intended for birds, often a mixture of various seeds.
Birdfeeder nA device placed outdoors to supply food for birds.
Birdhood nThe state or quality of a bird; bird-dom.
Birdhouse nAn aviary; a small house in a tree in which birds may nest.
Birding nFowling; catching of birds. 2. activity of a bird-watching, bird watching. 3. taking aim at a bird. 2.
Birdishness nThe quality of being birdish.
Birdishly advIn a birdish manner.
Birdless adjVoid of birds; deserted by or unfrequented by birds.
Birdlessness nThe absence of birds.
Birdlike adjSimilar to a bird. 2. similar to that of a bird; as, a birdlike-song. 2. avian.
Birdlikeness nQuality of being birdlike.
Birdlime nA sticky substance smeared on branches to catch birds. 2. rhyming slang: time, that is time in prison or jail.
Birdling nA little or young bird. 2. of a gun dog, ecited due to having encountered a bird or its scent.
Bird-lore nThe facts and beliefs concerning birds and their life and habits. 2. ornithology.
Bird-lover nA bird watcher; birdfancier.
Birdly adjPertaining to, or characteristic of birds; avian.
Birdman nOne who is concerned with birds; ornithologist. 2. (slang) - airman, aviator.
Birdnest nA structure or shelter made by a bird and used to hold its eggs during incubation and to house its young until fledging.
Bird-nesting nThe act of building and occupying a nest. 2. as a term of psychology meaning: the tendency to arrange one's immediate surroundings, such as a work station. 3. to create a place in which someone feels secure, comfortable, and in control. 4. the act or occupying of searching for bird nests.
Bird-net nA net used for catching birds.
Bird of Wonder nThe phoenix.
Bird seed nA blend of seed for feeding birds, esp. one s which are caged.
Bird's-eye adjHaving spots resembling the eyes of a bird. 2. as viewed from an altitude; panoramic.
Birdsong nThe Musical cry of a bird or birds.
Bird-strike nHigh-speed contact or collision between an aircraft and a bird.
Birdwatcher nOne who observes or identifies wild birds in their natural environment.
Birdwatching nObserving or identifying wild birds in their natural environment.
Bird-witted adjLacking the faculty of attention.
Bird-wittedness nThe state or quality of lacking the faculty of attention.
Birdy nA bird, birdling; pertaining to birds; avian. 2. a golf, completing a hole one stroke below the par. 3. a shuttlecock.
Bi-rede vbTo make ready.
Bi'reme vbTo cry or call out
Bi'reusing vbOE. behreowsian - to be sorry for.) 2. to be sorry, repent for sin. 2. to be sorry for; to have pity on (a person.)
Bi'rewe vbTo repent, rue.
Bi' rewness nCommiseration, compassion, ruth, pity.
Bi'ripe vbTo pluck the fruit of.
Bi'rise vbTo become, to befit.
Birle vbTo draw or pour out (to drink to or for) 2. to supply or ply with drink. 3. to carouse.
Birler nOne who pours drinks; a barman.
Birling nThe action of drawing or pouring out liquor.
Birse nBristle. 2. short hair of the head or body.
Birse phrTemper, rage, anger - in allusion to animals that bristle up when irritated.
Birth nFrom a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse *byrðr (replacing cognate Old English gebyrd "birth, descent, race; offspring; nature; fate"), - the process of childbearing; the beginning of life. 2. an instance of childbirth. 3. a beginning or start; a point of origin. 4. the circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.
Birth vbTo bear or give birth to a child. 2. (fig.) - to produce, to give rise to, bear.
Birth adjThat which is born. 2. a familial relationship established by childbirth.
Birth phr"Give Birth To" - to create or invent something.
Birth phr"New Birth" - regeneration.
Birth-bearing nParturition.
Birth-child nChild by birth; native.
Birthday nThe anniversary of the day on which someone is born. 2. the anniversary of the day on which something is created. 3. the date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birth date or date of birth.
Birthdom nInheritance, birth-hood, birthright.
Birthful adjProlific, productive
Birth-hood nBirthdom.
Birthing nAction or process of giving birth. 2. the moment of birth. 3. the fact of being born.
Birthland nThe land, country or nation that one is born in. 2. birthplace
Birthless adjAbortive. 2. without the advantages of 'birth.'
Birth mark nAn unusual brown or red mark on one's body at or from birth.
Birth mother nA woman who has given birth to a child, as opposed to an adoptive mother.
Birthnight nThe night one is born.
Birthright nInheritance, right of primogeniture, birthright, first-birth.
Birthroot nGemstone associated with one's birth and birthday.
Birth-stead nPlace or country of birth.
Birthstone nA gemstone popularly associated with the month of one's birth.
Birth-string nUmbilical cord.
Birth-throes nThe experience of a child during birth.
Birth-time nOne's date or moment of birth.
Birth-tree nIn folklore, a tree planted at the birth of a child in the belief that its welfare has some mysterious connection with the welfare of the child all his life.
Birthweight nThe weight of a baby at birth.
Birthwort nIndian Balm - "Trillium erectium"
Birthy adjProlific, as 'last year's harvest was birthy.'
Bi'say vbTo cause to fall or tumble.
Bishop n(Christianity) an overseer of congregations: either any such overseer, generally speaking, or (in Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, etc.) 2. an official, a bishop, in the church hierarchy (actively or nominally) governing a diocese, supervising the church's priests, deacons, and property in its territory.  3. (religion, obsolete) a similar official or chief priest in another religion. 4. (obsolete) any watchman, inspector, or over-looker. 5. (obsolete) the holder of the Greek or Roman position of episcopus, supervisor over the public dole of grain, etc. 6. the chief of the Festival of Fools or St. Nicholas Day. 8. (chess) the bishop, the chess piece denoted ♗ or ♝ which moves along diagonal lines and developed from the shatranj alfil ("elephant") and was originally known as the aufil or archer in English. 9. any of various African birds of the genus Euplectes; a kind of weaver bird closely related to the widow birds. 10. (dialectal) a ladybug or ladybird, beetles of the genus Coccinellidae. 11. (alcoholic beverages‎) a sweet drink made from wine, usually with oranges, lemons, and sugar; mulled and spiced port. 12. (US, archaic) a bustle. 13. (UK, dialectal, archaic) a children's smock or pinafore.
Bishop vb(Christianity) to act as a bishop, to perform the duties of a bishop, especially to confirm another's membership in the church; (by extension, jocularly, obsolete) to confirm (in its other senses). 2. to administer the rite of confirmation (to a person). 3. to appoint to the office of a bishop. 4. to supply or provided with a bishop. 5. to act as a bishop.(Christianity) to make a bishop. 6. (Christianity, rare) to provide with bishops. 7. (UK, dialectal) to permit food (esp. milk) to burn while cooking (from bishops' role in the inquisition or as mentioned in the quote below, of horses); (by extension, of horses) to make a horse seem younger, particularly by manipulation of its teeth. 8. to murder by drowning.
Bishopdom nThe episcopal order; bishop collectively. 2. bishop-hood.
Bishop-hood nThe office, condition, dignity or rank of a bishop.
Bishoping nThe act or rite of confirmation. 2. performing the duties of a bishop.
Bishopless adjWithout or lacking a bishop.
Bishop-like adjPertaining to a bishop, espiscopalian.
Bishop-like advAfter the manner of a bishop.
Bishoply adjEpiscopal.
Bishopric nA diocese or region of the church which a bishop governs.
Bishop-stool nThe throne, seat or see of a bishop.
Bishopweed nAmmi majus, a plant with whitelaced-lick flowers.
Bishopwick nThe area over which a bishop has jurisdiction.
Bismer nShame, disgrace, reproach, insult, mockery, scorn, derision. 2. reproach, taunt, insult. 3. a point worthy of scorn. 4. a lewd person, a panderer or bawd.
Bismer vbTo meet with scorn, mock, deride, insult.
Bisson nBlind, sightless, destitute of sight. 2. purblind, blinding.
Bisson vbTo make blind.
Bissondom nBlindness, near-sightedness.
Bissonhood,nState of blindness.
Bissonness nPurblind, blind, near-sightedness
Bi'sulien vbTo pollute, soil, make filthy.
Bit nA small sum or amount of something 2. a little, somewhat rather. 3. a very measure or degree.
Bit nPortion of food bitten. 2. a mouthful; a morsel; a dainty bit.
Bit phr"A Bit Much" - unwelcome, excessive, unreasonable etc (in the opinion of the speaker); a bit thick.
Bit phr"A Bit of All Right" - (slang) attractive of a man or woman.
Bit phr"A Bit of Rough" - (usu male) sexual partner whose toughness or lack of sophistication is a source of attraction.
Bit phr"A Bit Thick" - unfair, unreasonable; more than one can , or wishes to tolerate etc; a bit much.
Bit phr"A Blithe Bit" - a pleasing spot
Bit phr"At Bits and Starts" - irregularly or intermittent. 2. in fits and starts.
Bit phr"Be One's Bit" - to be inimical or destructive to one.
Bit phr"Bit on the Side" - extramarital affair partner.
Bit phr"Bit between the Teeth" - eager bout out of control.
Bit phr"Bit by Bit" - each piece (of a whole) at a time; one bit, or piece , after another. 2. a little at a time; slowly; or gradually; little by little.
Bit phr"Do by Bits" - to do a little at a time, bit by bit, gradually or piecemeal.
Bit phr "Do One's Bit" - to play one's part. 2. to fulfill one's responsibility or obligation. 2. to make one's contribution to a cause or like.
Bit phr"Every Bit As" - equally as, just as.
Bit phr"Every Bit of It - in its entirety, a quite a bit.
Bit phr"Fall to Bits" - reduced to small pieces or fragments.
Bit phr"Go to Bits" - to fail under pressure or emotion stress.
Bit phr "I Don't Believe a Bit of It" - I don't believe the least or any of it.
Bit phr"Not a Bit (of it)" - not at all.
Bit phr"Off the Bit" - a horse ridden on a loose rein.
Bit phr"Take a Bit of Doing" - something that requires time and persistence.
Bit phr"Take the Bit Between his Teeth" - (so it can't hurt the mouth); hence, unmanageable, beyond restraint.
Bit phr"Thrilled to the Bit" - very pleased.
Bit phr"Up to the Bit" - up to full speed allowed by the degree of restraint.
Bitch nFemale dog, but sometimes a female fox, wolf and some other beasts. 2. a woman. 3. of a man, but applied less opprobriously.
Bitch vbTo be in the company of lewd women. 2. to call one a bitch. 3. to behave as a bitch, or bitchily towards (a person). 4. to be spiteful, malicious or unfair, as a bitch. 4. to deceive. 5. to hang back. 6. to spoil, bungle, botch, grumble, complain, bitch.
Bitch phr"Bitch Up" - slang: undo somebody's good work (usually through spiteful gossip).
Bitching nComplaining, griping, contrariness.
Bitching adjComplaining, griping, contrary.
Bitchily advin the manner of a bitch. 2. sensually; also maliciously.
Bitchy adjBitching to or resembling a bitch. 2. sensual, sexually provocative. 3. sensuality, maliciousness.
Bite nThe act of biting. 2. a wound left behind after being bitten. 3. the swelling of one's skin caused by an insects mouthpiece or sting. 4. a piece of food of a size that would be produced by biting; a mouthful. 5. (slang) an act of plagiarism. 6. a small meal or snack. 7. (slang) aggression. 8. cheat, trick, fraud. 9. fraudster, scammer, or cheat.
Bite vbTo cut into with the teeth; to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth, bite. 2. to hold something by clamping one's teeth. 3. to attack using the teeth, to bite 4. to behave aggressively; to reject advances. 5. to take hold; to establish firm contact with. 6. to have significant effect, often negative. 7. to bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught. 8. ( metaphor) to accept something offered, often secretly or deceptively, to cause some action by the one who accepts. 9. of an insect, to sting, bite. 10. to cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent, biting. 11. to cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt, 'bite' or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense. 12. to cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing. 13. to take or keep a firm hold. 14. to take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to. 15. (sl) to lack quality; to be worthy of derision; to suck. 16. to plagiarize, to imitate.
Bite phr"A Bite to Eat" - some food, often only in small quantity and eaten hurriedly.
Bite phr"Be Bitten (By Something)" - become very enthusiastic over something.
Bite phr"Bite of More than One Can Chew" - to try to do so much. 2. to undertake or take on more than one is capable of doing.
Bite phr"Bite One's Ear" - as a sign of fondness of fondness; caress.
Bite phr"Bite One's Fingernails" - to be anxious.
Bite phr"Bite One's Tongue/Lip" - to repress or hold back what one really wants to say. 2. bite one's lip.
Bite phr"Bite Somebody's Head Off" - show ill-temper towards somebody.
Bite phr"Bite Somebody's Nose Off" - to speak to a person aggressively.
Bite phr"Bite the Bridle" - to champ at the bit, like an impatient horse.
Bite phr"Bite the Dust" - to fall in death, die. 2. fall to the ground.
Bite phr"Bite the Hand that Feeds You" - to return kindness with hostility and or ingratitude.
Bite phr"Bite the/One's Lip" - to press the lips between the teeth in order to restrain the expression of anger or mirth.
Bite phr"Bite the Teeth" - to grind or gnash the teeth.
Bite phr"Have the Hair of the Dog that Bites You" - to drink more in an attempt to overcome the effects of liquor already consumed.
Bitephr"His Bark is Worst Than His Bite" - the harsh words belie the reality of mild action.
Bite phr"I Wish I Could Have Bitten My Tongue Of" - I wish I had not made such a hurtful remark.
Bite phr"Once Bitten Twice Shy" - be extra cautious after having an unpleasant experience.
Bite phr"Put the Bite On" - to borrow money from someone. 2. to threaten blackmail.
Bite phr"What's Biting You?" - what is upsetting you?
Bite-free adjFree from and not liable to bites.
Bitel adjBiting, cutting, mordant.
Biteless adjThat does not bite, biteless. 2. without or not having a bite.
Biter nOne who bites. 2. (fig.) - a deceiver, swindler, scammer.
Biter phr"The Biter Bit" - somebody who seeks to cheat, or take advantage of, another finds, that his intended victim has got the better of him.
Bi'theck vbTo thatch, cover, bedeck.
Biting nThe wound made by a bite. 2. the part bitten. 3. the act or action of biting.
Biting adjThat bites. 2. that causes pain or smart. 3.
Biting phr"What Biting You" - to worry, perturb, excite.
Bitingly advIn a biting manner, sorely, smarting, caustically, acridly, keenly, penetratingly.
Bitingness nHaving a biting, mordancy, mordant quality.
Bi'threat adjMenaced, threatened.
Bi'thring vbTo throng about, to crowd, press hard against.
Bi'thunch vb(bi'thynch)- to seem right or good.
Bitling nA small bit, a particle.
Bi'trum vbTo surround, beset, besiege, to fortify all around. 2. to trim, fit, firm
Bi'trum nTrim, strength, fitness, firmness
Bitten vbCut into, pierced, wounded with the teeth; fig. infected. 2.
Bitter adjHaving or being a taste that is sharp, acrid, and unpleasant, bitter. 2. causing a sharply unpleasant, painful, or stinging sensation; harsh: enveloped in bitter cold; a bitter wind. 3. difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear: the bitter truth; bitter sorrow. 4. proceeding from or exhibiting strong animosity: a bitter struggle; bitter foes. 5. resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment: cried bitter tears. 6. marked by resentment, bitterness or cynicism.
Bitter phr"Bitter as Gall" - very bitter.
Bitter phr"Bitter to the End" - with relentless hostility; also applied to affliction, as 'she bore it to the bitter end', meaning to the last stroke of adverse fortune.
Bitter adIn an intense or harsh way; bitterly: a bitter cold night.
Bitter-earth nMagnesium.
Bitter-ender nOne who holds out to the bitter end.
Bitterful adjFull of bitterness.
Bitterhood nBitterness.
Bitterish adjSomewhat, or a little bit bitter.
Bitterly advIn a manner bitter or resentful. 2. with bitterness
Bitterness nThe state or quality of being bitter.
Bitter-sweet adjSweet with an admixture or aftertaste of bitterness; also fig. 2. a thing which is bittersweet (lit. and fig.) 3. expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure. 4. of a bittersweet color (orange).
Bitter-sweetness nThe state or condition of being bittersweet.
Bitterwort nBitterweed; a species of gentian, esp. Gentian amarella.
Bi'tun vbTo shut in.
Bittiness nThe state of being bitty, made of small parts, scrap.
Bitty adjMade up of little bits (used disparagingly); scrappy. 2. consisting of two unrelated parts or scraps.
Bitwise advBit by bit, little by little. 2. in a bit of time. 3. piecemeal.
Bive vbTo hake, tremble.
Be'were vbTo defend, shield, protect.
Bi'wihele vbTo soothsay, bewitch, overcome by witchcraft
Bi'wit vbTo look after, keep guard against, protect, keep in safety
Bi'wite vbTo beguile, ensorce 2. to go away, leave. 2. to go, go away.
Bi'witie vbTo watch over, obscure, guard, keep.
Bi'wrench vbTo defeat, deprive, cheat.
Bi'wrixle vbTo change.

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