a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"
wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"
(angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
a light informal meal
a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with
not having been filled; "the job is still open"
(of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"
without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
become available; "an opportunity opened up"
rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash; "gargle with this liquid"
clean with some chemical process
wash off soap or remaining dirt
washing lightly without soap
the act of giving a light tint to the hair
the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint