from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing a stinging sensation; nipping: biting cold.
- adj. Capable of gripping and affecting or wounding; cutting: a biting aphorism. See Synonyms at incisive.
- adj. Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of bite.
- n. The action of the verb to bite.
- n. An occurrence of a bite.
- adj. Causing a stinging sensation.
- adj. Cutting or incisive.
- adj. Tending to bite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The action of cutting, piercing, etc., in any sense of bite.
- n. The corroding action of a mordant upon a metal plate, wherever the lines of a design, drawn upon a prepared ground, have been laid bare with a needle, as in etching, or the surface is alternately stopped out and exposed, as in aquatint.
- Nipping; keen: as, biting cold; biting weather.
- Severe; sharp; bitter; painful: as, a “biting affliction,”
- Acrid; hot; pungent: as, a biting taste.
- Hence Sharp; severe; cutting; sarcastic: as, a biting remark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
- adj. capable of wounding
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