bite vs burn what difference

what is difference between bite and burn

English

Etymology

From Middle English biten, from Old English bītan (to bite), from Proto-West Germanic *bītan, from Proto-Germanic *bītaną (to bite), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split). Cognates include Saterland Frisian biete (to bite), West Frisian bite (to bite), Dutch bijten (to bite), German Low German bieten (to bite), German beißen (to bite), Danish bide (to bite), Swedish bita (to bite), Norwegian Bokmål bite (to bite), Norwegian Nynorsk bita (to bite), Icelandic bíta (to bite), Gothic ???????????????????????? (beitan, to bite), Latin findō (split, verb), Ancient Greek φείδομαι (pheídomai), Sanskrit भिद् (bhid, to break).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bīt, IPA(key): /baɪt/
  • (Canada, regional US) IPA(key): /bʌɪt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪt
  • Homophones: bight, by’t, byte

Verb

bite (third-person singular simple present bites, present participle biting, simple past bit, past participle bitten or (rare) bit)

  1. (transitive) To cut into something by clamping the teeth.
  2. (transitive) To hold something by clamping one’s teeth.
  3. (intransitive) To attack with the teeth.
  4. (intransitive) To behave aggressively; to reject advances.
  5. (intransitive) To take hold; to establish firm contact with.
  6. (intransitive) To have significant effect, often negative.
  7. (intransitive, of a fish) To bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught.
  8. (intransitive, figuratively) To accept something offered, often secretly or deceptively, to cause some action by the acceptor.
  9. (intransitive, transitive, of an insect) To sting.
  10. (intransitive) To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent.
  11. (transitive, sometimes figuratively) To cause sharp pain or damage to; to hurt or injure.
  12. (intransitive) To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
  13. (intransitive) To take or keep a firm hold.
  14. (transitive) To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to.
  15. (intransitive, slang) To lack quality; to be worthy of derision; to suck.
  16. (transitive, informal, vulgar) To perform oral sex on. Used in invective.
  17. (intransitive, African-American Vernacular, slang) To plagiarize, to imitate.
  18. (obsolete) To deceive or defraud; to take in.

Hyponyms

  • bite down

Derived terms

  • backbite
  • biter
  • biting

Related terms

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: beti

Translations

Noun

bite (plural bites)

  1. The act of biting.
  2. The wound left behind after having been bitten.
  3. The swelling of one’s skin caused by an insect’s mouthparts or sting.
  4. A piece of food of a size that would be produced by biting; a mouthful.
  5. (slang) Something unpleasant.
  6. (slang) An act of plagiarism.
  7. A small meal or snack.
  8. (figuratively) aggression
  9. The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.
  10. (colloquial, dated) A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
    • 1725, Thomas Gordon, The Humorist
      The baser methods of getting money by fraud and bite, by deceiving and overreaching.
  11. (colloquial, dated, slang) A sharper; one who cheats.
  12. (printing) A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening between the type and paper.
  13. (slang) A cut, a proportion of profits; an amount of money.
    • 1951, William S. Burroughs, in Harris (ed.), Letters 1945–59, Penguin 2009, p. 92:
      I know three Americans who are running a bar. The cops come in all the time for a bite.

Synonyms

  • (act of biting):
  • (wound left behind after having been bitten):
  • (swelling caused by an insect’s mouthparts or sting): sting
  • (piece of food of a size that would be produced by biting): mouthful
  • (slang: something unpleasant):
  • (slang: act of plagiarism):
  • (small meal or snack): snack
  • (figuratively: aggression):

Derived terms

Related terms

  • beetle
  • bit

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: beti

Translations

Anagrams

  • EBIT, Ebit, ebit, tebi-

French

Alternative forms

  • bitte

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bit/

Noun

bite f (plural bites)

  1. (slang, vulgar) knob, cock, dick

Derived terms

  • garage à bites
  • penser avec sa bite
  • petite bite
  • teub

Further reading

  • “bite” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Garo

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bite

  1. fruit

Khumi Chin

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi˩.te˧/

Adjective

bite

  1. hot

Related terms

  • bi-üngte

References

  • K. E. Herr (2011) The phonological interpretation of minor syllables, applied to Lemi Chin[2], Payap University, page 74

Latvian

Etymology

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *bitē (compare Lithuanian bitė), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰey-, *bʰī-. Cognate to English bee.

Noun

bite f (5th declension)

  1. bee

Declension


Murui Huitoto

Etymology

From Proto-Huitoto-Ocaina *bíʔte.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbi.tɛ]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧te

Verb

bite

  1. (intransitive) to come

Derived terms

References

  • Shirley Burtch (1983) Diccionario Huitoto Murui (Tomo I) (Linguistica Peruana No. 20)‎[3] (in Spanish), Yarinacocha, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 36
  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[4], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 76

Neapolitan

Noun

bite

  1. plural of bita

North Frisian

Verb

bite

  1. (Halligen), (Mooring) to bite

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse bíta, from Proto-Germanic *bītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

Verb

bite (present tense biter, past tense bet or beit, past participle bitt, present participle bitende)

  1. to bite

Derived terms

  • bite i gresset
  • bitende (adjective)

Related terms

  • bitt (noun)

References

  • “bite” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • bita (a infinitive)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²biːtɑ/

Etymology

From Old Norse bíta, from Proto-Germanic *bītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split). Akin to English bite.

Verb

bite (present tense bit, past tense beit, supine bite, past participle biten, present participle bitande, imperative bit)

  1. to bite

References

  • “bite” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *biti.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi.te/

Noun

bite m

  1. bite

Descendants

  • Middle English: bitte, bite (merged with descendant of Old English bita)
    • Scots: bit
    • English: bit

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʲi.tɛ/

Participle

bite

  1. inflection of bity:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Turkish

Noun

bite

  1. dative singular of bit

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian bīta

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbitə/

Verb

bite

  1. to bite

Inflection

Further reading

  • “bite (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɝn/, enPR: bûrn
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɜːn/, enPR: bûn
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)n
  • Homophone: Bern

Etymology 1

From Middle English bernen, birnen, from Old English birnan (to burn), metathesis from Proto-West Germanic *brinnan, from Proto-Germanic *brinnaną (to burn), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrenw- (compare Middle Irish brennim (drink up), bruinnim (bubble up)), present stem from *bʰrewh₁-, *bʰru- (compare Middle Irish bréo (flame), Albanian burth (Cyclamen hederifolium, mouth burning), Sanskrit भुरति (bhurati, moves quickly, twitches, fidgets)). More at brew.

Noun

burn (countable and uncountable, plural burns)

  1. A physical injury caused by heat, cold, electricity, radiation or caustic chemicals.
    She had second-degree burns from falling in the bonfire.
  2. A sensation resembling such an injury.
    chili burn from eating hot peppers
  3. The act of burning something with fire.
    They’re doing a controlled burn of the fields.
  4. (slang) An intense non-physical sting, as left by shame or an effective insult.
  5. (slang) An effective insult, often in the expression sick burn (excellent or badass insult).
  6. Physical sensation in the muscles following strenuous exercise, caused by build-up of lactic acid.
    One and, two and, keep moving; feel the burn!
  7. (uncountable, Britain, chiefly prison slang) Tobacco.
  8. (computing) The writing of data to a permanent storage medium like a compact disc or a ROM chip.
    • 2003, Maria Langer, Mac OS X 10.2 Advanced (page 248)
      Allow additional burns enables you to create a multisession CD, which can be used again to write more data.
  9. The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking.
    They have a good burn.
  10. (uncountable) A disease in vegetables; brand.
  11. (aerospace) The firing of a spacecraft’s rockets in order to change its course.
    • 2004, David Baker, Jane’s Space Directory (page 529)
      On 4 March 1999, the MCO performed its second course correction manoeuvre with a burn involving its four thrusters []
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

burn (third-person singular simple present burns, present participle burning, simple past and past participle burned or (mostly Commonwealth) burnt)

  1. (transitive) To cause to be consumed by fire.
  2. (intransitive) To be consumed by fire, or in flames.
  3. (transitive) To overheat so as to make unusable.
  4. (intransitive) To become overheated to the point of being unusable.
  5. (transitive) To make or produce by the application of fire or burning heat.
  6. (transitive) To injure (a person or animal) with heat or chemicals that produce similar damage.
  7. (transitive, surgery) To cauterize.
  8. (transitive, intransitive) To sunburn.
  9. (transitive) To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does.
    • This dry sorrow burns up all my tears.
    • 1965, Amplified Bible, James 4:2
      You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You do not have, because you do not ask.
  10. (intransitive) To be hot, e.g. due to embarrassment.
  11. (chemistry, transitive) To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize.
  12. (chemistry, dated) To combine energetically, with evolution of heat.
  13. (transitive, computing) To write data to a permanent storage medium like a compact disc or a ROM chip.
  14. (transitive, slang) To betray.
  15. (transitive, slang) To insult or defeat.
  16. (transitive) To waste (time); to waste money or other resources.
  17. In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought.
  18. (intransitive, curling) To accidentally touch a moving stone.
  19. (transitive, card games) In pontoon, to swap a pair of cards for another pair, or to deal a dead card.
  20. (photography) To increase the exposure for certain areas of a print in order to make them lighter (compare dodge).
  21. (intransitive, physics, of an element) To be converted to another element in a nuclear fusion reaction, especially in a star
  22. (intransitive, slang, card games, gambling) To discard.
  23. (transitive, slang) To shoot someone with a firearm.
  24. (transitive, espionage) To compromise (an agent’s cover story).
    • 2011, Thomas H. Cook, Night Secrets
      He had already burned his cover with Mrs. Phillips, and it was not a mistake he intended to make again.
    • 2013, Vanessa Kier, Vengeance: The SSU Book 1
      Eventually they’d report back to Ryker, and he still didn’t know if Ryker had personally burned his cover and sent assassins after him, or if the SSU had a mole. Until he knew for certain, he had to play this safe.
  25. (transitive, espionage) To blackmail.
    • 1979, John le Carré, Smiley’s People
      How does Leipzig burn him precisely?” Enderby insisted. “What’s the pressure? Dirty pix—well, okay. Karla’s a puritan, so’s Kirov. But I mean, Christ, this isn’t the fifties, is it? []
Derived terms
Related terms
  • combust
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English burn, bourne, from Old English burne, burna (spring, fountain), Proto-West Germanic *brunnō, from Proto-Germanic *brunnô, *brunō. Cognate with West Frisian boarne, Dutch bron, German Brunnen; also Albanian burim (spring, fountain), Ancient Greek φρέαρ (phréar, well, reservoir), Old Armenian աղբիւր (ałbiwr, fount). Doublet of bourn. More at brew.

Noun

burn (plural burns)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland) A stream.
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      He may pitch on some tuft of lilacs over a burn, and smoke innumerable pipes to the tune of the water on the stones.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, page 105:
      When it was too heavy rain the burn ran very high and wide and ye could never jump it.
Derived terms
  • Burnmouth
Related terms
  • bourn
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “burn”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4

Nyunga

Noun

burn

  1. wood

References

  • 1886, C. F. Armstrong (Edward Micklethwaite Curr, ed.), The Australian Race: Its Origins, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent

Scots

Etymology

Middle English bourne, from Old English burne, burna (spring, fountain).

Cognate with West Frisian boarne, Dutch bron, German Brunnen; also Albanian burim (spring, fountain), Ancient Greek φρέαρ (phréar, well, reservoir), Old Armenian աղբիւր (ałbiwr, fount).

Noun

burn (plural burns)

  1. A small river.

References

“burn” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.


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