Definition of Bait

1. Noun. Anything that serves as an enticement.

Exact synonyms: Come-on, Hook, Lure, Sweetener
Generic synonyms: Enticement, Temptation
Derivative terms: Hook, Hook, Lure, Sweeten



2. Verb. Harass with persistent criticism or carping. "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

3. Noun. Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.
Exact synonyms: Decoy, Lure
Specialized synonyms: Chum, Fish Lure, Fisherman's Lure, Ground Bait, Stool Pigeon
Generic synonyms: Device
Group relationships: Trap
Derivative terms: Decoy, Lure

4. Verb. Lure, entice, or entrap with bait.
Generic synonyms: Entice, Lure, Tempt

5. Verb. Attack with dogs or set dogs upon.
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Set On

Definition of Bait

1. n. Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.

2. v. t. To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.

3. v. i. To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.

4. v. i. To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.

Definition of Bait

1. Noun. Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net. ¹

2. Noun. Food containing poison or a harmful additive to kill animals that are pests. ¹

3. Noun. Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation. ¹

4. Noun. A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment. ¹

5. Noun. A light or hasty luncheon. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To set dogs on (an animal etc.) to bite or worry; to attack with dogs, especially for sport. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To intentionally annoy, torment, or threaten by constant rebukes or threats; to harass. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive now rare) To feed and water (a horse or other animal), especially during a journey. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) Of a horse or other animal: to take food, especially during a journey. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To attract with bait; to entice. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To affix bait to a fishing hook or fishing line. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bait

1. to lure [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: lure

Medical Definition of Bait

1. 1. Any substance, especially. Food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net. 2. Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation. 3. A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment. 4. A light or hasty luncheon. Bait bug, a crustacean of the genus Hippa found burrowing in sandy beaches. See Anomura. Origin: Icel. Beita food, beit pasture, akin to AS. Bat food, Sw. Bete. See Bait. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bait

bainins
bainite
bainites
baion
bairam
bairams
bairn
bairnish
bairnlier
bairnliest
bairnlike
bairnly
bairns
baisa
baisemains
bait (current term)
bait-and-switch
bait and switch
bait box
bait car
bait casting
bait dog
baited
baiter
baiters
baitfish
baitfishes
baith
baiting
baitings

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