Pronunciation: bāt
n.1.Any substance, esp. 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
(Zool.) a crustacean of the genus Hippa found burrowing in sandy beaches. See Anomura.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Baited; p. pr. & vb. n. Baiting.]
1.To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
2.To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
3.To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
A crooked pin . . . baited with a vile earthworm.
- W. Irving.
v. i.1.To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
1.To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
Noun1.Baitbait - anything that serves as an enticement
Synonyms: come-on, lure, sweetener, hook
2.bait - something used to lure victims into danger
Synonyms: decoy, lure
Verb1.bait - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
2.bait - lure, entice, or entrap with bait
3.bait - attack with dogs or set dogs upon
To see bait in your dream, denotes that you may be fishing for a deal or a compliment. It may also indicate your desire to lure or entice someone.aggravate, allure, allurement, annoy, badger, bait the hook, baited trap, be at, bedevil, beset, birdlime, bite, blandish, bola, bother, bribe, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, cajole, carrot, charm, chivy, coax, cobweb, come-on, decoy, decoy duck, devil, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, dragnet, draw, draw in, draw on, drawcard, drawing card, encouragement, endearment, exasperate, exercise, fash, fillip, fishhook, flirt, flirt with, fly, get, gill net, give the come-on, gripe, ground bait, harry, haze, heckle, hector, hook, hound, incentive, incitement, inducement, interest, inveigh, inveigle, inveiglement, invitation, irk, jig, lariat, lasso, lead on, lime, meshes, miff, molest, morsel, nag, needle, net, nettle, noose, nudzh, offer bait to, payment, peeve, percentage, persecute, persuasive, pick on, piece, pique, plague, pluck the beard, plug, pother, pound net, profit, provocation, provoke, purse seine, push around, rag, reward, ride, rile, roil, rope in, ruffle, seduce, seducement, seine, snare, sniggle, spinner, springe, squid, stimulation, stimulative, stimulus, suck in, sweetener, sweetening, temptation, toils, toll, trawl, try the patience, tweak the nose, vex, whet, wobbler, woo
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Baiomys taylori
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Baja California
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baked egg
baked goods
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