Bite vs. Byte

Bite vs. Byte — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Bite and Byte

Biteverb

To cut, grip, or tear with or as if with the teeth.

Bytenoun

A unit of data equal to eight bits. Computer memory is often expressed in megabytes or gigabytes.

Biteverb

To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.

Bytenoun

A set of bits constituting the smallest unit of addressable memory in a given computer, typically eight bits.

Biteverb

To sting with a stinger.

Bytenoun

(computing) A sequence of adjacent bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer; the smallest usable machine word; nearly always eight bits, which can represent an integer from 0 to 255 or a single character of text.

Biteverb

To cut into with or as if with a sharp instrument

The axe bit the log deeply.

Bytenoun

(computing) A unit of computing storage equal to eight bits

The word “hello” fits into five bytes of ASCII code.

Biteverb

To grip, grab, or seize

bald treads that couldn't bite the icy road.bitten by a sudden desire to travel.

Bytenoun

a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information

Biteverb

To eat into; corrode.

Biteverb

To cause to sting or be painful

cold that bites the skin.a conscience bitten by remorse.

Biteverb

To grip, cut into, or injure something with or as if with the teeth.

Biteverb

To have a stinging effect.

Biteverb

To have a sharp taste.

Biteverb

To take or swallow bait.

Biteverb

To be taken in by a ploy or deception

tried to sell the Brooklyn Bridge, but no one bit.

Biteverb

Vulgar Slang To be highly disagreeable or annoying.

Bitenoun

The act of biting.

Bitenoun

A skin wound or puncture produced by an animal's teeth or mouthparts

the bite of an insect.

Bitenoun

A stinging or smarting sensation.

Bitenoun

An incisive, penetrating quality

the bite of satire.

Bitenoun

An amount removed by or as if by an act of biting

Rezoning took a bite out of the town's residential area.

Bitenoun

An excerpt or fragment taken from something larger, such as a film.

Bitenoun

An amount of food taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful.

Bitenoun

(Informal) A light meal or snack.

Bitenoun

The act or an instance of taking bait

fished all day without a bite.an ad that got a few bites but no final sales.

Bitenoun

A secure grip or hold applied by a tool or machine upon a working surface.

Bitenoun

The part of a tool or machine that presses against and maintains a firm hold on a working surface.

Bitenoun

(Dentistry) The angle at which the upper and lower teeth meet; occlusion.

Bitenoun

The corrosive action of acid upon an etcher's metal plate.

Bitenoun

(Slang) An amount of money appropriated or withheld

trying to avoid the tax bite.

Biteverb

(transitive) To cut off a piece by clamping the teeth.

As soon as you bite that sandwich, you'll know how good it is.

Biteverb

(transitive) To hold something by clamping one's teeth.

Biteverb

(intransitive) To attack with the teeth.

That dog is about to bite!

Biteverb

(intransitive) To behave aggressively; to reject advances.

If you see me, come and say hello. I don't bite.

Biteverb

(intransitive) To take hold; to establish firm contact with.

I needed snow chains to make the tires bite.

Biteverb

(intransitive) To have significant effect, often negative.

For homeowners with adjustable rate mortgages, rising interest will really bite.

Biteverb

To bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught.

Are the fish biting today?

Biteverb

To accept something offered, often secretly or deceptively, to cause some action by the acceptor.

I've planted the story. Do you think they'll bite?

Biteverb

To sting.

These mosquitoes are really biting today!

Biteverb

(intransitive) To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent.

It bites like pepper or mustard.

Biteverb

To cause sharp pain or damage to; to hurt or injure.

Pepper bites the mouth.

Biteverb

(intransitive) To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.

Biteverb

(intransitive) To take or keep a firm hold.

The anchor bites.

Biteverb

(transitive) To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to.

The anchor bites the ground.

Biteverb

To lack quality; to be worthy of derision; to suck.

This music really bites.

Biteverb

To perform oral sex on. Used in invective.

You don't like that I sat on your car? Bite me.

Biteverb

To plagiarize, to imitate.

He always be biting my moves.

Biteverb

(obsolete) To deceive or defraud; to take in.

Bitenoun

The act of biting.

Bitenoun

The wound left behind after having been bitten.

That snake bite really hurts!

Bitenoun

The swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting.

After just one night in the jungle I was covered with mosquito bites.

Bitenoun

A piece of food of a size that would be produced by biting; a mouthful.

There were only a few bites left on the plate.

Bitenoun

(slang) Something unpleasant.

That's really a bite!

Bitenoun

(slang) An act of plagiarism.

That song is a bite of my song!

Bitenoun

A small meal or snack.

I'll have a quick bite to quiet my stomach until dinner.

Bitenoun

(figuratively) aggression

Bitenoun

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.

Bitenoun

A cheat; a trick; a fraud.

Bitenoun

A sharper; one who cheats.

Bitenoun

(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.

Bitenoun

a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person

Bitenoun

a small amount of solid food; a mouthful;

all they had left was a bit of bread

Bitenoun

a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

Bitenoun

a light informal meal

Bitenoun

(angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait;

after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite

Bitenoun

wit having a sharp and caustic quality;

he commented with typical pungencythe bite of satire

Bitenoun

a strong odor or taste property;

the pungency of mustardthe sulfurous bite of garlicthe sharpness of strange spices

Bitenoun

the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws

Bitenoun

a portion removed from the whole;

the government's weekly bite from my paycheck

Biteverb

to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws;

Gunny invariably tried to bite her

Biteverb

cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;

The sun burned his face

Biteverb

penetrate or cut, as with a knife;

The fork bit into the surface

Biteverb

deliver a sting to;

A bee stung my arm yesterday