Biting vs. Bitting

Biting vs. Bitting — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Biting and Bitting

Bitingadjective

Causing a stinging sensation; nipping

biting cold.

Bittingnoun

The sharp part of a tool, such as the cutting edge of a knife or axe.

Bitingadjective

Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic

“Biting remarks revealed her attitude of contempt” (D.H. Lawrence).

Bittingnoun

A pointed and threaded tool for drilling and boring that is secured in a brace, bitstock, or drill press.

Bitingadjective

Of or relating to an animal or animals, especially an insect, capable of biting.

Bittingnoun

The part of a key that enters the lock and engages the bolt and tumblers.

Bitingnoun

An instance of something being bitten.

Bittingnoun

The tip of the mouthpiece on a pipe or a cigarette or cigar holder.

Bitingadjective

Causing a stinging sensation.

a biting wind

Bittingnoun

The metal mouthpiece of a bridle, serving to control, curb, and direct an animal.

Bitingadjective

Cutting or incisive.

a biting criticism

Bittingnoun

Something that controls, guides, or curbs.

Bitingadjective

Tending to bite.

a biting insect

Bittingnoun

A vertical post, usually one of a pair, set on the deck of a ship and used to secure ropes or cables.

Bitingadjective

capable of wounding;

a barbed complimenta biting aphorismpungent satire

Bittingverb

To place a bit in the mouth of (a horse, for example).

Bitingadjective

causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold;

bitter colda biting wind

Bittingverb

To check or control with or as if with a bit.

Bittingverb

To make or grind a bit on (a key).

Bittingverb

Past tense and a past participle of bite.

Bittingverb

To wind (a cable) around a bitt.

Bittingnoun

the part of a key that engages the tumblers to activate the lock