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Definition of Bait

Bait
Bait Bait, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baited; p. pr. & vb. n. Baiting.] [OE. baiten, beit?n, to feed, harass, fr. Icel. beita, orig. to cause to bite, fr. b[=i]ta. [root]87. See Bite.] 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. --Holland. 3. To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook. A crooked pin . . . bailed with a vile earthworm. --W. Irving.
Bait
Bait Bait, n. [Icel. beita food, beit pasture, akin to AS. b[=a]t food, Sw. bete. See Bait, v. i.] 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. --Fairfax. 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 (Zo["o]l), a crustacean of the genus Hippa found burrowing in sandy beaches. See Anomura.

Meaning of Bait from wikipedia

- Bait may refer to: Bait (luring substance), bait as a luring substance Bait-and-switch, a form of fraud Bait car, vehicle rigged by the police to catch...
- Bait-and-switch is a form of fraud used in retail sales but also emplo**** in other contexts. First, customers are "baited" by merchants' advertising products...
- The Abraj Al-Bait (Arabic: أبراج البيت‎, romanized: ʾAbrāǧ al-Bayt "Towers of the House") is a government-owned complex of seven skys****er hotels in Mecca...
- 'Gator Bait (U.K. title: Swamp Bait) is a 1974 film written, produced, and directed by Beverly Sebastian and Ferd Sebastian. The film starred former Playboy...
- Bait fish are small fish caught for use as bait to attract large predatory fish, particularly game fish. Species used are typically those that are common...
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- Bait money or bait bills are used by banks to aid the tracing of bank robbers. Bait bills are bills whose serial number is recorded by the bank either...
- Bait is a 2019 British drama film written and directed by Mark Jenkin. Starring Edward Rowe as a struggling fisherman, the film deals with the tensions...
- Fishing bait is any substance used to attract and catch fish, e.g. on the end of a fishing hook, or inside a fish trap. Traditionally, nightcrawlers, insects...
- A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure...
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