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baiting (entice)

baiting is a present participle form of bait

bait (entice)

Definition:

to lure, entice, or entrap with bait

Class:

social verb (politics, social activities, events, etc.)

Past tense:

baited

Present participle:

baiting

3rd-person singular present:

baits

Type of:

entice » provoke » challenge » invite

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

[noun] "food put on a hook or trap to lure prey", from Old Norse ... | [verb] ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of baiting...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

bait | bate [entry-specific, sense-specific] | temptation [synonym, sense-specific] | tempt [synonym, sense-specific]

something edible, such as soft bread paste, worms, or pieces of meat, fixed to a hook or in a trap to attract fish or animals | an enticement; ... (27 of 707 words, 12 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bait

Merriam-Webster:

bait [entry 1, verb] | tease [synonym, sense-specific] | entice [synonym, sense-specific] | lure [synonym, sense-specific] | hassle [synonym, sense-specific] | haze [synonym, sense-specific] | heckle [synonym, sense-specific] | needle [synonym, sense-specific] | ride [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to persecute or exasperate with unjust, malicious, or persistent attacks ; "tease" | to harass (as a chained animal) with dogs usually for sport ; to ... (25 of 334 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bait

bait [entry 2, noun] | lure [synonym, sense-specific] | temptation [synonym, sense-specific] | decoy [synonym, sense-specific] | ambush [similar, sense-specific] | net [similar, sense-specific] | trap [similar, sense-specific] | hook [similar, sense-specific] | snare [similar, sense-specific] | ...

something (as food) used in luring especially to a hook or trap ; a ... | "lure", "temptation" (17 of 127 words, 2 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

bait | baits [plural] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | enticement [synonym, sense-specific] | temptation [synonym, sense-specific]

Any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net. | Food containing poison or a harmful additive to kill animals that are pests. | Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; ... (40 of 290 words, 12 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bait

Wikipedia:

Bait [disambiguation]

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 auto thieves | Dog-baiting, using dogs to worry or torment a chained or confined animal | Fishing... (42 of 233 words, 18 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

bait | fish or cut bait | rise to the bait | baiter [derived]

food placed on a hook or in a net, trap, or fishing area to entice fish or other animals as prey | something intended to entice someone to do ... (28 of 212 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bait

Random House Dictionary:

bait | food [British, slang, synonym, sense-specific]

food, or some substitute, used as a lure in fishing, trapping, etc. | a poisoned lure used in exterminating pests. | an allurement; enticement. | an ... (23 of 203 words, 15 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bait

American Heritage Dictionary:

bait | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | baits [3rd-person singular present] | baiter [noun, related]

Food or other lure placed on a hook or in a trap and used in the taking of fish, birds, or other animals. | Something, such as a worm, used for this ... (31 of 179 words, 12 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

bait | baiter [noun, related]

to set attacking dogs against ; to attack as such dogs do | to torment or harass with unprovoked, vicious, repeated attacks | to tease or goad, ... (25 of 139 words, 11 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

bait [countable/uncountable] | baits [plural] | rise to the bait

food used for attracting and catching fish, birds, or animals | something that is offered in order to persuade someone to do something or buy ... (24 of 92 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bait

bait [transitive, verb] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | baits [3rd-person singular present]

to put food on a hook or in a trap in order to attract and catch fish, birds, or other animals | to deliberately try to make someone angry (28 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bait 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

bait [entry 1]

a small amount of food on a hook (curved piece of wire) or in a special device used to attract and catch a fish or animal (26 of 52 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bait 1

bait [entry 2]

something that is said or offered to people in order to make them react in a particular way (18 of 58 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bait 2

bait [entry 3]

to intentionally make a person angry by saying or doing things to annoy them (14 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bait 3

bait [entry 4]

to make dogs attack an animal for cruel entertainment (9 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bait 4

bait [entry 5]

to put food on a hook (curved piece of wire) or in a special device to attract and catch a fish or animal (23 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bait 5

Britannica Encyclopedia:

lur [musical instrument] | lure

bronze horn, or trumpet, found in prehistoric Scandinavian excavations. It has a conical bore that extends in length from roughly 5 to 8 feet in a ... (26 of 68 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/351739​/lur

Encarta Dictionary:

bate [refers to falcons or other hunting birds] | bated [past tense] | bait: baited [past tense] | baited [past tense] | bating [present participle] | bait: baiting [present participle] | baiting [present participle] | bates [3rd-person singular present] | bait: baits [3rd-person singular present] | ...

to beat the wings wildly or impatiently in an attempt to fly off a perch or a falconer's fist when still ... (21 of 83 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861589222​/definition​.html  [offline]

bait [entry 1] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | baits [3rd-person singular present]

a piece of food used as a lure in fishing or trapping | something used to lure a person or animal into being caught | to put a food attractant on a ... (30 of 179 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695417​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

bait

First use: about 1300

Origin: [noun] "food put on a hook or trap to lure prey", from Old Norse ... | [verb] "to torment or goad (someone unable to escape, and to take pleasure in ... (31 of 178 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=bait

Wiktionary:

bait | baits [plural] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English bait, beite, from Old Norse beita ("food, bait"), from Proto-Germanic *baitō ("that ... | Middle English baiten, beiten, from Old Norse beita ("to bait, cause to bite, feed, hunt"), from ... (31 of 115 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bait

American Heritage Dictionary:

bait | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | baits [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse beita, food, fodder, fish bait. V., from Old Norse beita, to put animals to ... (19 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bait

Collins Dictionary:

bait

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old Norse beita to hunt, persecute; related to Old English bǣtan to restrain, hunt, Old High German beizen

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bait

New World Dictionary:

bait

Origin: Middle English baiten from Old Norse beita from Germanic *baitian, causative of *bitan | Old Norse beita, lure, fish bait

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bait

Oxford Dictionary:

bait

Origin: Middle English: from Old Norse beit "pasture, food", beita "to hunt or chase"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bait

Merriam-Webster:

bait [entry 1, verb]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse beita; akin to Old English bǣtan to bait, bītan to bite

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bait

bait [entry 2, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse beit pasturage and beita food; akin to Old English bītan to bite

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Encarta Dictionary:

bait [entry 1] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | baits [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old Norse beit "food", beita "hunt with dogs"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695417​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

bait | baits [plural] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bait"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bait

Collins Dictionary:

bait

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bait"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bait

Macmillan American Dictionary:

bait [countable/uncountable] | baits [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bait"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/bait

bait [transitive, verb] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | baits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bait"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

bait [countable/uncountable] | baits [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bait"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bait

bait [transitive, verb] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle] | baits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bait"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

bait [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "bait"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "bait"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bait 2

the Free Dictionary:

bait

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "bait"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bait"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "bait" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

bait | baits [plural] | baited [past tense] | baiting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "bait"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

bait

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bait"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bait​0001 word=bait

YourDictionary Audio:

bait

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bait" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Bait

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Bait" by speech synthesizer

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