Definition of "bait"
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; temptation.
A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
A light or hasty luncheon.
To set dogs on (an animal etc.) to bite or worry; to attack with dogs, especially for sport.
To intentionally annoy, torment, or threaten by constant rebukes or threats; to harass.
To feed and water (a horse or other animal), especially during a journey.
Of a horse or other animal: to take food, especially during a journey.
To attract with bait; to entice.
To affix bait to a fishing hook or fishing line.
To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.