(noun, verb)


1. anything that serves as an enticement

Similar word(s): hook, lure, sweetener

Definition categories: thought, enticement, temptation

2. something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed

Similar word(s): decoy, lure

Definition categories: man–made, device


1. harass with persistent criticism or carping

Similar word(s): cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

Definition categories: communication, bemock, mock

2. lure, entice, or entrap with bait

Definition categories: social, entice, lure, tempt

3. attack with dogs or set dogs upon

Definition categories: competition, assail, assault, attack

Sentences with bait as a verb:

- to bait a bear with dogs;  to bait a bull