Refreshment vs Bait - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between refreshment and bait
is that refreshment
is the action of refreshing]]; a means of [[restore|restoring strength, energy or vigour while bait
is any substance, especially food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, trap, or net.
As a verb bait is
to attract with bait; to entice or bait
can be to set dogs on (an animal etc) to bite or worry; to attack with dogs, especially for sport or bait
can be (obsolete|intransitive) to flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
The action of refreshing]]; a means of [[restore, restoring strength, energy or vigour.
A light snack or fresh drink without alcohol.
From (etyl) bait, beite, from (etyl) .
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.
Used in Geordie dialect of English to denote your lunch at work as opposed to other meals. Also used in East Anglian dialect of English to denote a small meal taken mid-morning while farming, and in the North of England to denote a snack taken by miners to eat while working.
* shark bait
To attract with bait; to entice.
To affix bait to a trap or a fishing hook or fishing line.
* Washington Irving
- a crooked pin bailed with a vile earthworm
* This verb is sometimes confused in writing with the rare verb (bate), which is pronounced identically; in particular, the expression (with bated breath) is frequently misspelled *(term) by writers unfamiliar with the verb (bate).
From (etyl) baiten, beiten, from (etyl) .
To set dogs on (an animal etc.) to bite or worry; to attack with dogs, especially for sport.
:to bait''' a bear with dogs; to '''bait a bull
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.
*, Bk.V, Ch.ix:
*:And than they com into a lowe medow that was full of swete floures, and there thes noble knyghtes bayted her horses.
Of a horse or other animal: to take food, especially during a journey.
*:King Cyrus , that he might more speedily receave news from al parts of his Empire (which was of exceeding great length), would needs have it tried how far a horse could in a day goe outright without baiting , at which distance he caused stations to be set up, and men to have fresh horses ready for al such as came to him.
To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment during a journey.
*:Evil news rides post, while good news baits .
*:My lord's coach conveyed me to Bury, and thence baiting at Newmarket.
(etyl) battre de l'aile'' or ''des ailes , to flap or flutter.
(obsolete) To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
- Kites that bait and beat.