BAIT, n.

1. Any substance for food, proper to be used or actually used, to catch fish, or other animals, by alluring them to swallow a hook, or to be caught in snares, or in an inclosure or net.

2. A portion of food and drink, or a refreshment taken on a journey.

3. An allurement; enticement; temptation.

BAIT, v.t. To put meat on a hook or line, or in an inclosure, or among snares, to allure fish,fowls and other animals into human power.

2. To give a portion of food and drink to man or beast upon the road; as, to bait horses.

BAIT, v.i. To take a portion of food and drink for refreshment on a journey; as, we stopped to bait.