|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, enclosure, or net.
2. (v. i.) Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
3. (n.) A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
4. (n.) A light or hasty luncheon.
5. (v. t.) To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
6. (v. t.) To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
7. (v. t.) To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
8. (v. i.) To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
9. (v. i.) To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
Bait (3 Occurrences)
James 1:14 But when a man is tempted, it is his own passions that carry him away and serve as a bait. (WEY)
2 Peter 2:18 For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error. (WEY)
Amos 3:5 Can a bird fall in a trap on the earth, where no snare is set for him? Does a snare spring up from the ground, when there is nothing to catch? (See NAS)