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bit

noun (n)

  • a small piece or quantity of something (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: spot
    Example:
    A bit of paper.
    A bit of lint.
    I gave him a bit of my mind.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small fragment of something broken off from the whole (noun.object)
    Synonym: chip, flake, fleck, scrap
    Example:
    A bit of rock caught him in the eye.
    source: wordnet30
  • an indefinitely short time (noun.time)
    Synonym: minute, mo, moment, second
    Example:
    In just a bit.
    source: wordnet30
  • an instance of some kind (noun.event)
    Synonym: piece
    Example:
    He had a bit of good luck.
    source: wordnet30
  • piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The horse was not accustomed to a bit.
    source: wordnet30
  • a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states (noun.quantity)
    Example:
    There are 8 bits in a byte.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small amount of solid food; a mouthful (noun.food)
    Synonym: bite, morsel
    Example:
    All they had left was a bit of bread.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small fragment (noun.communication)
    Synonym: snatch
    source: wordnet30
  • a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program (noun.communication)
    Synonym: act, number, routine, turn
    source: wordnet30
  • the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He looked around for the right size bit.
    source: wordnet30
  • The part of a bridle, usually of iron, which is inserted in the mouth of a horse, and having appendages to which the reins are fastened. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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