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Noun: bit  bit
  1. A small piece or quantity of something
    "a bit of paper"; "I gave him a bit of my mind";
    - spot
     
  2. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    "a bit of rock caught him in the eye";
    - chip, flake, fleck, scrap
     
  3. An indefinitely short time
    "in just a bit";
    - moment, mo, minute, second
     
  4. An instance of some kind
    "he had a bit of good luck";
    - piece
     
  5. Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
    "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"
     
  6. A unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states
    "there are 8 bits in a byte"
     
  7. A small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    "all they had left was a bit of bread";
    - morsel, bite
     
  8. A small fragment of sound (music or speech)
    "overheard bits of their conversation";
    - snatch
     
  9. A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    "he did his bit three times every evening";
    - act, routine, number, turn
     
  10. The part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
     
  11. The cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace, bitstock or drill press
    "he looked around for the right size bit"
Verb: bite (bit,bitten)  bIt
  1. To grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    "Gunny invariably tried to bite her";
    - seize with teeth
     
  2. Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    "The sun bit his face";
    - sting, burn
     
  3. Penetrate or cut, as with a knife
    "The fork bit into the surface"
     
  4. Deliver a sting to
    - sting, prick

Sounds like: bitt

Derived forms: bits

See also: bite off

Type of: ache, case, cutting implement, example, fragment, grip, hurt, instance, mouthful, part, performance, pierce, portion, public presentation, saddlery, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, smart, stable gear, tack, taste, time, unit, unit of measurement

Part of: bridle, byte, drill, key

Encyclopedia: Bit, patna

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