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Definitions of bit

  1. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; " he did his act three times every evening"; " she had a catchy little routine"; " it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  2. injured by bites or stings; " leaving the biter bit"; " her poor mosquito- bitten legs"
  3. the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; " he looked around for the right size bit"
  4. 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"
  5. a small fragment; " overheard snatches of their conversation"
  6. an instance of some kind; " it was a nice piece of work"; " he had a bit of good luck"
  7. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; " all they had left was a bit of bread"
  8. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; " a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
  9. 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"
  10. ( British) a small quantity; " a spot of tea"; " a bit of paper"
  11. an indefinitely short time; " wait just a moment"; " it only takes a minute"; " in just a bit"
  12. a small quantity; " a spot of tea"; " a bit of paper"
  13. 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.
  14. Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
  15. To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
  16. imp. & amp; p. p. of Bite.
  17. 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.
  18. Somewhat; something, but not very great.
  19. A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
  20. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
  21. The cutting iron of a plane.
  22. 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
  23. In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
  24. imp. & p. p. of Bite.
  25. In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin ( as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 12 cents; also, the sum of 12 12 cents.
  26. Of the verb bite.
  27. A tool for boring; the metal mouthpiece of a bridle; the part of a key which enters the lock; the cutting blade of a plane; a small piece of anything; any small coin; anything that curbs or restrains.
  28. To put a bridle upon; put a bit in the mouth of; restrain.
  29. Bitted.
  30. Bitting.
  31. A bite, a morsel: a small piece: the smallest degree: a small tool for boring: the part of the bridle which the horse holds in his mouth.
  32. To put the bit in the mouth:- pr. p. bitting: pa. p. bitted.
  33. A small piece; small tool for boring; that part of a bridle which is in the horse's mouth.
  34. To put the bit in the mouth.
  35. To put a bit in the mouth of; train to or control by the bit; curb; restrain.
  36. Imp. & pp. of BITE, v.
  37. A wood - boring tool adapted to be used with a stock or brace.
  38. The metallic mouthpiece of a bridle.
  39. A small piece, portion, or fragment; a little.
  40. A morsel; a small piece; a whit or degree; an instrument for boring boles; the cutting part of a carpenter's plane; the iron part of the bridle put into a horse's mouth.
  41. To put the bit in the mouth. See Bite.
  42. The iron mouthpiece of a bridle; a small piece of anything; a tool.
  43. To put the bit in a horse's mouth; to restrain.
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Quotes of bit

  1. I think I probably hoped for it a little bit but I'm not an optimist. I'm a realist... or maybe even a pessimist. – Clay Aiken
  2. But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit – Gerard Arpey
  3. There's a bit of debate about that; some say it was really Matthew, but the popular consensus is that Mark was the first one, so that's why I did that one first. And I was planning on doing all four. – Chester Brown
  4. I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up. – Cameron Diaz
  5. But there's a difference between having artistic interests and being psychotic. That's more than a fine line of differentiation, and I do see that a bit too much. – Crispin Glover
  6. If I was a little bit younger I would worry more. I'd want to do one thing at a time but now I try to do a bunch of different things at a time if I can. – Philip Seymour Hoffman
  7. The success of Torn was a bit too much for me. I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album. – Natalie Imbruglia
  8. In fact, Moon came on tour with us for a bit just before a big festival in Brighton, I think. – Neil Innes
  9. And I think you understand a little bit more why she falls for him. In a way, watching the French do anything is a little more fun because their gestures are different. And in that way, they make everything interesting. – Adrian Lyne
  10. You set your goals to a point where they're attainable, but far enough away that you have to really go get them. And every year I push my goals a little bit farther away, and every year I work a little bit harder to get them. – Rafael Palmeiro
  11. Things improved a little bit in the '80s; there was kind of a revival of alternative comics, but then they went downhill in the '90s. – Harvey Pekar
  12. The publisher has told- you know, if these editors, Andres Martinez and Nick Goldberg, were the least bit honest about this, they would tell you the publisher has told them he wants the editorial page to be conservative. – Robert Scheer
  13. In the studio, if they need to come down to the floor, things are a bit pushy, although it is easier for them to say things directly rather than through about five people. – Sarah Sutton
  14. Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan. – Sachin Tendulkar
  15. I had the story, bit by bit from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. – Edith Wharton

Usage examples for bit

  1. " Not a bit too long. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. I won't mind that a little bit after everything's over. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. I say, Sara dear, you'll- you'll help me a bit won't you? – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. More than a little bit and she knows it, too. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  5. A can do a bit for masel'. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  6. All right, I'll wait for a bit – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  7. I'll stay for a bit if you like, miss. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  8. I must keep that dark for a bit – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. I don't feel well a bit – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  10. Not a bit but I'm frightened to death. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  11. He doesn't care a bit about me! – Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo
  12. " Not a bit of it," laughed Eveley. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  13. Oh, it doesn't matter a bit – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. " It isn't like you- not a bit – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  15. Not a bit of it- not a bit of it! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. But it was all for your sake- every bit of it! – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  17. It's a bit 'ard, comin' this w'y. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  18. Didn't hurt him a bit – Feline Red by Robert Sampson
  19. It took just every bit of will that I had, not to go in. – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  20. But this does not help me one bit – Moral by Ludwig Thoma

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