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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. A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
  19. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
  20. The cutting iron of a plane.
  21. 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
  22. In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
  23. imp. & p. p. of Bite.
  24. 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.
  25. Of the verb bite.
  26. 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.
  27. To put a bridle upon; put a bit in the mouth of; restrain.
  28. Bitted.
  29. Bitting.
  30. 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.
  31. To put the bit in the mouth:- pr. p. bitting: pa. p. bitted.
  32. A small piece; small tool for boring; that part of a bridle which is in the horse's mouth.
  33. To put the bit in the mouth.
  34. To put a bit in the mouth of; train to or control by the bit; curb; restrain.
  35. Imp. & pp. of BITE, v.
  36. A wood - boring tool adapted to be used with a stock or brace.
  37. The metallic mouthpiece of a bridle.
  38. A small piece, portion, or fragment; a little.
  39. 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.
  40. To put the bit in the mouth. See Bite.
  41. The iron mouthpiece of a bridle; a small piece of anything; a tool.
  42. To put the bit in a horse's mouth; to restrain.
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Usage examples for bit

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