Definitions for bit

Definitions for (noun) bit

Main entry: bit

Definition: the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press

Usage: he looked around for the right size bit

Main entry: bit

Definition: piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding

Usage: the horse was not accustomed to a bit

Main entry: bit

Definition: the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers

Main entry: turn, act, bit, number, routine

Definition: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

Usage: he did his act three times every evening; she had a catchy little routine; it was one of the best numbers he ever did

Main entry: snatch, bit

Definition: a small fragment

Usage: overheard snatches of their conversation

Main entry: bit, piece

Definition: an instance of some kind

Usage: it was a nice piece of work; he had a bit of good luck

Main entry: morsel, bit, bite

Definition: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

Usage: all they had left was a bit of bread

Main entry: bit, flake, fleck, chip, scrap

Definition: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

Usage: a bit of rock caught him in the eye

Main entry: bit

Definition: a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states

Usage: there are 8 bits in a byte

Main entry: spot, bit

Definition: a small piece or quantity of something

Usage: a spot of tea; a bit of paper; a bit of lint; I gave him a bit of my mind

Main entry: second, bit, minute, mo, moment

Definition: an indefinitely short time

Usage: wait just a moment; in a mo; it only takes a minute; in just a bit

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