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Bit 1Definition: 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.
Fig.: Anything which
Bit 3Definition: To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
Bit 4Definition: imp. p. p. of Bite.
Bit 5Definition: 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.
Bit 6Definition: Somewhat; something, but not very great.
Bit 7Definition: A tool for boring, of various
sizes, usually turned by
means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
Bit 8Definition: The part of a key which
enters the lock and
acts upon the bolt and
Bit 9Definition: The cutting iron of a plane.
Bit 10Definition: In the Southern and Southwestern
States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about
cents; also, the sum of
Bit 11Definition: 3d sing.
pr. of Bid, for
Bit 12Definition: of Bite
Bit 13Definition: of Bite
bit 14Definition: 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"
bit 15Definition: 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"
bit 16Definition: 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"
bit 17Definition: a small fragment; "overheard
snatches of their conversation"
bit 18Definition: an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
bit 19Definition: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
bit 20Definition: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
bit 21Definition: a unit of measurement of information (from Binary digIT); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable
states; "there are
bits in a byte"
bit 22Definition: a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
bit 23Definition: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only
takes a minute"; "in just a bit"