Definition of bit

Definition of bit
  1. bit Noun A piece of metal placed in a horse's mouth and connected to reins to direct the animal.
  2. bit Noun A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to make holes.
  3. bit Noun An eighth of a dollar. Note that there is no coin minted worth 12.5 cents. (When this term first came into use, the Spanish 8 reales coin was widely used as a dollar equivalent, and thus the 1 real coin was equivalent to 12.5 cents.)
  4. bit Noun A coin of a specified value. (Also used for a nine-pence coin in the British Caribbean.)
  5. bit Noun A small amount of something.
  6. bit Noun Specifically, a small amount of time.
  7. bit Noun A portion of something.
  8. bit Noun A prison sentence.
  9. bit Noun An excerpt of material from a composition or show.
  10. bit Adverb To a small extent; in a small amount (usually with "a").
  11. bit Verb Simple past of bite
  12. bit Noun A binary digit, generally represented as a 1 or 0.
  13. bit Noun The smallest unit of storage in a digital computer, consisting of a binary digit.
  14. bit Noun Any datum that may take on one of exactly two values.
  15. bite Verb To cut off a piece by clamping the teeth.
  16. bite Verb To hold something by clamping one's teeth.
  17. bite Verb To attack with the teeth.
  18. bite Verb To take hold; to establish firm contact with.
  19. bite Verb To bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught.
  20. bite Verb To fall for a deception.
  21. bite Verb To sting.
  22. bite Verb To lack quality; to be worthy of derision.
  23. bite Verb To plagiarize.
  24. bite Noun The act of biting.
  25. bite Noun The wound left behind after having been bitten.
  26. bite Noun The swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting.
  27. bite Noun A piece of food of a size that would be produced by biting; a mouthful.
  28. bite Noun Something unpleasant.
  29. bite Noun An act of plagiarism.
  30. bite Noun A small meal or snack.
  31. bite Noun aggression
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