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Bit meaning

bit - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. a small quantity; " a spot of tea"; " a bit of paper"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
  4. 4. To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
  5. 5. imp. & amp; p. p. of Bite.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Somewhat; something, but not very great.
  8. 8. A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
  9. 9. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
  10. 10. The cutting iron of a plane.
  11. 11. 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
  12. 12. In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
  13. 13. imp. & p. p. of Bite.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. A small piece; small tool for boring; that part of a bridle which is in the horse's mouth.
  16. 16. To put the bit in the mouth.

bit - examples of usage

  1. Oh, I've 'ad some in my day, but then I wasn't a little bit of a thing like you is. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. It won't hurt us a bit. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I don't think she meant anything- I don't a bit. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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