Definition of bit

"bit" in the noun sense

1. spot, bit

a small piece or quantity of something

"a spot of tea"

"a bit of paper"

"a bit of lint"

"I gave him a bit of my mind"

2. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

"a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

3. moment, mo, minute, second, bit

an indefinitely short time

"wait just a moment"

"in a mo"

"it only takes a minute"

"in just a bit"

4. piece, bit

an instance of some kind

"it was a nice piece of work"

"he had a bit of good luck"

5. bit

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"

6. bit

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"

7. morsel, bit, bite

a small amount of solid food a mouthful

"all they had left was a bit of bread"

8. snatch, bit

a small fragment

"overheard snatches of their conversation"

9. act, routine, number, turn, bit

a short 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"

10. bit

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

11. bit

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" in the verb sense

1. bite, seize with teeth

to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws

"Gunny invariably tried to bite her"

2. bite, sting, burn

cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

"The sun burned his face"

3. bite

penetrate or cut, as with a knife

"The fork bit into the surface"

4. sting, bite, prick

deliver a sting to

"A bee stung my arm yesterday"

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Quotations for bit

A hair of the dog that bit him. [ Proverb ]

'Tis an old maxim in the schools
That flattery's the food of fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to take a bit. [ Swift ]

It is an old maxim in the schools
That flattery's the food for fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit,
Will condescend to take a bit. [ Swift ]

Take a hair of the dog that bit you. [ Proverb ]

A bit and a knock, as men feed apes. [ Proverb ]

The bit that one eats, no friend makes. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

I pray thee let me and my fellow have
A hair of the dog that bit us last night. [ John Heywood ]

A gilded bit does not make the horse better. [ Proverb ]

You bring a bit of wire and take away a bar. [ Proverb ]

There's many a good bit o' work done with a sad heart. [ George Eliot ]

A simpleton often suggests a significant bit of advice. [ Boileau ]

He's a little fellow, but every bit of that little is bad. [ Proverb ]

Take a hair of the same dog that bit you, and it will heal the wound. [ Proverb ]

Marta likes to talk about sensuality, but I don't think she would know sensuality if it bit her on the ass." [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]

Not to be provoked is best; but if moved, never correct till the fume is spent; for every stroke our fury strikes is sure to bit ourselves at last. [ William Penn ]

There are many arts among men, the knowledge of which is acquired bit by bit by experience. For it is experience that causes our life to move forward by the skill we acquire, while want of experience subjects us to the effects of chance. [ Plato ]

As a general rule, people who flagrantly pretend to anything are the reverse of that which they pretend to. A man who sets up for a saint is sure to be a sinner; and a man who boasts that he is a sinner is sure to have some feeble, maudlin, snivelling bit of saintship about him which is enough to make him a humbug. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]

There is a hand that has no heart in it, there is a claw or paw, a flipper or fin, a bit of wet cloth to take hold of, a piece of unbaked dough on the cook's trencher, a cold clammy thing we recoil from, or greedy clutch with the heat of sin, which we drop as a burning coal. What a scale from the talon to the horn of plenty, is this human palmleaf! Sometimes it is what a knifeshaped, thin-bladed tool we dare not grasp, or like a poisonous thing we shake off, or unclean member, which, white as it may look, we feel polluted by! [ C. A. Bartol ]

bit in Scrabble®

The word bit is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 5

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bit in Words With Friends™

The word bit is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 6

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bitt bitter bitterhearted bitterheartedness

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petabit petabits

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