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