HyperDic: bit

English > 11 senses of the word bit:
NOUNquantitybit, spota small piece or quantity of something
objectbit, chip, flake, fleck, scrapa small fragment of something broken ... / broken off from the whole
timebit, moment, mo, minute, secondan indefinitely short time
eventbit, piecean instance of some kind
artifactbitpiece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
quantitybita unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit)
foodbit, morsel, bitea small amount of solid food
communicationbit, snatcha small fragment
communicationbit, act, routine, number, turna short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
artifactbitthe part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
artifactbitthe cutting part of a drill
bit > pronunciation
Soundsbih't
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA small piece or quantity of something.
Examples
  • "a bit of paper"
  • "a bit of lint"
  • "I gave him a bit of my mind"
Synonymspot
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishpedazo, trozo
Catalanbocí, tros, trosset
Adjectivesbitty(used informally) very small
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA small fragment of something broken ... / broken off from the whole.
Example"a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
Synonymschip, flake, fleck, scrap
Narrowermatchwoodfragments of wood
scale, scurf, exfoliationA thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
scurf(botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
splinter, sliverA small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
BroaderfragmentA piece broken ... / broken off or cut ... / cut off of something else
Spanishátomo, brizna, copo, fragmento, jirón, miaja, migaja, parte, pedazo, pizca, retazo, triza, trocito
Catalanàtom, bocí, gota, mica, miqueta, tros, trosset
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningAn indefinitely short time.
Example "in just a bit"
Synonymsmoment, mo, minute, second
Narrowerblink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minuteA very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
BroadertimeAn indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
Spanishinstante, minuto, momento, segundo
Catalaninstant, minut, moment, segon
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAn instance of some kind.
Example "he had a bit of good luck"
Synonympiece
Broadercase, instance, exampleAn occurrence of something
Catalanfragment, tall, tros
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningPiece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding.
Example"the horse was not accustomed to a bit"
Part ofbridleheadgear for a horse
NarrowerPelhamA bit with a bar mouthpiece that is designed to combine a curb and snaffle
bar bitA bit for horses that is a solid bar of metal
bridoonA bit resembling a snaffle bit
curb, curb bitA horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
snaffle, snaffle bitA simple jointed bit for a horse
Broaderstable gear, saddlery, tackgear for a horse
Spanishbocado
Catalanmos
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningA unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states.
Example"there are 8 bits in a byte"
Part ofbyteA sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
Narrowerparity bit, parity, check bit(computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's
Broaderunit of measurement, unitAny division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
Spanishbit
Catalanbit
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 7, food
MeaningA small amount of solid food; a mouthful.
Example"all they had left was a bit of bread"
Synonymsmorsel, bite
Narrowerchew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wadA wad of something chewable as tobacco
crumbsmall piece of e.g. bread or cake
sop, sopsPiece of solid food for dipping in a liquid / liquid
Broadertaste, mouthfulA small amount eaten or drunk
Spanishbocado, gota, porción
Catalanbocí, engruna, mos, tros
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA small fragment.
Synonymsnatch
BroaderfragmentAn incomplete piece
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program.
Synonymsact, routine, number, turn
Narrowershow-stopper, showstopper, stopperAn act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
Broaderperformance, public presentationA dramatic or musical entertainment
Spanishacto, bit, número
Catalanacte, bit, número
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningThe part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers.
Part ofkeymetal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
English > bit: 11 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningThe cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press.
Example"he looked around for the right size bit"
Part ofdrillA tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
Partsshankcylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill
Narrowerbur, burrsmall bit used in dentistry or surgery
center bit, centre bitA bit with a sharp center point for guidance and two side cutters
chamfer bitA bit that is used for beveling
counterbore, countersink, countersink bitA bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole
drilling bit, drill bitA bit used in drilling for oil
expansion bit, expansive bitA bit with a cutting blade that can be adjusted to different sizes
pilot bitA small bit that drills a first hole to guide a larger drill
spade bitA thin bit with a center point and cutting edges on either side
twist bit, twist drillA bit or drill having deep helical grooves
Broadercutting implementA tool used for cutting / cutting or slicing
Spanishbroca

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