A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior: got tired of the macho bit. Informal An amount equal to one eighth of a dollar: two bits.
The part of a key that enters the lock and engages the bolt and tumblers. The tip of the mouthpiece on a pipe or a cigarette or cigar holder.
The metal mouthpiece of a bridle, serving to control, curb, and direct an animal. Idiom: have/take the bit in one's teeth To be uncontrollable; cast off restraint.
(bit) n. Computers A binary digit, having either the value 0 or 1, used to store or represent data. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.
3. informalUSandCanadian the value of an eighth of a dollar: spoken of only in units of two: two bits. 6. informal way of behaving, esp one intended to create a particular impression: she's doing the prima donna bit.
b. A considerable amount: that must take quite a bit of courage. 11. a bit on the side informal an extramarital affair.
1. the mouthpiece of a bridle, having fittings at each end to which the reins are fastened. 5. the wide portion at the end of an ordinary key that moves the bolt.
Idioms: 1. Chafe or champ at the bit, to become impatient and restless because of delay. 2. take the bit in or between one's teeth, to reject control; go one's a own way.
3. a stereotypic set of behaviors, attitudes, or actions associated with a particular role, situation, etc. An amount equivalent to 12½ cents (used only in even multiples): two bits.
(but) a single, basic unit of computer information, valued at either 0 or 1 to signal binary alternatives. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
(bit) The smallest unit of computer memory. A bit holds one of two possible values, either of the binary digits 0 or 1.
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Collins COULD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012 A steel rod inserted in a horse’s mouth and held in place by the rest of the bridle.
Horses are guided by means of reins (lines) attached to each side of the bit. While oxen could be guided from a ring in their nose, horses apparently did not respond well to that approach, and almost as soon as evidence of domestic horses first appeared in a region, the bit also appeared.
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farley clip art collection. 1 noun 5.little while, time, second, minute, moment, spell, instant, tick (Brit.
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Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009 “Mother,” said the child, “while you were talking with that lady in the bole, a big dog took a bite of my cake, and then I bit it also.
“And it is rarely more than three fut and a bit that there is, inn how, of the little would surrender Frenchman that lives just over the way, and that's an boggling and a goggling the hour day, (and bad luck to him, ) at the party windy Mistress Trace that's my own nixt-door neighbor, (God bliss her!) And a most particular find and acquaintance? I had of course long been used to a halter and a headstall, and to be led about in the fields and lanes quietly, but now I was to have a bit and bridle; my master gave me some oats as usual, and after a good deal of coaxing he got the bit into my mouth, and the bridle fixed, but it was a nasty thing! But it was a bit of bottle-glass, and because it sparkled the Darning-needle spoke to it, and gave herself out as a breast-pin.
“Then, if you don't mind, I'll go with you,” said the Lion, “for my life is simply unbearable without a bit of courage. “Though as to the yards and stuff to cure the breathing, if you brought that sort o' knowledge from distant parts, you might ha' been a bit freer of it. She was seated beside her little fire (consisting of a few red cinders and a bit of stick), busily knitting, with a small sackcloth cushion at her feet, placed for the accommodation of her gentle friend the cat, who was seated thereon, with her long tail half encircling her velvet paws, and her half-closed eyes dreamily gazing on the low, crooked fender. One or more of these animals entered the camps for three nights successively, and a bit several of the people. He bit, indeed, but did not bite long enough, and he jumped clear of the whisking tail, leaving Again torn and angry.