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Definitions of bit

  1. To put the bit in a horse's mouth; to restrain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To put a bridle upon; put a bit in the mouth of; restrain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To put the bit in the mouth:-pr.p. bitting: pa.p. bitted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To put the bit in the mouth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To put a bit in the mouth of; train to or control by the bit; curb; restrain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The cutting iron of a plane. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To put the bit in the mouth. See Bite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The iron mouthpiece of a bridle; a small piece of anything; a tool. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Bitting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. imp. & p. p. of Bite. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. imp. & p. p. of Bite. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A tool for boring; the metal mouthpiece of a bridle; the part of a key which enters the lock; the cutting blade of a plane; a small piece of anything; any small coin; anything that curbs or restrains. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. A bite, a morsel: a small piece: the smallest degree: a small tool for boring: the part of the bridle which the horse holds in his mouth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A small piece; small tool for boring; that part of a bridle which is in the horse's mouth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Imp. & pp. of BITE, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A wood - boring tool adapted to be used with a stock or brace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. The metallic mouthpiece of a bridle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A small piece, portion, or fragment; a little. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A morsel; a small piece; a whit or degree; an instrument for boring boles; the cutting part of a carpenter's plane; the iron part of the bridle put into a horse's mouth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Of the verb bite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Bitted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for bit

  1. I don't feel well a bit – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. A can do a bit for masel'. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
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