bit


bit
bit
bit1 [bit]
n.
[ME < OE bite, a bite < bītan, BITE]
1. the part of a bridle that goes into a horse's mouth, used to control the horse: see BRIDLE
2. anything that curbs or controls
3. the part of a pipestem held in the mouth: see PIPE
4. the part of a key that actually turns the lock
5. the cutting part of any tool, as the blade of a plane
6. a drilling or boring tool for use in a brace, drill press, etc.: see DRILL1
vt.
bitted, bitting
1.
a) to put a bit into the mouth of (a horse)
b) to train to the bit
2. to check or curb
3. to make the bit on (a key)
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take the bit in one's teeth or get the bit in one's teeth
1. to clench the bit between the teeth, so that it fails to restrain: said of horses
2. to be beyond control
bit2 [bit]
n.
[ME bite < OE bita, a piece, morsel, bit < bitan, to BITE]
1.
a) a small piece or quantity
b) a small extent or limited degree: often used with a and having adverbial force [a bit bored]
c) a short time; moment [wait a bit ]
2. [orig. used of a small silver coin worth 1/ 8 of the Spanish peso (hence, normally 12 1/ 2 cents)] Informal an amount equal to 121/ 2 cents: now usually in two bits, four bits, etc.
3.
a) a small part or short performance in a play or entertainment
b) Informal any stereotyped or repeated action, expression, etc. [resorting to the aggrieved bit]
adj.
very small [a bit role]
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bit by bit
little by little; gradually
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do one's bit
to do one's share
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every bit
altogether; entirely
bit3 [bit]
vt., vi.
pt. & alt. pp. of BITE
bit4 [bit]
n.
[b(inary) (dig)it]
1. a single digit in a binary number system
2. a unit of information equal to the amount of information obtained by learning which of two equally likely events occurred

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