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bit

 
Noun bit has 10 senses
  1. spot, bit - a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
    --1 is a kind of small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
  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"
    --2 is a kind of fragment
    --2 has particulars:
     matchwood; scale, scurf, exfoliation; scurf; splinter, sliver, flinders
  3. moment, minute, second, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
    --3 is a kind of time
    --3 has particulars:
     blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
  4. piece, bit - an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
    --4 is a kind of case, instance, example
  5. bit - 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"
    --5 is a kind of
    stable gear, saddlery, tack
    --5 is a part of bridle
    --5 has particulars:
     bar bit; bridoon; curb, curb bit; Pelham; snaffle, snaffle bit
  6. 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"
    --6 is a kind of
    unit of measurement, unit
    --6 is a part of byte
    --6 has particulars: parity bit, parity, check bit
  7. morsel, bit, bite - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
    --7 is a kind of taste, mouthful
    --7 has particulars:
     chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad; crumb; sop, sops
  8. snatch, bit - a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
    --8 is a kind of fragment
  9. act, routine, number, turn, bit - a short theatrical 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"
    --9 is a kind of performance, public presentation
    --9 has particulars: show-stopper, showstopper, stopper
  10. bit - 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"
    --10 is a kind of
    cutting implement
    --10 is a part of drill
    --10 has part: shank
    --10 has particulars:
     bur, burr; center bit, centre bit; chamfer bit; counterbore, countersink, countersink bit; drilling bit, drill bit; expansion bit, expansive bit; pilot bit; spade bit; twist bit, twist drill
Verb bite has 4 senses
  1. bite, seize with teeth - to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
    --1 is one way to grip
    Derived forms: noun bite1, noun bite8, noun biter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. bite, sting, burn - cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
    --2 is one way to ache, smart, hurt
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. bite - penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
    --3 is one way to
    pierce
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. sting, bite, prick - deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
    --4 is one way to pierce
    Derived form: noun bite3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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