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English noun: bit

1. bit (quantity) a small piece or quantity of something


SamplesA spot of tea.
A bit of paper.
A bit of lint.
I gave him a bit of my mind.


Synonymsspot


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

2. bit (object) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole


SamplesA bit of rock caught him in the eye.


Synonymschip, flake, fleck, scrap


Broader (hypernym)fragment


Narrower (hyponym)exfoliation, matchwood, scale, scurf, scurf, sliver, splinter

3. bit (time) an indefinitely short time


SamplesWait just a moment.
In a mo.
It only takes a minute.
In just a bit.


Synonymsminute, mo, moment, second


Broader (hypernym)time


Narrower (hyponym)blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink

4. bit (event) an instance of some kind


SamplesIt was a nice piece of work.
He had a bit of good luck.


Synonymspiece


Broader (hypernym)case, example, instance

5. bit (artifact) piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding


SamplesThe horse was not accustomed to a bit.


Broader (hypernym)saddlery, stable gear, tack


Narrower (hyponym)bar bit, bridoon, curb, curb bit, Pelham, snaffle, snaffle bit


Part meronymbridle

6. bit (quantity) a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states


SamplesThere are 8 bits in a byte.


Broader (hypernym)unit, unit of measurement


Narrower (hyponym)check bit, parity, parity bit


Part meronymbyte

7. bit (food) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful


SamplesAll they had left was a bit of bread.


Synonymsbite, morsel


Broader (hypernym)mouthful, taste


Narrower (hyponym)chaw, chew, crumb, cud, plug, quid, sop, sops, wad

8. bit (communication) a small fragment


SamplesOverheard snatches of their conversation.


Synonymssnatch


Broader (hypernym)fragment

9. bit (communication) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program


SamplesHe did his act three times every evening.
She had a catchy little routine.
It was one of the best numbers he ever did.


Synonymsact, number, routine, turn


Broader (hypernym)performance, public presentation


Narrower (hyponym)show-stopper, showstopper, stopper

10. bit (artifact) the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Part meronymkey

11. bit (artifact) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press


SamplesHe looked around for the right size bit.


Broader (hypernym)cutting implement


Narrower (hyponym)bur, burr, center bit, centre bit, chamfer bit, counterbore, countersink, countersink bit, drill bit, drilling bit, expansion bit, expansive bit, pilot bit, spade bit, twist bit, twist drill


Part holonymshank


Part meronymdrill









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