English noun: bit
|1.||bit (quantity) a small piece or quantity of something|
|Samples||A spot of tea.|
A bit of paper.
A bit of lint.
I gave him a bit of my mind.
|Broader (hypernym)||small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity|
|2.||bit (object) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole|
|Samples||A bit of rock caught him in the eye.|
|Synonyms||chip, flake, fleck, scrap|
|Narrower (hyponym)||exfoliation, matchwood, scale, scurf, scurf, sliver, splinter|
|3.||bit (time) an indefinitely short time|
|Samples||Wait just a moment.|
In a mo.
It only takes a minute.
In just a bit.
|Synonyms||minute, mo, moment, second|
|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|
|Samples||It was a nice piece of work.|
He had a bit of good luck.
|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|
|Samples||The 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|
|6.||bit (quantity) a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states|
|Samples||There are 8 bits in a byte.|
|Broader (hypernym)||unit, unit of measurement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||check bit, parity, parity bit|
|7.||bit (food) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful|
|Samples||All they had left was a bit of bread.|
|Broader (hypernym)||mouthful, taste|
|Narrower (hyponym)||chaw, chew, crumb, cud, plug, quid, sop, sops, wad|
|8.||bit (communication) a small fragment|
|Samples||Overheard snatches of their conversation.|
|9.||bit (communication) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program|
|Samples||He did his act three times every evening.|
She had a catchy little routine.
It was one of the best numbers he ever did.
|Synonyms||act, 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|
|11.||bit (artifact) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press|
|Samples||He 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|