Synonyms of bit in English:



  • 1 a bit of cake bits of broken glass add a bit of salt
    small portion, small piece, piece, portion, segment, section, part; chunk, lump, hunk, slice; fragment, scrap, shred, flake, chip, shaving, paring, crumb, grain, fleck, speck; spot, drop, pinch, dash, soupçon, modicum, dollop; morsel, mouthful, spoonful, bite, taste, gobbet, sample; iota, jot, tittle, whit, atom, particle, scintilla, mote, trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge; shard, sliver; snippet, snatch, extract, excerpt
    informal smidgen, smidge, tad
    Australian/New Zealand informal skerrick
    North American rare smitch
  • 2 wait a bit
    moment, minute, second, little while, short time
    informal sec, jiffy, jiff
    British informal mo, tick, two ticks
  • Phrases

    a bit

    he came back looking a bit annoyed
    [Antonyms] very extremely
    rathera littlefairlyslightlysomewhatrelativelyquiteto some degree/extentcomparativelymoderately informalprettysort ofkind ofkindaa tadish

    bits and bobs/pieces

    there are a number of openings and storage areas for all sorts of bits and bobsodds and endsoddmentsstuffparaphernaliathingsmiscellaneabric-a-bracsundriesknick-knackssouvenirskeepsakesmementoeslumberflotsam and jetsam informaljunkBritish informalodds and sodsgubbinsclobber vulgar slangcrapshit archaicrummagetruck rareknick-knackery

    bit by bit

    bit by bit the truth started to emergegraduallylittle by littlein stagesstep by stepslowlyone step at a timepiecemeal

    do one's bit

    I try to do my bit for the childrenassisthelplend a handbe of servicegive one's supportgive one's backingcontributechip inthrow in one's lotparticipatetake partjoin inget involved informalpitch inplay balltag alongget in on the actBritish informalmuck inget stuck in

    in a bit

    I'll see you in a bitsoonin a (little) whilein a secondin a minutein a momentin a tricein a flashshortlyin a short timein (less than) no timein no time at allbefore you know itbefore longdirectlyNorth Americanmomentarily informalin a jiffyin two shakesin two shakes of a lamb's tailBritish informalin a tickin two ticksin a moNorth American informalin a snap archaic or informalanon literaryere long

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