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bit1 British & World English

A small piece, part, or quantity of something

bit2 British & World English

past of bite.

bit3 British & World English

A mouthpiece, typically made of metal, which is attached to a bridle and used to control a horse

bit4 British & World English

A unit of information expressed as either a 0 or 1 in binary notation

a bit in bit1 British & World English

A short time or distance

bit in bite British & World English

Use the teeth to cut into (something)

the biter bitten British & World English

Used to indicate that someone is being treated in the same way that they have treated others, typically badly

a nasty piece of work British & World English

An unpleasant or untrustworthy person

a bit British & World English

Somewhat; to some extent

two-bit British & World English

Insignificant, cheap, or worthless

bit part British & World English

A small acting role in a play or a film

bit rate British & World English

The number of bits per second that can be transmitted along a digital network

frog's-bit British & World English

A floating freshwater plant with creeping stems that bear clusters of small rounded leaves

shell bit British & World English

A gouge-shaped boring bit

stop bit British & World English

(In asynchronous data transfers) one of a pattern of bits which indicate the end of a character or of the whole transmission

do one's bit in bit1 British & World English

Make a useful contribution to an effort or cause

centre bit British & World English

A drill bit with a central point and side cutters

devil's bit British & World English

Any of a number of wild plants with a very short rootstock, said in folklore to have been bitten off by the devil, in particular:

parity bit British & World English

A bit which acts as a check on a set of binary values, calculated in such a way that the number of 1s in the set plus the parity bit should always be even (or occasionally, should always be odd)

sheep's-bit British & World English

A blue-flowered European plant which resembles a scabious

quantum bit British & World English

The basic unit of information in a quantum computer

on the bit in bit3 British & World English

(Of a horse) ridden with a light but firm contact on the mouth

on the bit British & World English

(Of a horse) ridden with a light but firm contact on the mouth

a bit much in much British & World English

Somewhat excessive or unreasonable

a bit much British & World English

Somewhat excessive or unreasonable

wait-a-bit British & World English

An African bush with hooked thorns that catch the clothing, in particular an acacia

a bit of a —— in bit1 British & World English

Used to suggest that something is not severe or extreme, or is the case only to a limited extent

bit of fluff in bit1 British & World English

A woman regarded in sexual terms

off the bit in bit3 British & World English

(Of a horse) ridden on a loose rein to allow it to gallop freely

bit of fluff British & World English

A woman regarded in sexual terms

do one's bit British & World English

Make a useful contribution to an effort or cause

off the bit British & World English

(Of a horse) ridden on a loose rein to allow it to gallop freely

every bit as in every British & World English

(In comparisons) quite as

every bit as British & World English

(In comparisons) quite as

quite a lot in quite British & World English

A considerable number or amount of something

bit of rough in rough British & World English

A male sexual partner whose toughness or lack of sophistication is a source of attraction

bit of rough British & World English

A male sexual partner whose toughness or lack of sophistication is a source of attraction

threepenny bit British & World English

A coin worth three old pence (114 p)

a bit thick in thick British & World English

Unfair or unreasonable

a bit thick British & World English

Unfair or unreasonable

above the bit in bit3 British & World English

(Of a horse) carrying its head too high so that it evades correct contact with the bit

behind the bit in bit3 British & World English

(Of a horse) carrying its head with the chin tucked in so that it evades contact with the bit

above the bit British & World English

(Of a horse) carrying its head too high so that it evades correct contact with the bit

behind the bit British & World English

(Of a horse) carrying its head with the chin tucked in so that it evades contact with the bit

the biter bitten in bite British & World English

Used to indicate that someone is being treated in the same way that they have treated others, typically badly

bit error rate British & World English

The rate at which errors occur in the transmission of digital data


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