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bit1 US English

A small piece, part, or quantity of something

bit2 US English

Past of bite.

bit3 US English

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

bit4 US English

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

bit US Thesaurus

a bit of bread

a bit in bit1 US English

A fair amount

bit in bite US English

(Of a person or animal) use the teeth to cut into something in order to eat it

a bit US English

Somewhat; to some extent

two-bit US English

Insignificant, cheap, or worthless

bit part US English

A small acting role in a play or a movie

bit rate US English

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

shell bit US English

A gouge-shaped boring bit

stop bit US English

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

bit by bit US English


not a bit US English

Not at all

center bit US English

A tool for boring cylindrical holes

devil's bit US English

A North American plant of the lily family bearing tightly packed spikes of white flowers

frog's-bit US English

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

parity bit US English

A bit that 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)

quantum bit US English

The basic unit of information in a quantum computer

sheep's-bit US English

A blue-flowered European plant which resembles a scabious

on the bit US English

(Of a horse) ridden with a light but firm contact on the mouth, and accepting the bit in a calm and relaxed manner

a bit much US English

Somewhat excessive or unreasonable

wait-a-bit US English

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

do one's bit US English

Make a useful contribution to an effort or cause

off the bit US English

(Of a horse) ridden on a loose rein to allow it to gallop freely, especially at the end of a race

every bit as US English

(In comparisons) equally as

bit of rough US English

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

a bit thick US English

Unfair or unreasonable

threepenny bit US English

A coin worth three old pence (114 p)

a bit of a — US English

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

above the bit US English

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

behind the bit US English

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

bit error rate US English

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

brace and bit US English

A revolving tool with a D-shaped crank handle for boring

chomp at the bit US English

Be restless and impatient to start doing something

least significant bit US English

The bit in a binary number that is of the lowest numerical value

most significant bit US English

The bit in a binary number that is of the greatest numerical value

quite a lot US English

A considerable number or amount of something

rich US English

(Of a remark) causing ironic amusement or indignation

take the bit in one's teeth US English

Begin to tackle a problem or task in a determined or independent way

lad US English

A man who is boisterously macho in his behavior or actions, especially one who is interested in sexual conquest

bitwise US English

Designating an operator in a programming language that manipulates the individual bits in a byte or word

curb bit in curb US English

A type of bit that is widely used in western riding. In English riding it is usually only used with a snaffle as part of a double bridle

tidbit US English

A small piece of tasty food

a bit in bit US Thesaurus

he's a bit forgetful

with luck US English

Expressing the hope that something will happen in the way described

a bit of a — in bit1 US English

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

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