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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 in bite US English

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

a bit in bit1 US English

A fair amount

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

frog's-bit US English

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

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

Gradually

not a bit US English

Not at all

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

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

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

wait-a-bit US English

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

a bit much US English

Somewhat excessive or unreasonable

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

bit of rough US English

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

every bit as US English

(In comparisons) equally as

threepenny bit US English

A coin worth three old pence (114 p)

a bit thick US English

Unfair or unreasonable

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

do one's bit in bit1 US English

Make a useful contribution to an effort or cause

not a bit in bit1 US English

Not at all

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

off the bit in bit3 US English

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

on the bit in bit3 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 in much US English

Somewhat excessive or unreasonable

a bit thick in thick US English

Unfair or unreasonable

quite a lot in quite US English

A considerable number or amount of something

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

above the bit in bit3 US English

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

every bit as in every US English

(In comparisons) equally as

bit of rough in rough US English

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

behind the bit in bit3 US English

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


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