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Definition 1: the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked around for the right size bit

(bit is a kind of ...) a tool used for cutting or slicing

(... is a kind of bit ) small bit used in dentistry or surgery

(... is a kind of bit ) a thin bit with a center point and cutting edges on either side

(... is a kind of bit ) a small bit that drills a first hole to guide a larger drill

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit with a cutting blade that can be adjusted to different sizes

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit used in drilling for oil

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit that is used for beveling

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit with a sharp center point for guidance and two side cutters

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit or drill having deep helical grooves

(bit is a part of ...) cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill

(... is part of bit) a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

Definition 2: piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the horse was not accustomed to a bit

(bit is a kind of ...) gear for a horse

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit for horses that is a solid bar of metal

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit resembling a snaffle bit; used with a separate curb

(... is a kind of bit ) a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

(... is a kind of bit ) a bit with a bar mouthpiece that is designed to combine a curb and snaffle

(... is a kind of bit ) a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb

(... is part of bit) headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control

Definition 3: the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers - [noun denoting artifact]

(bit is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is part of bit) metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

Definition 4: a short performance that is part of a longer program - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for bit in the sense of this definition

(bit is a kind of ...) a dramatic or musical entertainment

"they listened to ten different performances" "the play ran for 100 performances" "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"

(... is a kind of bit ) an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

Definition 5: a small fragment - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • overheard snatches of their conversation

Synonyms for bit in the sense of this definition

(bit is a kind of ...) an incomplete piece

"fragments of a play"

Definition 6: an instance of some kind - [noun denoting event]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a nice piece of work
  • he had a bit of good luck

Synonyms for bit in the sense of this definition

(bit is a kind of ...) an occurrence of something

"it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

Definition 7: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful - [noun denoting food]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all they had left was a bit of bread

Synonyms for bit in the sense of this definition

(bit is a kind of ...) a small amount eaten or drunk

"take a taste--you'll like it"

(... is a kind of bit ) a wad of something chewable as tobacco

(... is a kind of bit ) small piece of e.g. bread or cake

(... is a kind of bit ) piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid

Definition 8: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole - [noun denoting object]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

Synonyms for bit in the sense of this definition

(bit is a kind of ...) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

(... is a kind of bit ) fragments of wood

"it was smashed into matchwood"

(... is a kind of bit ) a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

(... is a kind of bit ) (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts

(... is a kind of bit ) a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

"he got a splinter in his finger" "it broke into slivers"

Definition 9: a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there are 8 bits in a byte

(bit is a kind of ...) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

"the dollar is the United States unit of currency" "a unit of wheat is a bushel" "change per unit volume"

(... is a kind of bit ) (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

(... is part of bit) a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information

Definition 10: a small piece or quantity of something - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a spot of tea
  • a bit of paper
  • a bit of lint
  • I gave him a bit of my mind

Synonyms for bit in the sense of this definition

(bit is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 11: an indefinitely short time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where bit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wait just a moment
  • in a mo
  • it only takes a minute
  • in just a bit

Synonyms for bit in the sense of this definition

(bit is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of bit ) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

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