Bit - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a small fragment of something broken off from the whole (syn: chip, flake, fleck, scrap)
- an indefinitely short time (syn: minute, mo, moment, second)
- an instance of some kind (syn: piece)
- piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
- a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states
- a small amount of solid food; a mouthful (syn: bite, morsel)
- a small fragment (syn: snatch)
- a short performance that is part of a longer program (syn: act, number, routine, turn)
- the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
- the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press
He's into jogging, squash, aerobics, the whole exercise bit.
He is a bit long in the tooth.
Could you turn the TV up a bit?
That's a bit odd.
'Are you sorry to be leaving?' 'Yes, I am a bit.'
Aren't you being a little bit unfair?
I think you're a bit too young to be watching this.
She looks a bit like my sister.
I feel a bit better now.
I used to act a bit when I was younger.
I may need a bit of help.
He still likes to do a bit of gardening.
I want to spend a bit of time with him before he goes.
With a bit of luck we should have finished by five o'clock.
Everyone needs a little bit of encouragement.