Definition of Bit

  • (v.) The part of a bridle, usually of iron, which is inserted in the mouth of a horse, and having appendages to which the reins are fastened.
  • (v.) Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
  • (v. t.) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
  • () imp. & p. p. of Bite.
  • (v.) A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite.
  • (v.) Somewhat; something, but not very great.
  • (v.) A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
  • (v.) The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
  • (v.) The cutting iron of a plane.
  • (v.) In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents.
  • () 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
  • (imp.) of Bite
  • () of Bite

Antonyms of Bit

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Homophones of Bit