Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bit

11 senses of bit

Sense 1
spot, bit -- (a small piece or quantity of something; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"; "a bit of lint"; "I gave him a bit of my mind")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 2
bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap -- (a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye")
       => fragment -- (a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock")

Sense 3
moment, mo, minute, second, bit -- (an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit")
       => time -- (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time")

Sense 4
piece, bit -- (an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck")
       => case, instance, example -- (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")

Sense 5
bit -- (piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit")
       => stable gear, saddlery, tack -- (gear for a horse)

Sense 6
bit -- (a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; "there are 8 bits in a byte")
       => unit of measurement, unit -- (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")

Sense 7
morsel, bit, bite -- (a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread")
       => taste, mouthful -- (a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it")

Sense 8
snatch, bit -- (a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation")
       => fragment -- (an incomplete piece; "fragments of a play")

Sense 9
act, routine, number, turn, bit -- (a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did")
       => performance, public presentation -- (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")

Sense 10
bit -- (the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers)
       => part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")

Sense 11
bit -- (the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size bit")
       => cutting implement -- (a tool used for cutting or slicing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bite

4 senses of bite

Sense 1
bite, seize with teeth -- (to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her")
       => grip -- (hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel")
          Phrasal Verb-> bite off#1

Sense 2
bite, sting, burn -- (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 3
bite -- (penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 4
sting, bite, prick -- (deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

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