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Definition of Bit

Bit

  1. 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.
  2. Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
  3. To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
  4. imp. & p. p. of Bite.
  5. 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.
  6. Somewhat; something, but not very great.
  7. A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
  8. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
  9. The cutting iron of a plane.
  10. 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.
  11. 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
  12. of Bite
  13. of Bite
  14. In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
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Bit Translations

bit in Dutch is beting
bit in Portuguese is bocado
bit in Swedish is stump