1》 a small piece, quantity, or extent of something.
2》 informal a set of actions or ideas associated with a specific activity: she did her theatrical bit.
3》 informal a girl or young woman.
4》 N. Amer. informal a unit of 12 1/2 cents (used only in even multiples).
a bit somewhat.
bit by bit gradually.
a bit of a ——
1》 used to suggest that something is not severe or extreme: a bit of an accident.
2》 denoting a young person or one of slight build: a bit of a girl.
a bit of all right Brit. informal an attractive or pleasing person or thing.
bit of fluff (or skirt or stuff) Brit. informal a woman regarded in sexual terms.
bit on the side Brit. informal
1》 a person with whom one is unfaithful to one's partner.
2》 money earned outside one's normal job.
do one's bit informal make a useful contribution.
in bits Brit. informal very upset or emotionally affected.
to bits
1》 into pieces.
2》 informal very much.
OE bita 'bite, mouthful', of Gmc origin.
past of bite.
1》 a metal mouthpiece attached to a bridle, used to control a horse.
2》 a tool or piece for boring or drilling.
    ↘the cutting or gripping part of a plane, pincers, or other tool.
3》 the part of a key that engages with the lock lever.
4》 the copper head of a soldering iron.
verb put a bit into the mouth of (a horse).
get (or take or have) the bit between (or N. Amer. in) one's teeth begin to tackle a task in a determined way.
-bitted adjective
OE bite 'biting, a bite', of Gmc origin.
noun Computing a unit of information expressed as either a 0 or 1 in binary notation.
1940s: blend of binary and digit.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.


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