Synonyms of bit


1. spot, bit, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount

usage: 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"

2. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap, fragment

usage: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

3. moment, mo, minute, second, bit, time

usage: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

4. piece, bit, case, instance, example

usage: an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"

5. bit, stable gear, saddlery, tack

usage: 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"

6. bit, unit of measurement, unit

usage: 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"

7. morsel, bit, bite, taste, mouthful

usage: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"

8. snatch, bit, fragment

usage: a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"

9. act, routine, number, turn, bit, performance, public presentation

usage: 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"

10. bit, part, portion

usage: the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers

11. bit, cutting implement

usage: 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"


1. bite, seize with teeth, grip

usage: to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"

2. bite, sting, burn, ache, smart, hurt

usage: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"

3. bite, pierce

usage: penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"

4. sting, bite, prick, pierce

usage: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

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Definition and meaning of bit (Dictionary)