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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.
The foamy bridle with the bit of gold. --Chaucer.
2. Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
Bit, n. In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
Bit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bitted p. pr. & vb. n. Bitting.] To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
Bit, imp. & p. p. of Bite.
1. 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.
2. Somewhat; something, but not very great.
My young companion was a bit of a poet. --T. Hook.
Note: ☞ This word is used, also, like jot and whit, to express the smallest degree; as, he is not a bit wiser.
3. A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
4. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
5. The cutting iron of a plane.
6. 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.
Bit my bit, piecemeal.
Bit, 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth. [Obs.]
Bite v. t. [imp. Bit p. p. Bitten Bit; p. pr. & vb. n. Biting.]
1. To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
Such smiling rogues as these,
Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain. --Shak.
2. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
3. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth. “Frosts do bite the meads.”
4. To cheat; to trick; to take in. [Colloq.]
5. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
The last screw of the rack having been turned so often that its purchase crumbled, . . . it turned and turned with nothing to bite. --Dickens.
To bite the dust, To bite the ground, to fall in the agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust.
To bite in Etching, to corrode or eat into metallic plates by means of an acid.
To bite the thumb at (any one), formerly a mark of contempt, designed to provoke a quarrel; to defy. “Do you bite your thumb at us?” --Shak.
To bite the tongue, to keep silence. --Shak.
n 1: a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper" [syn: spot]
2: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a
bit of rock caught him in the eye" [syn: chip, flake,
3: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only
takes a minute"; "in just a bit" [syn: moment, minute,
4: an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he
had a bit of good luck" [syn: piece]
5: 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: 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: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left
was a bit of bread" [syn: morsel, bite]
8: a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
9: 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" [syn: act, routine, number, turn]
10: 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"
[also: bitting, bitted]
n 1: a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
2: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left
was a bit of bread" [syn: morsel, bit]
3: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger
into skin [syn: sting, insect bite]
4: a light informal meal [syn: collation, snack]
5: (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after
fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
6: wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with
typical pungency"; "the bite of satire" [syn: pungency]
7: a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard";
"the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange
spices" [syn: pungency, sharpness]
8: the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
9: a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly
bite from my paycheck"
v 1: to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or
jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her" [syn: seize
2: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun
burned his face" [syn: sting, burn]
3: penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the
4: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday" [syn: sting,
[also: bitten, bit]
[also: bitting, bitted]
the curb put into the mouths of horses to restrain them. The
Hebrew word (metheg) so rendered in Ps. 32:9 is elsewhere
translated "bridle" (2 Kings 19:28; Prov. 26:3; Isa. 37:29).
Bits were generally made of bronze or iron, but sometimes also
of gold or silver. In James 3:3 the Authorized Version
translates the Greek word by "bits," but the Revised Version by