bit bit  /ˈbɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small piece or quantity of something
  2. (n) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
  3. (n) an indefinitely short time
  4. (n) an instance of some kind
  5. (n) piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
  6. (n) a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states
  7. (n) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
  8. (n) a small fragment
  9. (n) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
  10. (n) the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
  11. (n) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press
  12. (n) a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  13. (n) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
  14. (n) a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  15. (n) a light informal meal
  16. (n) (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait
  17. (n) wit having a sharp and caustic quality
  18. (n) a strong odor or taste property
  19. (n) the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
  20. (n) a portion removed from the whole
  21. (v) to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
  22. (v) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
  23. (v) penetrate or cut, as with a knife
  24. (v) deliver a sting to

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Usage(s):

  1. It looks really weird and a bit freaky.
  2. The plum first spot of the night goes to a straight-run-up-the-middle bit of guy humor.
  3. This smells a bit of desperation.

News

  1. West Palm man bit by fox, treated for rabies

    A West Palm Beach man is undergoing rabies treatments as a precaution after he was bit by a fox Thursday evening.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  2. Chesterfield woman bit by rabid fox near Brandermill

    A fox that bit a Chesterfield woman near her Brandermill home has tested positive for rabies.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond

  3. Janesville police looking for dog that bit woman

    Janesville Police are looking for the dog that bit a woman Thursday around 1 p.m., according to a release. Officials said the dog approached the woman from the south near Mineral Point and North Oakhill and bit her in the lower right leg. The dog is described as a small, blackish-gray shitzu-type dog with no collar or tags, according to the release. The release stated the woman was treated at a ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

Quotes

  1. "We played I think well at 2-1, but after the third goal it was a little bit disappointing," Capello said. "Germany is a big team. They played a good game."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source: The Associated Press

  2. London Mayor Boris Johnson said in a radio interview, "I do think there's something slightly worrying about the anti-British rhetoric that seems to be permeating from America. I would like to see a bit of cool heads rather than endlessly...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Boris Johnson Source: Korea Times

  3. "He got quite a bit of consideration, I love watching that guy pitch," Manuel said on TBS Sunday. "He has got a great future. He is going be an All-Star for a long time. What does he have, five starts? I just felt there are other guys who...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Charlie Manuel Source: FanHouse

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