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Definition of bit:

  1. 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
  2. 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.
  3. A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
  4. Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
  5. imp. & p. p. of Bite.
  6. In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
  7. In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin ( as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 12 cents; also, the sum of 12 12 cents.
  8. Somewhat; something, but not very great.
  9. The cutting iron of a plane.
  10. 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.
  11. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
  12. To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.

Synonyms:

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