Synonyms for 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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