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Another word for bit

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Noun
  1. An instrument or means of restraining

      1. A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
      2. To put on or control with a snaffle.
      1. The act of restraining:
      2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
      3. An influence that inhibits or restrains:
      1. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
      2. A strap or cord attached to a harness worn by a small child, used to prevent the child from wandering off.
      3. A strap, cord, or other line used to keep an object close to its user or in a designated location.
      1. A harness, consisting of a headstall, bit, and reins, fitted about a horse's head and used to restrain or guide the animal.
      2. A curb or check:
      3. A span of chain, wire, or rope that can be secured at both ends to an object and slung from its center point.
      1. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
      2. Something that slows or stops action.
      3. To reduce the speed of with or as if with a brake.
    See also:

    restraint

  2. A tiny amount

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. The least bit; an iota:
      1. Something of little importance or value.
      2. A small amount; a jot.
      3. A dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake soaked in sherry, rum, or brandy and topped with layers of jam or jelly, custard, and whipped cream.
      1. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
      2. The tiniest bit; an iota.
      1. A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
      2. A tiny amount; a bit:
      3. To mark with specks.
      1. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
      1. A long irregular strip that is cut or torn off.
      2. A small amount; a particle:
      3. To cut or tear into shreds.
      1. An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains.
      3. A minute part or amount.
      1. A small piece or bit; a fragment.
      2. Leftover bits of food.
      3. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
      1. A very small piece or part; a tiny portion or speck.
      2. A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
      3. A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains (28.35 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight, equal to 480 grains (31.103 grams).
      3. A fluid ounce.
      1. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
      2. A scrap; a bit.
      1. The smallest particle of a substance that retains the chemical and physical properties of the substance and is composed of two or more atoms; a group of like or different atoms held together by chemical forces.
      2. A small particle; a tiny bit.
      1. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      1. In the United States,160 of a fluid dram (0.0616 milliliter).
      2. In Great Britain,120 of a scruple (0.0592 milliliter).
      3. A half note.
      1. The smallest bit; iota.
      2. To write down briefly or hastily:
      1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
      2. A very small amount; a bit:
      1. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united:
      2. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
      3. A cereal grass:
      1. A small part broken off or detached.
      2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
      3. A sentence fragment.
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to18 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
      3. A small draft:
      1. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
      2. Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
      3. The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper:
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. To apply with short poking strokes:
      2. To cover lightly with or as if with a moist substance:
      3. To rub or pat (something) lightly:
      1. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
      2. A small fragment, scrap, or portion:
      3. The soft inner portion of bread.
    See also:

    big

  3. A small portion of food

      1. To cut, grip, or tear with or as if with the teeth.
      2. To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.
      3. To sting with a stinger.
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      1. The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time.
      2. A small amount to be tasted or eaten.
      3. A long word, name, or phrase that is difficult to pronounce.
      1. A small piece of food.
      2. A tasty delicacy; a tidbit.
      3. A small amount; a piece:
      1. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
      2. A small fragment, scrap, or portion:
      3. The soft inner portion of bread.
    See also:

    big

  4. A usually brief detail of news or information

      1. An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events:
      2. An anecdote:
      3. A lie:
      1. A small firecracker.
      2. A broken firecracker that burns but does not explode.
      3. A brief satirical or witty writing or speech, such as a lampoon.
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      1. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
      2. A mark (¶) used to indicate where a new paragraph should begin or to serve as a reference mark.
      3. A brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper.
      1. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
      2. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.
      3. An entry in an account.
    See also:

    words

  5. A rather short period

      1. A period of time:
      2. The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
      3. As long as; during the time that:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
      2. To constitute the letters of (a word):
      3. To add up to; signify:
      1. A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
      2. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
      3. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.
    See also:

    big

  6. A particular kind of activity

      1. A set of customary or unchanging and often mechanically performed activities or procedures:
      2. The practice of such activities or procedures:
      3. A scripted piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater:
    See also:

    action

Verb
  1. To control, restrict, or arrest

    See also:

    restraint

Another word for bit

Noun
  1. A small quantity

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. A small dark speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly.
      2. A minute or insignificant spot.
      3. To mark or foul with flyspecks.
      1. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
      1. (Canada) A native of Smithers, British Columbia.
      1. A trifling amount of money.
      1. plural form of peanut
      2. A very small or insufficient amount (especially of a salary).
      1. To grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly:
      2. To steal, especially quickly or with a sudden movement.
      3. To kidnap (someone).
      1. The part of a tree trunk left protruding from the ground after the tree has fallen or has been felled.
      2. A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away, broken off, or worn down.
      3. The legs.
      1. To hit or push against with the head or horns; ram.
      2. To hit or push something with the head or horns.
      3. To project forward or out.
      1. The usually short end remaining after something bigger has been used up:
      2. Something cut short or arrested in development:
      3. The part of a check or receipt retained as a record.
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to18 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
      3. A small draft:
      1. A specified quantity of a therapeutic agent, such as medicine, prescribed to be taken at one time or at stated intervals.
      2. The amount of radiation administered as therapy to a given site.
      3. An ingredient added, especially to wine, to impart flavor or strength.
      1. To cut, grip, or tear with or as if with the teeth.
      2. To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.
      3. To sting with a stinger.
      1. The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time.
      2. A small amount to be tasted or eaten.
      3. A long word, name, or phrase that is difficult to pronounce.
      1. To pass the tongue over or along:
      2. To lap up:
      3. To lap or flicker at like a tongue:
      1. To distinguish the flavor of by taking into the mouth.
      2. To eat or drink a small quantity of.
      3. To partake of, especially for the first time; experience:
      1. Something, such as a skin or peel, that has been pared off.
      2. The act of removing the outer covering or skin.
      1. A thick mass or piece:
      2. A substantial amount:
      3. A strong stocky horse.
      1. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
      2. A clause of a document, such as a bill or charter.
      3. An entry in an account.
      1. A small amount or degree; a bit.
      2. A small boy.
      1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
      2. To bring something into light contact with:
      3. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
      1. A slight indication or intimation:
      2. A brief or indirect suggestion; a tip:
      3. A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue:
      1. A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
      2. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
      3. An extremely small amount or barely perceivable indication:
      1. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group:
      2. An equitable portion:
      3. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided:
      1. The act or process of dividing.
      2. The state of having been divided.
      3. The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
      1. A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
      2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
      3. A division of a book or artistic work such as a film:
      1. A small piece or bit; a fragment.
      2. Leftover bits of food.
      3. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
      1. A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film.
      2. To select or use (a passage or segment from a longer work).
      3. To select or use material from (a longer work).
      1. A small portion of food or a slice, especially of meat.
      2. A roll of fat flesh.
      1. A flat thin piece or layer; a chip.
      2. A stone fragment removed from a core or from another flake by percussion or pressure, serving as a preform or as a tool or blade itself.
      3. A small piece; a bit.
      1. One of the many small hard dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes and reptiles and certain mammals, such as pangolins.
      2. A similar part in other animals, such as one of the thin flat overlapping structures that cover the wings of butterflies and moths.
      3. A small, thin, often flattened plant structure, such as one of the modified leaves that cover a tree bud or one of the structures that contain the reproductive organs on the cones of a conifer.
      1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class or whole.
      2. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
      3. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
      1. A portion, piece, or segment that is representative of a whole:
      2. A specimen taken for analysis or testing:
      3. A set of data or elements drawn from a larger population and analyzed to estimate the characteristics of that population.
      1. A half.
      2. A part, portion, or share.
      3. Either of two kinship groups based on unilateral descent that together make up a tribe or society.
      1. A thin slice or sliver, as of wood or metal, that is shaved off.
      2. The act of one that shaves.
      1. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object:
      2. An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object:
      3. A portion or share:
      1. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
      2. A small cube of sugar.
      3. A swelling or small palpable mass.
      1. One of several components; a piece.
      2. A subdivision of a written work.
      3. A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement:
      1. Any of the parts into which something can be divided:
      2. The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
      3. The area bounded by a chord and the arc of a curve subtended by the chord.
      1. A slender piece cut, split, or broken off; a splinter:
      2. A small narrow piece, portion, or plot:
      3. A continuous strand of loose fiber, such as wool, flax, silk, or cotton, ready to be roved or spun.
      1. An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities, such as13 .
      2. A disconnected piece; a fragment.
      3. A small part; a bit:
      1. A small broken or cut off piece, as of wood, stone, or glass.
      2. A crack or flaw caused by the removal of a small piece.
      3. A small disk or counter used in poker and other games to represent money.
      1. A broken piece or fragment, as of pottery or glass.
      2. A tough scale or covering, such as the elytron of a beetle.
      1. A very small particle; a speck:
      1. The smallest particle of a substance that retains the chemical and physical properties of the substance and is composed of two or more atoms; a group of like or different atoms held together by chemical forces.
      2. A small particle; a tiny bit.
      1. A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
      2. A tiny amount; a bit:
      3. To mark with specks.
      1. A part or particle considered to be an irreducible constituent of a specified system.
      2. The irreducible, indestructible material unit postulated by ancient atomism.
      3. An extremely small part, quantity, or amount.
      1. A long irregular strip that is cut or torn off.
      2. A small amount; a particle:
      3. To cut or tear into shreds.
      1. To cut, clip, or separate (something) with short, quick strokes.
      2. To cut or clip with short, quick strokes.
      3. An instance of snipping or the sound produced by snipping.
      1. A bit, scrap, or morsel:
      2. A small or mischievous person.
      1. To squeeze (something) between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges.
      2. To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
      3. To nip, wither, or shrivel:
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. To apply with short poking strokes:
      2. To cover lightly with or as if with a moist substance:
      3. To rub or pat (something) lightly:
      1. A large lump or portion of a solid matter:
      2. A small quantity or splash of a liquid:
      3. A modicum; a bit:
      1. A small piece of food.
      2. A tasty delicacy; a tidbit.
      3. A small amount; a piece:
      1. A small amount or quantity; a modicum.
      2. A small quantity scattered or sparsely distributed.
      1. A tiny falling drop of liquid.
      2. A small amount or portion.
      1. To flow or fall in drops or in a thin stream.
      2. To move or proceed slowly or bit by bit:
      3. To cause to trickle.
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
      2. A part separated from a whole.
      3. A helping of food.
      1. Something wrapped up or packaged; a package.
      2. A plot of land, usually a division of a larger area.
      3. A quantity of merchandise offered for sale.
      1. A sharp, slender piece, as of wood, bone, glass, or metal, split or broken off from a main body.
      2. A splinter group.
      3. To split or break into sharp, slender pieces; form splinters.
      1. A minute amount; an iota or trace.
      2. A spark; a flash.
      1. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
      2. The tiniest bit; an iota.
      1. The least bit; an iota:
      1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
      2. A very small amount; a bit:
      1. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united:
      2. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
      3. A cereal grass:
      1. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      1. Something of little importance or value.
      2. A small amount; a jot.
      3. A dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake soaked in sherry, rum, or brandy and topped with layers of jam or jelly, custard, and whipped cream.
      1. The smallest bit; iota.
      2. To write down briefly or hastily:
      1. A very small piece or part; a tiny portion or speck.
      2. A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
      3. A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
      1. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
      2. Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
      3. The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper:
      1. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
      2. A small fragment, scrap, or portion:
      3. The soft inner portion of bread.
      1. A small part broken off or detached.
      2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
      3. A sentence fragment.
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  2. A brief time

      1. A short space of time; a moment.
      1. A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds.
      2. A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds.
      3. A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute:
      1. A period of time so short as to be almost imperceptible.
      2. A particular or precise time:
      3. The current month: