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bit 1

 (bĭt)
n.
1. A small portion, degree, or amount: a bit of lint; a bit of luck.
2. A brief amount of time; a moment: Wait a bit.
3.
a. A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
b. A bit part.
4. An entertainment routine given regularly by a performer; an act.
5. Informal
a. A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior: got tired of the macho bit.
b. A matter being considered: What's this bit about inflation?
6. Informal An amount equal to one eighth of a dollar: two bits.
7. Chiefly British A small coin: a threepenny bit.
Idioms:
a bit
To a small degree; somewhat: a bit warm.
bit by bit
Little by little; gradually.
do (one's) bit
To do one's part or contribute one's share.

[Middle English bite, morsel, from Old English bita; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

bit 2

 (bĭt)
n.
1. The sharp part of a tool, such as the cutting edge of a knife or axe.
2. A pointed and threaded tool for drilling and boring that is secured in a brace, bitstock, or drill press.
3. The part of a key that enters the lock and engages the bolt and tumblers.
4. The tip of the mouthpiece on a pipe or a cigarette or cigar holder.
5. The metal mouthpiece of a bridle, serving to control, curb, and direct an animal.
6. Something that controls, guides, or curbs.
tr.v. bit·ted, bit·ting, bits
1. To place a bit in the mouth of (a horse, for example).
2. To check or control with or as if with a bit.
3. To make or grind a bit on (a key).
Idiom:
have/take the bit in one's teeth
To be uncontrollable; cast off restraint.

[Middle English bite, from Old English, act of biting; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

bit 3

 (bĭt)
n. Computers
A binary digit, having either the value 0 or 1, used to store or represent data.


bit 4

 (bĭt)
v.
Past tense and a past participle of bite.

bit

(bɪt)
n
1. a small piece, portion, or quantity
2. a short time or distance
3. informal US and Canadian the value of an eighth of a dollar: spoken of only in units of two: two bits.
4. any small coin
5. (Theatre) short for bit part
6. informal way of behaving, esp one intended to create a particular impression: she's doing the prima donna bit.
7. a bit rather; somewhat: a bit dreary.
8. a bit of
a. rather: a bit of a dope.
b. a considerable amount: that must take quite a bit of courage.
9. a bit of all right a bit of crumpet a bit of stuff a bit of tail slang Brit a sexually attractive woman
10. bit by bit gradually
11. bit on the side informal an extramarital affair
12. do one's bit to make one's expected contribution
13. every bit (foll by as) to the same degree: she was every bit as clever as her brother.
14. not a bit not a bit of it not in the slightest; not at all
15. to bits completely apart: to fall to bits.
[Old English bite action of biting; see bite]

bit

(bɪt)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a metal mouthpiece, for controlling a horse on a bridle
2. anything that restrains or curbs
3. take the bit in one's teeth take the bit between one's teeth have the bit in one's teeth have the bit between one's teeth
a. to undertake a task with determination
b. to rebel against control
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a cutting or drilling tool, part, or head in a brace, drill, etc
5. (Mechanical Engineering) the blade of a woodworking plane
6. (Tools) the part of a pair of pincers designed to grasp an object
7. (General Engineering) the copper end of a soldering iron
8. (Tools) the part of a key that engages the levers of a lock
vb (tr) , bits, bitting or bitted
9. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to put a bit in the mouth of (a horse)
10. to restrain; curb
[Old English bita; related to Old English bītan to bite]

bit

(bɪt)
vb
the past tense and (archaic) past participle of bite

bit

(bɪt)
n
1. (Mathematics) a single digit of binary notation, represented either by 0 or by 1
2. (Mathematics) the smallest unit of information, indicating the presence or absence of a single feature
3. (Mathematics) a unit of capacity of a computer, consisting of an element of its physical structure capable of being in either of two states, such as a switch with on and off positions, or a microscopic magnet capable of alignment in two directions
[C20: from abbreviation of binary digit]

bit1

(bɪt)

n., v. bit•ted, bit•ting. n.
1. the mouthpiece of a bridle, having fittings at each end to which the reins are fastened.
2. anything that curbs or restrains.
3. a removable drilling or boring tool for use in a brace, drill press, or the like.
4. the cutting part of an ax or hatchet.
5. the wide portion at the end of an ordinary key that moves the bolt.
v.t.
6. to put a bit in the mouth of (a horse).
7. to curb with or as if with a bit.
8. to grind a bit on (a key).
Idioms:
1. chafe or champ at the bit, to become impatient and restless because of delay.
2. take the bit in or between one's teeth, to reject control; go one's own way.
[before 900; Middle English bite, Old English: action of biting; c. Old High German biz. See bite]

bit2

(bɪt)

n.
1. a small piece or quantity of something.
2. a short time: Wait a bit.
3. a stereotypic set of behaviors, attitudes, or actions associated with a particular role, situation, etc.: the whole Wall Street bit.
4. Also called bit part. a very small role containing few or no lines. Compare walk-on (def. 1).
5. Informal. an amount equivalent to 12½ cents (used only in even multiples): two bits.
Idioms:
1. a bit, somewhat; a little: a bit sleepy.
2. a bit much, somewhat overdone or beyond tolerability.
3. bit by bit, by degrees; gradually.
4. do one's bit, to contribute one's share to an effort.
5. every bit, quite; just: every bit as good.
6. quite a bit, a fairly large amount.
[before 1000; Middle English bite, Old English bita bit, morsel; c. Old High German bizzo, Old Norse biti. See bite]

bit3

(bɪt)

n.
a single, basic unit of computer information, valued at either 0 or 1 to signal binary alternatives.
[1945–50; bi (nary) + (digi) t]

bit4

(bɪt)

v.
pt. and a pp. of bite.

bit

(bĭt)
The smallest unit of computer memory. A bit holds one of two possible values, either of the binary digits 0 or 1. See Note at byte.

bit

1. 'bit'

A bit is a small amount or a small part of something.

There's a bit of cake left.
He found a few bits of wood in the garage.
2. 'a bit'

A bit means 'to a small degree'.

She looks a bit like her mother.
He was a bit deaf.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'a bit' with an adjective in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, 'He was a bit deaf man'.

3. 'a bit of'

In conversation and in less formal writing, you can use a bit of in front of a and a noun. You do this to make a statement seem less extreme.

Our room was a bit of a mess too.
His question came as a bit of a shock.
4. 'a bit' and 'one bit' with negatives

You can add a bit or one bit at the end of a negative statement to make it stronger.

I don't like this one bit.
She hadn't changed a bit.
5. 'not a bit'

You can use not a bit in front of an adjective to emphasize that someone or something does not have a particular quality. For example, if you say you are not a bit hungry, you mean you are not hungry at all.

They're not a bit interested.
I wasn't a bit surprised by the news.
6. 'for a bit'

For a bit means 'for a short period of time'.

She was silent for a bit.
Why can't we stay here for a bit?

bit


Past participle: bitted
Gerund: bitting

Imperative
bit
bit
Present
I bit
you bit
he/she/it bits
we bit
you bit
they bit
Preterite
I bitted
you bitted
he/she/it bitted
we bitted
you bitted
they bitted
Present Continuous
I am bitting
you are bitting
he/she/it is bitting
we are bitting
you are bitting
they are bitting
Present Perfect
I have bitted
you have bitted
he/she/it has bitted
we have bitted
you have bitted
they have bitted
Past Continuous
I was bitting
you were bitting
he/she/it was bitting
we were bitting
you were bitting
they were bitting
Past Perfect
I had bitted
you had bitted
he/she/it had bitted
we had bitted
you had bitted
they had bitted
Future
I will bit
you will bit
he/she/it will bit
we will bit
you will bit
they will bit
Future Perfect
I will have bitted
you will have bitted
he/she/it will have bitted
we will have bitted
you will have bitted
they will have bitted
Future Continuous
I will be bitting
you will be bitting
he/she/it will be bitting
we will be bitting
you will be bitting
they will be bitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bitting
you have been bitting
he/she/it has been bitting
we have been bitting
you have been bitting
they have been bitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bitting
you will have been bitting
he/she/it will have been bitting
we will have been bitting
you will have been bitting
they will have been bitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bitting
you had been bitting
he/she/it had been bitting
we had been bitting
you had been bitting
they had been bitting
Conditional
I would bit
you would bit
he/she/it would bit
we would bit
you would bit
they would bit
Past Conditional
I would have bitted
you would have bitted
he/she/it would have bitted
we would have bitted
you would have bitted
they would have bitted

bit

Short for binary digit, either 1 or 0.

Bridle bit

A steel rod inserted in a horse’s mouth and held in place by the rest of the bridle. Horses are guided by means of reins (lines) attached to each side of the bit. While oxen could be guided from a ring in their nose, horses apparently did not respond well to that approach, and almost as soon as evidence of domestic horses first appeared in a region, the bit also appeared. Bits for riding bridles have always tended to be quite elaborate, but some of the basic workhorse bits looked just like those in the British Museum dating back almost a thousand years.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bit - a small piece or quantity of somethingbit - 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"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.bit - a small fragment of something broken off from the wholebit - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
matchwood - fragments of wood; "it was smashed into matchwood"
exfoliation, scurf, scale - a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
scurf - (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
sliver, splinter - a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"
3.bit - an indefinitely short timebit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, blink of an eye, heartbeat, flash - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
4.bit - an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
case, instance, example - an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
5.bit - piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while ridingbit - 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"
bar bit - a bit for horses that is a solid bar of metal
bridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
bridoon - a bit resembling a snaffle bit; used with a separate curb
curb bit, curb - a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
Pelham - a bit with a bar mouthpiece that is designed to combine a curb and snaffle
snaffle, snaffle bit - a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb
saddlery, stable gear, tack - gear for a horse
6.bit - 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"
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
check bit, parity bit, parity - (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error
byte - a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
7.bit - a small amount of solid foodbit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
mouthful, taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
chaw, chew, cud, plug, quid, wad - a wad of something chewable as tobacco
crumb - small piece of e.g. bread or cake
sop, sops - piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
8.bit - a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
fragment - an incomplete piece; "fragments of a play"
9.bit - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer programbit - 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"
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
showstopper, show-stopper, stopper - an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
10.bit - the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblersbit - the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
key - metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
11.bit - the cutting part of a drillbit - 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"
bur, burr - small bit used in dentistry or surgery
center bit, centre bit - a bit with a sharp center point for guidance and two side cutters
chamfer bit - a bit that is used for beveling
counterbore, countersink bit, countersink - a bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole
cutting implement - a tool used for cutting or slicing
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
drill bit, drilling bit - a bit used in drilling for oil
expansion bit, expansive bit - a bit with a cutting blade that can be adjusted to different sizes
pilot bit - a small bit that drills a first hole to guide a larger drill
shank - cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill
spade bit - a thin bit with a center point and cutting edges on either side
twist bit, twist drill - a bit or drill having deep helical grooves

bit

1
noun
2. piece, scrap, small piece crumpled bits of paper
3. jot, whit, tittle, iota All it required was a bit of work.
4. part, moment, period The best bit was the car chase
5. little while, time, second, minute, moment, spell, instant, tick (Brit. informal), jiffy (informal) Let's wait a bit.
a bit somewhat, rather, quite, kind of (informal), pretty, fairly, slightly, moderately, to some extent This girl was a bit strange.
bit by bit little by little, slowly, progressively, steadily, step by step, by degrees Bit by bit I began to understand what they were trying to do.
do your bit aid, help, assist, cooperate, lend a hand, lend a helping hand She always tried to do her bit.

bit

2
noun curb, check, brake, restraint, snaffle The horse can be controlled by a snaffle bit and reins.
take the bit in or between your teeth get to grips with something, get stuck in (informal), tackle something, get down to something, set about something, make a start on something I got the bit between my teeth and did my best

bit 1

noun
2. A small portion of food:
Informal: bite.
3. A usually brief detail of news or information:
4. A rather short period:
5. Informal. A particular kind of activity:
Slang: routine.

bit 2

noun
An instrument or means of restraining:
verb
To control, restrict, or arrest:
Translations
بت: أصغر وِحْدَةٌ في الذّاكِرَهجُزْءٌ أو قِطْعَطةٌ صَغيرَهجُزْء صَغِيرشَكيمَةُ اللِّجامفَقْرَةٌ قَصيرَه
kousekbitchvilkamalýtrocha
smulestykkebidbidselbit
palanenbittipala
komadić
bitill, mélbrotögn, svolítiîstundarkorn
小片
작은 조각
bitas
bitsdrusciņadruskugabaliņšlaužņi
kawałekporcjawędzidło
bitzubadlo
koščekmalopostopoma
bitstycke
เล็กๆ น้อยๆ
miếng

bit

1 [bɪt]
A. N
1. (= piece) → trozo m, pedazo m
bits of papertrozos mpl or pedazos mpl de papel
have you got a bit of paper I can write on?¿tienes un trozo de papel para escribir?
he washed off every bit of dirtse lavó hasta la última mancha de suciedad
in bits (= broken) → hecho pedazos; (= dismantled) → desmontado, desarmado
who owns this bit of land?¿a quién pertenece este trozo or pedazo de tierra?
bits and pieces (= items) → cosas fpl; (= possessions) → cosas fpl, trastos mpl; [of fabric] → retales mpl, retazos mpl
to bits: to blow sth to bitshacer saltar algo en pedazos, volar algo en pedazos
to come to bits (= break) → hacerse pedazos; (= be dismantled) → desmontarse, desarmarse
to smash sth to bitshacer algo añicos or pedazos
to tear sth to bits [+ letter, document] → romper algo en pedazos
the dogs tear the fox to bitslos perros destrozan al zorro
she tore the argument to bitshizo pedazos el argumento
to love sb to bitsquerer un montón a algn
the professor pulled his essay to bitsel profesor destrozó su trabajo
he was thrilled to bits with the presentestaba que no cabía en sí (de alegría) con el regalo, el regalo le hizo muchísima ilusión
2. a bit of
2.1. (= some) → un poco de
with a bit of luckcon un poco de suerte
a bit of adviceun consejo
I need a bit of peace and quietnecesito un poco de paz y tranquilidad
what you say won't make a bit of differencedigas lo que digas no va a cambiar nada
this is a bit of all right!¡esto está muy bien!, ¡esto no está nada mal!
he's a bit of all rightése está buenísimo or para comérselo
2.2. (= rather) he's a bit of a liares bastante or un poco mentiroso
it was a bit of a shockfue un golpe bastante duro
I've got a bit of a coldestoy un poco resfriado
I'm a bit of a socialistyo tengo algo de socialista
quite a bit ofbastante
they have quite a bit of moneytienen bastante dinero
I've been seeing quite a bit of herla he estado viendo bastante
3. (adverbial uses)
a bitun poco
a bit bigger/smallerun poco más grande/pequeño
a bit laterpoco después, un poco más tarde
that sounds a bit technicaleso suena un poco técnico
it's a bit awkward just nowahora no es buen momento
bit by bitpoco a poco
our performance was every bit as good as theirsnuestra actuación fue tan buena como la suya en todos los aspectos
she swept into the room, every bit the actressentró majestuosamente en la habitación, muy en su papel de actriz
he looked every bit the angelic childtenía toda la pinta or todo el aspecto de un niño angelical
a good bitbastante
it's a good bit further than we thoughtqueda bastante más lejos de lo que creíamos
a good bit bigger/cheaperbastante más grande/barato
would you like a little bit more?¿quieres un poquito más?
that's a bit much!¡eso pasa de castaño oscuro!
it's a bit much expecting you to take the blamees demasiado esperar que tú asumas la culpa
not a bit I'm not a bit surprisedno me sorprende lo más mínimo or en absoluto
"wasn't he embarrassed?" - "not a bit of it"-¿y no le daba vergüenza? -qué va or -en absoluto
quite a bitbastante
they're worth quite a bitvalen bastante
he's quite a bit older than mees bastante mayor que yo
I've had a bit too much to eatme he pasado un poco comiendo, he comido un poco más de la cuenta
4. (= part) → parte f
he'd just got to the exciting bitacababa de llegar a la parte emocionante
to enjoy every bit of sthdisfrutar algo totalmente
5. (Brit) (= role) she's doing the prima donna bitestá haciendo su papel de diva
it's important not to overdo the motherly bites importante no ser excesivamente maternal
to do one's bitaportar su granito de arena
we must all do our bit to put an end to starvation in the Third Worldpara erradicar el hambre en el Tercer Mundo todos debemos aportar nuestro granito de arena
he did his bit in the wardurante la guerra cumplió con su deber
I've done my bityo he hecho mi parte or lo que me tocaba
6. (= moment) → rato m, momento m
I'll see you in a bitte veo dentro de un momento or dentro de un ratito
I waited quite a bitesperé bastante tiempo or un buen rato
7. (= coin) (Brit) → moneda f (US) (= 12½ cents) → doce centavos y medio
a tuppenny bituna moneda de dos peniques
two bits (US) → 25 centavos
for two bits I'd throw it all inpor dos duros lo dejaría todo
he was always throwing in his two bits about how he'd put the economy to rightssiempre estaba dando su opinión or echando su cuarto a espadas sobre cómo arreglaría la economía
8. (Comput) → bit m
9. (Brit) (= woman) → tía f (Sp)
see also side A6
B. CPD bit part N (Cine, Theat) → papel m de poca importancia, papel m pequeño

bit

2 [bɪt] N
1. [of drill] → broca f
2. (for horse) → freno m, bocado m
to be champing or chomping at the bit I expect you're champing or chomping at the bitsupongo que te devora la impaciencia
they were champing or chomping at the bit to get startedno veían la hora de poner manos a la obra
to get the bit between one's teeth once she gets the bit between her teeth, there's no stopping heruna vez que se pone en marcha no hay quien la pare

bit

[ˈbɪt]
pt of bite
n
(= small piece) [bread, cheese, cake] → morceau m; [paper, string] → bout m
Would you like another bit? → Est-ce que tu en veux un autre morceau?
a bit of cake → un morceau de gâteau
to come to bits, to fall to bits (= break) → tomber en morceaux
to take sth to bits → démonter qch
to do one's bit → y mettre du sien
a bit (= a little) → un peu (= rather) → un peu
Wait a bit! → Attends un peu!
"Do you play football?" - "A bit." → "Tu joues au football?" - "Un peu."
a bit dangerous → un peu risqué
He's a bit mad → Il est un peu fou.
a bit too hot → un peu trop chaud
it's a bit much, that's a bit much → c'est un peu fort
a bit of a [+ mess, disaster, disappointment]
Sorry, the room's in a bit of a mess → Je suis désolé, la pièce est un peu en désordre.
This comes as a bit of a disappointment → C'est un peu décevant.
every bit as good as → tout aussi bon(ne) que
every bit as interesting as → tout aussi intéressant(e) que
quite a bit (= considerably) → passablement
quite a bit of (= quite a lot of) → pas mal de
bits and pieces, bits and bobs (= things) → trucs mpl
bits and pieces of (= small amounts of)
I did bits and pieces of translation work → J'ai fait un peu de traduction.
not a bit (mainly British) (= not at all) [surprised, disappointed] → pas du tout
not a bit of it! (British)pas le moins du monde!
a bit of (= some) → un peu de
a bit of music → un peu de musique
a bit of luck → un peu de chance, de la chance
a bit of information
BUT un renseignement.
It's a bit of a nuisance
BUT C'est ennuyeux.
a bit, for a bit > (= British, for some time) → un certain temps
Let's wait a bit
BUT Attendons un peu.
(= part) [programme, lesson] → partie f
bit by bit → petit à petit
[tool] → mèche f
[horse] → mors m
to get the bit between one's teeth, to take the bit between one's teeth → prendre le mors aux dents
to champ at the bit, to chomp at the bit → ronger son frein
(COMPUTING)bit m, élément m binaire

bit

:
bitmap
n (Comput)
no pl (= mode)Bitmap nt
(also bitmapped image)Bitmap-Abbildung f
bitmapped
adj (Comput) → Bitmap-, bit-mapped pred; bit graphicsBitmapgrafik f
bit part
bit(-part) player
nSchauspieler(in) m(f)in kleinen Nebenrollen

bit

1
n
(for horse) → Gebiss (→ stange f) nt; to take the bit between one’s teeth (fig)sich ins Zeug legen ? champ1
(of drill)(Bohr)einsatz m, → Bohrer m; (of plane)(Hobel)messer nt
(of key)(Schlüssel)bart m

bit

2
n
(= piece)Stück nt; (smaller) → Stückchen nt; (of glass also)Scherbe f; (= section: of book, film, symphony) → Teil m; (part or place in book, drama, text, symphony etc) → Stelle f; a few bits of furnitureein paar Möbelstücke; a bit of breadein Stück Brot; I gave my bit to my sisterich habe meiner Schwester meinen Teil gegeben; this is the bit I hate, he said, taking out his walletdas tue ich gar nicht gern, sagte er und zückte seine Brieftasche; a bit (= not much, small amount)ein bisschen, etwas; would you like a bit of ice cream?möchten Sie etwas or ein bisschen Eis?; there’s a bit of truth in what he saysdaran ist schon etwas Wahres; a bit of advice/luck/newsein Rat m/ein Glück nt/eine Neuigkeit; we had a bit of trouble/excitementwir hatten ein wenig Ärger/Aufregung; I only read a bit of the novelich habe nur ein bisschen or Stückchen von dem Roman gelesen; don’t you feel the slightest bit of remorse?hast du denn nicht die geringsten Gewissensbisse?; it did me a bit of gooddas hat mir geholfen; it might be a bit of helpdas könnte eine kleine Hilfe sein; it wasn’t a bit of helpdas war überhaupt keine Hilfe; I’ve experienced quite a bit in my lifeich habe in meinem Leben schon (so) einiges erlebt; there’s quite a bit of work left to do/bread leftes ist noch eine ganze Menge Arbeit zu erledigen/Brot da; in bits and pieces (= broken)in tausend Stücken; (lit, fig: = come apart) → in die Brüche gegangen; to do the work in bits and piecesdie Arbeit stückchenweise machen; the bits and piecesdie einzelnen Teile; (= broken bits)die Scherben pl; bring all your bits and piecesbring deine Siebensachen; to pick up the bits and pieces (fig)retten, was zu retten ist; to come or fall to bitskaputtgehen, aus dem Leim gehen; to pull or tear something to bits (lit)etw in (tausend) Stücke reißen; (fig)keinen guten Faden an etw (dat)lassen; to go to bits (fig inf)durchdrehen (inf) ? bob3 N e
(with time) a bitein Weilchen nt; he’s gone out for a biter ist ein Weilchen or mal kurz weggegangen
(with cost) a biteine ganze Menge; it cost quite a bitdas hat ganz schön (viel) gekostet (inf)
to do one’s bitsein(en) Teil tun; (= fair share also)das seine or Seine tun; look, you’re not doing your bithör mal zu, du setzt dich nicht genügend ein
a bit of a crack/bruise etcein kleiner Riss/Fleck etc; he’s a bit of a rogue/an experter ist ein ziemlicher Schlingel/ein Fachmann; he’s a bit of a musicianer ist gar kein schlechter Musiker; she’s a bit of a connoisseursie versteht einiges davon; you’re a bit of an idiot, aren’t you?du bist ganz schön dumm; he’s got a bit of a nerve!der hat vielleicht Nerven!; it’s a bit of a nuisancedas ist schon etwas ärgerlich; now that’s a bit of an improvementdas ist schon besser
bit by bitStück für Stück; (= gradually)nach und nach; he’s every bit a soldier/Frenchmaner ist durch und durch Soldat/Franzose; it/he is every bit as good as …es/er ist genauso gut, wie …; not a bit of itkeineswegs, keine Spur (inf)
when it comes to the bitwenn es drauf ankommt
(= coin) (Brit) → Münze f; 2/4/6 bits (US) → 25/50/75 Cent(s)
(Brit, inf) → Tussi f (sl)
adv a bitein bisschen, etwas; were you angry? — a bithaben Sie sich geärgert? — ja, schon etwas or ein bisschen; wasn’t she a little bit surprised?war sie nicht etwas erstaunt?; I’m not a (little) bit surpriseddas wundert mich überhaupt nicht or kein bisschen (inf)or keineswegs; he wasn’t a bit the wiser for itdanach war er auch nicht viel klüger or schlauer; quite a bitziemlich viel; that’s quite a bit betterdas ist schon besser; he’s improved quite a biter hat sich ziemlich gebessert

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n (Comput) → Bit nt

bit

1 [bɪt] n
a. (piece) → pezzo; (smaller) → pezzetto
a bit of (paper, wood, cake) → un pezzo di (wine, sunshine, peace) → un po' di
a bit too much → un po' troppo
a bit bigger/smaller → un po' più grande/più piccolo/a
a little bit dearer → un pochino più caro/a
a good bit cheaper → molto più a buon mercato
a bit of news (fam) → una notizia
a bit of advice → un (piccolo) consiglio
a bit of luck → una fortuna
a bit mad/dangerous → un po' matto/a/pericoloso/a
bit by bit → a poco a poco
they have a bit of money → hanno un po' di soldi
it was a bit of a shock → è stato un po' un colpo
that's not a bit of help → questo non aiuta affatto
to come to bits (break) → andare a pezzi (be dismantled) → essere smontabile
in bits (and pieces) (broken) → a pezzi (dismantled) → smontato/a
bring all your bits and pieces → porta tutte le tue cose
to do one's bit → fare la propria parte
b. (short time) a bitun momento, un attimo
c. (considerable sum) a good bit
quite a bit → un bel po'
d. (Am) (coin) → ottavo di dollaro

bit

2 [bɪt] n (tool) → punta; (of horse) → morso

bit

4 [bɪt] n (Comput) → bit m inv

bit1

(bit) noun
1. a small piece. a bit of bread.
2. a piece of any size. a bit of advice.
3. a short time. Wait a bit longer.
4. (computers) the smallest unit of memory.
ˈbitty (informal) adjective
made up of small, unrelated pieces. We had a very bitty conversation; His essay was rather bitty.
bit by bit
gradually. Move the pile of rocks bit by bit.
do one's bit
to take one's share in a task. Each of us will have to do his bit if we are to finish the job soon.
in, to bits
in(to) usually small pieces. The broken mirror lay in bits on the floor; He loves taking his car to bits.

bit3

(bit) noun
the part of a bridle which a horse holds in its mouth.

bit

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References in classic literature ?
Just frizzle it, and tie your ribbon so the ends come on your forehead a bit, and it will look like the last fashion.
Sometimes she stayed in the room with him all day, walking about and occasionally creeping close to touch him tenderly with her hands, and then other days came when she did not want to see or be near the tiny bit of humanity that had come into the house.
and Ned's voice showed that his memory was a bit hazy.
I'd give it all to you, the pirate gold and every bit of treasure we could dig up.
The Frenchman bit his lip, and fastened his eyes keenly on the other as if to read his thoughts; then, with a readiness peculiar to himself, he continued, as if assenting to the truth of an enumeration which quite doubled his army:
I ain't a bit satisfied about the way this one acts.
I can play from half past four to supper and after supper a little bit and Saturday afternoons.
It's got some life in it so as it sticks out a bit.
In our already-mentioned freemasonry as fellow-sufferers, and in his good-natured companionship with me, it was our evening habit to compare the way we bit through our slices, by silently holding them up to each other's admiration now and then - which stimulated us to new exertions.
Though as to the yarbs and stuff to cure the breathing, if you brought that sort o' knowledge from distant parts, you might ha' been a bit freer of it.
However, at last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go, and broke off a bit of the edge with each hand.
He bit, indeed, but did not bite long enough, and he jumped clear of the whisking tail, leaving Nagaina torn and angry.