Meaning of BIT in English

BIT

imp. & ·p.p. of bite.

2. bit ·v the cutting iron of a plane.

3. bit ·- of bite.

4. bit ·- 3d ·sg pr. of bid, for biddeth.

5. bit ·impf of bite.

6. bit ·v fig.: anything which curbs or restrains.

7. bit ·v somewhat; something, but not very great.

8. bit ·vt to put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.

9. bit ·add. ·noun in the british west indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.

10. bit ·v the part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.

11. bit ·v a tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. ·see bitstock.

12. bit ·v 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.

13. bit ·v 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.

14. bit ·v in the southern and southwestern states, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.