The definition of bit is a word often used to describe time or amount, part of a horse's bridle or the cutting part of a tool.(noun)
See bit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE bite, a bite < bītan, bite
Origin: orig. used of a small silver coin worth of the Spanish peso (hence, normally 12 cents)Informal an amount equal to 12 cents: now usually in two bits, four bits, etc.
Origin: ME bite < OE bita, a piece, morsel, bit < bitan, to bite
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: b(inary) (dig)it
See bit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English bite, morsel
Origin: , from Old English bita; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English bite
Origin: , from Old English, act of biting; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.
left to right: pilot, twist, and spade bits
Origin: Blend of b(inary)
Origin: and (dig)it.
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