Definition of "bit" []

  • A small portion, degree, or amount: a bit of lint; a bit of luck. (noun)
  • A brief amount of time; a moment: Wait a bit. (noun)
  • A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance. (noun)
  • A bit part. (noun)
  • An entertainment routine given regularly by a performer; an act. (noun)
  • A small piece, portion, or quantity (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A short time or distance (noun)
  • The value of an eighth of a dollar: spoken of only in units of two (noun)
  • Any small coin (noun)
  • Way of behaving, esp one intended to create a particular impression (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bit" in a sentence
  • "Actually, during my meeting in the afternoon I felt a bit uncomfortable and it took me ages to work out why – my jeans, which were fine all morning, suddenly felt a bit… tight."
  • "Though it's a bit awkward talking about it in front of strangers; though you all look very nice people; but it is a _bit_ awkward --"
  • "Aren't you a bit ashamed to bit** about income taxes when CHILDREN"