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Bit vs. Sip

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Bitnoun

A piece of metal placed in a horse's mouth and connected to the reins to direct the animal.

‘A horse hates having a bit put in its mouth.’;

Sipnoun

A small mouthful of drink

Bitnoun

A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to bore holes.

Sipverb

(transitive) To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time.

Bitnoun

A coin of a specified value. (Also formerly used for a nine-pence coin in the British Caribbean, and a fourpenny piece, or groat, in the British West Indies.)

‘a threepenny bit’;

Sipverb

(intransitive) To drink a small quantity.

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Bitnoun

A ten-cent piece, dime.

Sipverb

To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.

Bitnoun

(US) An eighth of a dollar. Note that there is no coin minted worth 12.5 cents. (When this term first came into use, the Spanish 8 reales coin was widely used as a dollar equivalent, and thus the 1 real coin was equivalent to 12.5 cents.)

‘A quarter is two bits.’;

Sipverb

alternative form of seep

Bitnoun

In the southern and southwestern states, a small silver coin (such as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12½ cents; also, the sum of 12½ cents.

Sipverb

(figurative) to consume slowly — (usually) in contrast to faster consumption, (sometimes) in contrast to zero consumption

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Bitnoun

A small amount of something.

‘There were bits of paper all over the floor.’; ‘Does your leg still hurt? / Just a bit now.’; ‘I've done my bit; I expect you to do yours.’;

Sipverb

To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea.

Bitnoun

(informal) Specifically, a small amount of time.

‘I'll be there in a bit; I need to take care of something first.’; ‘He was here just a bit ago, but it looks like he's stepped out.’;

Sipverb

To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.

Bitnoun

A portion of something.

‘I'd like a big bit of cake, please.’;

Sipverb

To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.

‘They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.’;

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Bitnoun

Somewhat; something, but not very great; also used like jot and whit to express the smallest degree.

‘Am I bored? Not a bit of it!’;

Sipverb

To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.

‘[She] raised it to her mouth with sober grace;Then, sipping, offered to the next in place.’;

Bitnoun

(slang) A prison sentence, especially a short one.

Sipnoun

The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.

Bitnoun

An excerpt of material making up part of a show, comedy routine, etc.

‘His bit about video games was not nearly as entertaining as the other segments of his show.’;

Sipnoun

A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.

‘One sip of thisWill bathe the drooping spirits in delightBeyond the bliss of dreams.’; ‘A sip is all that the public ever care to take from reservoirs of abstract philosophy.’;

Bitnoun

The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.

Sipnoun

a small drink

Bitnoun

The cutting iron of a plane.

Sipverb

drink in sips;

‘She was sipping her tea’;

Bitnoun

A binary digit, generally represented as a 1 or 0.

Bitnoun

(computing) The smallest unit of storage in a digital computer, consisting of a binary digit.

Bitnoun

Any datum that may take on one of exactly two values.

‘status bits on IRC; permission bits in a file system’;

Bitnoun

(information theory) A unit of measure for information entropy.

Bitnoun

A microbitcoin, or a millionth of a bitcoin (0.000001 BTC).

Bitadverb

To a small extent; in a small amount (usually with "a").

‘That's a bit too sweet.’;

Bitverb

(transitive) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of (a horse).

Bitverb

, bitten

‘I have been bit by your dog!’;

Bitadjective

(colloquial) bitten.

‘Even though he's bit, of course the zombies would still chase him.’;

Bitadjective

(only in combination) Having been bitten.

Bitnoun

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.

‘The foamy bridle with the bit of gold.’;

Bitnoun

Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.

Bitnoun

In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.

Bitnoun

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.

Bitnoun

Somewhat; something, but not very great.

‘My young companion was a bit of a poet.’;

Bitnoun

A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.

Bitnoun

The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.

Bitnoun

The cutting iron of a plane.

Bitnoun

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.

Bitverb

To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.

Bit

imp. & p. p. of Bite.

Bit

the smallest unit of information, equivalent to a choice between two alternatives, as yes or no; on or off.

Bit

the physical representation of a bit of information in a computer memory or a data storage medium. Within a computer circuit a bit may be represented by the state of a current or an electrical charge; in a magnetic storage medium it may be represented by the direction of magnetization; on a punched card or on paper tape it may be represented by the presence or absence of a hole at a particular point on the card or tape.

Bit

3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.

Bitnoun

a small quantity;

‘a spot of tea’; ‘a bit of paper’;

Bitnoun

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole;

‘a bit of rock caught him in the eye’;

Bitnoun

an indefinitely short time;

‘wait just a moment’; ‘it only takes a minute’; ‘in just a bit’;

Bitnoun

an instance of some kind;

‘it was a nice piece of work’; ‘he had a bit of good luck’;

Bitnoun

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’;

Bitnoun

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’;

Bitnoun

a small amount of solid food; a mouthful;

‘all they had left was a bit of bread’;

Bitnoun

a small fragment;

‘overheard snatches of their conversation’;

Bitnoun

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’;

Bitnoun

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’;

Bitnoun

a small piece, part, or quantity of something

‘he read bits of his work to me’; ‘give the duck a bit of bread’;

Bitnoun

a short time or distance

‘I fell asleep for a bit’; ‘can you move over a bit?’;

Bitnoun

a fairly large amount

‘working in a foreign country took quite a bit of getting used to’;

Bitnoun

a set of actions or ideas associated with a specific group or activity

‘Miranda could go off and do her theatrical bit’;

Bitnoun

a girl or young woman

‘he went and married some young bit half his age’;

Bitnoun

a person's genitals

‘You could see everything! All her bits!’;

Bitnoun

a unit of 12 1/2 cents (used only in even multiples).

Bitnoun

a mouthpiece, typically made of metal, which is attached to a bridle and used to control a horse.

Bitnoun

a tool or piece for boring or drilling

‘a drill bit’;

Bitnoun

the cutting or gripping part of a plane, pincers, or other tool.

Bitnoun

the part of a key that engages with the lock lever.

Bitnoun

the copper head of a soldering iron.

Bitnoun

a unit of information expressed as either a 0 or 1 in binary notation.

Bitverb

put a bit into the mouth of (a horse).

Bitverb

restrain

‘my own hysteria was bitted by upbringing and respect’;

Bit

The bit is the most basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. The name is a contraction of binary digit.

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