• Bit Definition & Synonyms
- (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.
- () of Bite
- (imp.) of Bite
- (v.) The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
- (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.
- (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.
- (v.) Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
- () imp. & p. p. of Bite.
- (v.) The cutting iron of a plane.
- () 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
- (v. t.) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
- (v.) A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
- (v.) Somewhat; something, but not very great.
- (n.) In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
• Bitter Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
- (n.) Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
- (v. t.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
- (v. t.) Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
- (v. t.) Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
- (n.) AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
- (v. t.) Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
- (v. t.) To make bitter.
• Bitterly Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) In a bitter manner.