bits and pieces

Definition of bits and pieces

  1. 1 :  small pieces <There were broken bits and pieces of glass all over the floor.> <I finished the project in bits and pieces during my spare time.>

  2. 2 :  things or objects of different kinds <There are just a few bits and pieces of furniture in the office.> <No one knows exactly what happened. All we have is a few bits and pieces of information so far.>

Word by Word Definitions

bitplay bits
  1. :  the biting or cutting edge or part of a tool

    :  a replaceable part of a compound tool that actually performs the function (as drilling or boring) for which the whole tool is designed

    :  the jaws (see 1jaw 2b) of tongs or pincers

  1. :  to put part of a bridle in the mouth of (a horse) :  to put a bit (see 1bit 2a) in the mouth of (a horse)

    :  to control as if with a bit

    :  to form a bit (see 1bit 4) on (a key)

  1. :  a small quantity of food

    :  a small delicacy

    :  a small piece or quantity of some material thing

  1. :  a unit of computer information equivalent to the result of a choice between two alternatives (as yes or no, on or off)

    :  the physical representation of a bit by an electrical pulse, a magnetized spot, or a hole whose presence or absence indicates data

pieceplay pieces
  1. :  a part of a whole: such as

    :  fragment

    :  portion, allocation

  1. :  to repair, renew, or complete by adding pieces :  patch


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