bit vs spot what difference

what is difference between bit and spot

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bĭt, IPA(key): /bɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle English bitte, bite, from Old English bita (bit; fragment; morsel) and bite (a bite; cut), from Proto-Germanic *bitô and *bitiz; both from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

Cognate with West Frisian bit, Saterland Frisian Bit, Dutch bit, German Low German Beet, Biet, German Biss and Bissen, Danish bid, Swedish bit, Icelandic biti.

Noun

bit (plural bits)

  1. A piece of metal placed in a horse’s mouth and connected to the reins to direct the animal.
  2. A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to bore holes.
  3. (dated, Britain) A coin of a specified value.
  4. (obsolete, Canada) A ten-cent piece, dime.
    • 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 10, [3]
      The smallest coin we had in Canada in early days was a dime, worth ten cents. The Indians called this coin “a Bit“. Our next coin, double in buying power and in size, was a twenty-five cent piece and this the Indians called “Two Bits”.
  5. (now US) A unit of currency or coin in the Americas worth a fraction of a Spanish dollar; now specifically, an eighth of a US dollar.
    • 1789, Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative, vol. I, ch. 6:
      I trusted to the Lord to be with me; and at one of our trips to St. Eustatia, a Dutch island, I bought a glass tumbler with my half bit, and when I came to Montserrat I sold it for a bit, or sixpence.
  6. (historical, US) 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.
  7. A small amount of something.
  8. (informal) Specifically, a small amount of time.
  9. (in the plural, informal, sports) Fractions of a second.
  10. A portion of something.
  11. Somewhat; something, but not very great; also used like jot and whit to express the smallest degree. See also a bit.
    • T. Hook
      My young companion was a bit of a poet.
  12. (slang) A prison sentence, especially a short one.
  13. An excerpt of material making up part of a show, comedy routine, etc.
  14. Short for bit part.
  15. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  16. The cutting iron of a plane.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  17. The bevelled front edge of an axehead along which the cutting edge runs.
Synonyms
  • (coin): coin, piece
  • (small piece): morsel (of food), piece, scrap
  • (portion): portion, share, segment
  • (horse equipment): snaffle, pelham, kimberwicke
  • (prison sentence): bid
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

bit (third-person singular simple present bits, present participle bitting, simple past and past participle bitted)

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

Etymology 2

See bite

Verb

bit

  1. simple past tense of bite
    Your dog bit me!
  2. (informal in US, archaic in Britain) past participle of bite, bitten
    I have been bit by your dog!

Adjective

bit (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly in combination) Having been bitten.

Etymology 3

Coined by John Tukey in 1946 as an abbreviation of binary digit, probably influenced by connotations of “small portion”. First used in print 1948 by Claude Shannon. Compare byte and nybble.

Noun

bit (plural bits)

  1. (mathematics, computing) A binary digit, generally represented as a 1 or 0.
  2. (computing) The smallest unit of storage in a digital computer, consisting of a binary digit.
    Synonym: b
  3. (information theory, cryptography) Any datum that may take on one of exactly two values.
  4. (information theory) A unit of measure for information entropy.
    • The researchers found that the original texts spanned a variety of entropy values in different languages, reflecting differences in grammar and structure.
      But strangely, the difference in entropy between the original, ordered text and the randomly scrambled text was constant across languages. This difference is a way to measure the amount of information encoded in word order, Montemurro says. The amount of information lost when they scrambled the text was about 3.5 bits per word.
  5. A microbitcoin, or a millionth of a bitcoin (0.000001 BTC).
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • ban, nat, qubit

References

Anagrams

  • Bti, ITB, TBI, TiB, tib

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bït (louse).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bit]

Noun

bit (definite accusative biti, plural bitlər)

  1. louse

Declension


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈbit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. (computing) bit

Czech

Etymology

From English bit, from binary digit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪt]
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun

bit m

  1. (computing) bit

Declension

Derived terms

  • bitový
  • osmibitový
  • šestnáctibitový
  • kilobit
  • megabit
  • gigabit
  • terabit

Further reading

  • bit in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • bit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • bit in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪt/
  • Hyphenation: bit
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1

Ablaut of bijten.

Noun

bit n (plural bitten, diminutive bitje n)

  1. bit (for a working animal)
  2. bit (rotary cutting tool)
  3. mouthguard

Etymology 2

From English bit.

Noun

bit m (plural bits, diminutive bitje n)

  1. bit (binary digit)
  2. bit (unit of storage)
  3. bit (datum with two possible values)

French

Etymology

From English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bit/

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. (computing) bit

Derived terms

  • bit le moins significatif
  • bit le plus significatif

Further reading

  • “bit” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Hungarian

Etymology

From English bit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbit]
  • Hyphenation: bit
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun

bit (plural bitek)

  1. (computing) bit (binary digit)

Declension

Derived terms

  • jelzőbit

References


Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪt]
  • Hyphenation: bit

Etymology 1

From English bit (binary digit).

Noun

bit (first-person possessive bitku, second-person possessive bitmu, third-person possessive bitnya)

  1. (computing) bit, smallest unit of storage.

Etymology 2

From Dutch biet.

Noun

bit (first-person possessive bitku, second-person possessive bitmu, third-person possessive bitnya)

  1. Beta vulgaris, common beet, beetroot, sugar beet, and chard.

Further reading

  • “bit” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Lashi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bit/

Noun

bit

  1. sun

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[5], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʲit/

Verb

bit

  1. supine of biś

Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English beat.

Verb

bit

  1. beat

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse biti

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural biter, definite plural bitene)

  1. a bit, piece (of something)
  2. a bite, mouthful (of food)
Derived terms
  • isbit
  • smakebit

Etymology 2

From English bit (binary digit)

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural bit or biter, definite plural bitene)

  1. a bit (binary digit)

References

  • “bit” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural bitar, definite plural bitane)

  1. a bit, piece (of something)
Derived terms
  • isbit
  • smakebit

Etymology 2

From English bit (binary digit)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪtː/

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural bit or bitar, definit plural bitane)

  1. a bit (binary digit)

Etymology 3

From Old Norse bit

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/

Noun

bit n (definite singular bitet, indefinite plural bit, definite plural bita)

  1. a bite (e.g. insect bite, dog bite)
  2. a bite, mouthful (of food)

Etymology 4

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/

Verb

bit

  1. inflection of bite:
    1. present
    2. imperative

References

  • “bit” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Verb

bit

  1. third-person plural future of is

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English bit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbit͡ʃ(i)/, /ˈbit(i)/

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. (mathematics, computing) bit (binary digit)

Synonyms

  • Abbreviations: b

Coordinate terms

  • Multiples: kilobit, megabit, gigabit, terabit, petabit, exabit, zettabit, yottabit

Related terms

  • byte (unit equivalent to 8 bits)

Saterland Frisian

Etymology

Related to German bis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪt/
  • Hyphenation: bit
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Conjunction

bit

  1. until

Preposition

bit

  1. until, to

Derived terms

References

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “bit”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Scots

Adjective

bit

  1. Little.
    • 1889, Jessup Whitehead, The Steward’s Handbook and Guide to Party Catering (page 439)
      A bit wee lambie
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      He laid a hundred guineas with the laird of Slofferfield that he would drive four horses through the Slofferfield loch, and in the prank he had his bit chariot dung to pieces and a good mare killed.

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From bȉti (to be)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bîːt/

Noun

bȋt f (Cyrillic spelling би̑т)

  1. essence
  2. point, meaning
Declension

Etymology 2

From English bit

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bît/

Noun

bȉt m (Cyrillic spelling би̏т)

  1. (computing) bit
Declension

Slavomolisano

Etymology

From Serbo-Croatian biti, from Proto-Slavic *byti, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *bū́ˀtei, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH-.

Verb

bit pf or impf

  1. to be

References

  • Walter Breu and Giovanni Piccoli (2000), Dizionario croato molisano di Acquaviva Collecroce: Dizionario plurilingue della lingua slava della minoranza di provenienza dalmata di Acquaviva Collecroce in Provincia di Campobasso (Parte grammaticale)., pp. 409–412

Spanish

Etymology

From English bit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbit/, [ˈbit̪]

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. bit (binary digit)

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse biti, noun definitions 2 and 4: From English bit, from binary digit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/ (1–4)
  • IPA(key): /bɪt/ (3–4)

Noun

bit c

  1. bit (small piece)
  2. bit (portion)
  3. bit (binary digit)
  4. bit (unit of storage)
  5. bit (piece of music)

Declension

Related terms

  • pusselbit
  • sockerbit

Verb

bit

  1. imperative of bita.

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbit/

Etymology 1

From Ottoman Turkish بیت‎, بت‎, from Proto-Turkic *bït (louse).

Noun

bit (definite accusative biti, plural bitler)

  1. (zoology) louse
Declension
Derived terms
  • bit yeniği (fishy)
  • bitli (lousy)
See also
  • pire (flea)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bit, abbreviation of binary digit.

Noun

bit (definite accusative biti, plural bitler)

  1. (computing) bit
Declension

Etymology 3

Verb

bit

  1. second-person singular imperative of bitmek

Turkmen

Etymology

From Old Turkic bit(bit), from Proto-Turkic *bɨt (louse).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bit̪/

Noun

bit (definite accusative bidi, plural bitler)

  1. (zoology) louse

Declension


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓit̚˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓit̚˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɓɨt̚˧˧]

Noun

bit

  1. (computing) bit

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /pit˥/
  • Tone numbers: bit7
  • Hyphenation: bit

Etymology 1

From Proto-Tai *pitᴰ (duck). Cognate with Thai เป็ด (bpèt), Lao ເປັດ (pet), ᦵᦔᧆ (ṗed), Tai Dam ꪹꪜꪸꪒ, Shan ပဵတ်း (pét), Ahom ???????????????? (pit), Bouyei bidt, Saek ปิ๊ด. Compare Old Chinese (OC *pʰid).

Noun

bit (classifier duz, Sawndip form , old orthography bit)

  1. duck
Derived terms
  • roegbit

Etymology 2

From Chinese (MC pˠiɪt̚).

Noun

bit (classifier gaiq, Sawndip form ????, old orthography bit)

  1. pen; pencil; writing implement

Classifier

bit (old orthography bit)

  1. Classifier for sums of money and deals.

Etymology 3

From Chinese (MC pʰiɪt̚).

Classifier

bit (old orthography bit)

  1. Classifier for cloth: bolt of


English

Etymology

From Middle English spot, spotte, partially from Middle Dutch spotte (spot, speck), and partially merging with Middle English splot, from Old English splott (spot, plot of land). Cognate with North Frisian spot (speck, piece of ground), Low German spot (speck), Old Norse spotti (small piece). See also splot, splotch.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /spɒt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt
  • (US) IPA(key): /spɑt/

Noun

spot (plural spots)

  1. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
  2. A stain or disfiguring mark.
  3. A pimple, papule or pustule.
  4. A small, unspecified amount or quantity.
  5. (slang, US) A bill of five-dollar or ten-dollar denomination in dollars.
  6. A location or area.
    • 1800, William Wordsworth, Hart-leap Well
      “A jolly place,” said he, “in times of old! / But something ails it now: the spot is curs’d.”
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [1]
      Yachvilli made it 6-0 with a second sweet strike from 45 metres after Matt Stevens was penalised for collapsing a scrum, and then slid another penalty just wide from the same spot.
  7. A parking space.
  8. (sports) An official determination of placement.
  9. A bright lamp; a spotlight.
  10. (US, advertising) A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
  11. A difficult situation.
    Synonyms: predicament; see also Thesaurus:difficult situation
  12. (gymnastics, dance, weightlifting) One who spots (supports or assists a maneuver, or is prepared to assist if safety dictates); a spotter.
  13. (soccer) Penalty spot.
  14. The act of spotting or noticing something.
  15. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above the beak.
  16. A food fish (Leiostomus xanthurus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States, with a black spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark bars on the sides.
  17. The southern redfish, or red horse (Sciaenops ocellatus), which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail.
  18. (in the plural, brokers’ slang, dated) Commodities, such as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.
  19. An autosoliton.
  20. (finance) A decimal point; point.
  21. Any of various points marked on the table, from which balls are played, in snooker, pool, billiards, etc.
  22. Any of the balls marked with spots in the game of pool, which one player aims to pot, the other player taking the stripes.

Hyponyms

  • sitspot
  • shot spot
  • sweet spot

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Catalan: espot

Translations

Verb

spot (third-person singular simple present spots, present participle spotting, simple past and past participle spotted)

  1. (transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate, distinguish or identify.
  2. (finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To stain; to leave a spot (on).
  4. To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
  5. To retouch a photograph on film to remove minor flaws.
  6. (gymnastics, dance, weightlifting, climbing) To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.
  7. (dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
  8. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation.
  9. To cut or chip (timber) in preparation for hewing.
  10. To place an object at a location indicated by a spot. Notably in billiards or snooker.

Translations

Adjective

spot (not comparable)

  1. (commerce, finance) Available on the spot; for immediate payment or delivery.

Translations

Anagrams

  • OTPs, POST, POTS, PTOs, Post, TPOs, opts, post, post-, post., pots, stop, tops

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsb̥ʌd̥]

Etymology 1

From the verb spotte (to mock). Compare Old Norse spottr, German Spott.

Noun

spot c (singular definite spotten, not used in plural form)

  1. mockery, ridicule
    • 2013, Jan Guillou, Vejen til Jerusalem, Modtryk →ISBN
      Men at også den anden søn savnede alle mandlige dyder, var straks værre og gjorde spotten større.

      But that the other son, too, lacked all male virtues, was much worse and enlarged the mockery.
    • 2010, Tove Ditlevsen, Man gjorde et barn fortræd, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN
      Hun havde råd til at smile igen, så ligegyldig var deres spot hende.

      She could afford to smile back, that was how little she cared about their ridicule.
    • 2015, Jørgen Christensen, Muhammed-tegningerne, demokratiet og sikkerhedspolitikken, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 9
      I artiklen skrev kulturredaktør Flemming Rose bl.a., at muslimer måtte acceptere, at deres religiøse følelser blev udsat for hån, spot og latterliggørelse[sic]:…

      In the article, editor of culture Flemming Rose wrote, among other things, that muslims had to accept their religious feelings being made the object of mockery, derision and ridicule:…
    • 2014, Fjodor M. Dostojevskij, Minder fra dødens hus, Bechs Forlag – Viatone →ISBN
      Først sporede man hos alle en heftig forbitrelse, derefter en dyb nedslåethed, og endelig syntes al sindsbevægelse at vige pladsen for hoverende spot.

      At first, one saw with everyone a hefty bitterness, then a deep sadness, and finally, all emotion seemed to recede, making way for gloating mockery.
Inflection

Etymology 2

From English spot.

Noun

spot c or n (singular definite spotten or spottet, plural indefinite spot or spots)

  1. spotlight
    • 1982, Lene H. Bagger, Idioterne, p. 179
      I millisekundet hvor lyset satte spots på hendes uforberedte ansigt, røbede det hende

      In the short moment when the light turned the spotlight on her unprepared face, it revealed her
  2. spot (short advertisement in radio or TV)
    • 2012, Jyllands-Posten
      Lego meddeler, at deres juleomsætning overgik alle forventninger på grund af spottene i TV 2

      LEGO informs that their Christmas sale surpassed all expectations due to the spots on TV 2
Inflection

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

spot

  1. imperative of spotte

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spɔt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch spot, from Old Dutch *spot, from Proto-Germanic *spuþþaz.

Noun

spot m (uncountable)

  1. mockery
    Synonyms: spotternij, plagerij, pesterij

Descendants

  • Negerhollands: spot

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English spot.

Noun

spot m (plural spots, diminutive spotje n)

  1. spot; a spotlight.
  2. spot; a brief segment on television.

Anagrams

  • post, stop

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English spot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spɔt/

Noun

spot m (plural spots)

  1. (physics) light spot
  2. blip (on radar)
  3. (cinematography, theater) spotlight, spot
  4. (surfing) area
  5. (television) spot; a brief segment on television.

Further reading

  • “spot” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • pots, stop

Indonesian

Etymology

From English spot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈspɔt]
  • Hyphenation: spot

Noun

spot

  1. (colloquial) spot, a location or area.

Further reading

  • “spot” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology

From English spot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔt/

Noun

spot m (invariable)

  1. spot (theatrical light; luminous point; brief radio or TV advertisment)

Further reading

  • spot in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • post, post-, stop

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *spot, from Proto-Germanic *sputtaz.

Noun

spot m or n

  1. joke, jest
  2. mockery, derision

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms

  • spotten

Descendants

  • Dutch: spot

Further reading

  • “spot”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “spot”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Old High German

Etymology

Compare Dutch spot. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

spot m

  1. mockery

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle High German: spot
    • German: Spott

References

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from English spot (brief advertisement).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spɔt/

Noun

spot m inan

  1. (neologism) spot, a short broadcast in television

Usage notes

Used for all short informational and promotional broadcasts, such as public service announcements, social campaigns, election ads and advertisements. The native counterpart reklama is restricted to advertisements.

Declension


Scottish Gaelic

Noun

spot m (genitive singular spoit, plural spotan)

  1. spot, stain
  2. spot, place

Synonyms

  • (place): bad

Derived terms

  • spot dall

Spanish

Noun

spot m (plural spots)

  1. advert, ad

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English sport.

Noun

spot

  1. sport

Volapük

Noun

spot (nominative plural spots)

  1. sport

Declension


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