both bitter and sweet to the taste:
both pleasant and painful or regretful:
a bittersweet memory.
Also called woody nightshade. a climbing or trailing plant, Solanum dulcamara, of the nightshade family, having small, violet, star-shaped flowers with a protruding yellow center and scarlet berries.
Also called climbing bittersweet. any climbing plant of the genus Celastrus, bearing orange capsules opening to expose red-coated seeds, especially C. scandens.
pleasure mingled with pain or regret:
the bittersweet of parting.
any of several North American woody climbing plants of the genus Celastrus, esp C. scandens, having orange capsules that open to expose scarlet-coated seeds: family Celastraceae
another name for woody nightshade
tasting of or being a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
pleasant but tinged with sadness
one of the indentations on the bit of a key. Machinery. a removable drilling or boring tool for use in a brace, drill press, or the like. a removable boring head used on certain kinds of drills, as a rock drill. a device for drilling oil wells or the like, consisting of a horizontally rotating […]
a little bit. Historical Examples The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III John Cleveland Two Knapsacks John Campbell The Great North Road: London to York Charles G. Harper Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever
noun trademark a file transfer protocol which enables users to upload and download large files on the internet in the form of software, games, film, video, music, etc, from other users rather than from a central server Contemporary Examples 15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry Alex Suskind June 5, 2014 […]
bitty box abuse (Or “calculator”) /bit’ee boks/ A computer sufficiently small, primitive, or incapable as to cause a hacker acute claustrophobia at the thought of developing software on or for it. The term is especially used of small, obsolescent, single-tasking-only personal computers such as the Atari 800, Osborne, Sinclair, VIC-20, TRS-80 or IBM PC, but […]