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Meaning of FLITE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Flite\, v. i. [AS. fl[=i]tan to strive, contend, quarrel;
    akin to G. fleiss industry.]
    To scold; to quarrel. [Prov. Eng.] --Grose.
    
    
  2. \Flite\, Flyte \Flyte\, n. [AS. fl[=i]t. See {Flite}.]
    Strife; dispute; abusive or upbraiding talk, as in fliting;
    wrangling. [Obs. or Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
    
          The bird of Pallas has also a good ``flyte'' on the
          moral side . . . in his suggestion that the principal
          effect of the nightingale's song is to make women false
          to their husbands.                       --Saintsbury.
    
    
 

 

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