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Meaning of MITE

Pronunciation:  mIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
  2. [n]  a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
 

MITE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: hint, jot, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge, touch
 
 See Also: acarid, Acarina, acarine, acarus, itch mite, order Acarina, rust mite, sarcoptid, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snuff, spider mite, tetranychid, trombiculiid, trombidiid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mite\, n. [AS. m[=i]te mite (in sense 1); akin to LG.
mite, D. mijt, G. miete, OHG. m[=i]za; cf. Goth. maitan to
cut.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of
   which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar
   mite, harvest mite, etc. See {Acarina}.

2. [D. mijt; prob. the same word.] A small coin formerly
   circulated in England, rated at about a third of a
   farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in
   Palestine in the time of Christ.

         Two mites, which make a farthing.     --Mark xii.
                                               49.

3. A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

4. Anything very small; a minute object; a very little
   quantity or particle.

         For in effect they be not worth a myte. --Chaucer.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

contraction of minute, from the Latin minutum, the translation of the Greek word lepton, the very smallest bronze of copper coin (Luke 12:59; 21:2). Two mites made one quadrans, i.e., the fourth part of a Roman as, which was in value nearly a halfpenny. (See FARTHING.)

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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