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Meaning of NIT

Pronunciation:  nit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing
  2. [n]  a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source
 

NIT is a 3 letter word that starts with N.

 

 See Also: egg, luminance unit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nit\, n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss, OHG. niz;
cf. gr. ?, ?, Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet, Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol.
gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.] (Zo["o]l.)
The egg of a louse or other small insect.

{Nit grass} (Bot.), a pretty annual European grass
   ({Gastridium lendigerum}), with small spikelets somewhat
   resembling a nit. It is also found in California and
   Chili.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, captiousness, carping, cat flea, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, chigoe, cockroach, crab, criticism, dog flea, exception, faultfinding, flak, flea, grayback, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, jigger, knock, louse, mite, nagging, nay, niggle, niggling, nit-picking, nix, no, nope, obloquy, overcriticalness, parasite, pestering, pettifogging, priggishness, quibble, quibbling, rap, red bug, reflection, reproachfulness, roach, sand flea, slam, stricture, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistism, vermin, weevil
 

 

 

 

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