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lite

 (līt)
adj. Slang
1.
a. Having fewer calories or less of an ingredient than a food or beverage of the same kind: lite beer; lite salt.
b. Having less weight than others of the same kind: lite trucks.
c. Less serious, severe, difficult, or extensive than others of the same kind: "lite music, shimmering on the surface and squishy soft at the core" (Mother Jones).
2. Used after a common noun or especially a proper noun to indicate that something, such as a work or action, is less serious, severe, difficult, or extensive than what is considered typical of the specified noun: "Compared with 'Gravity's Rainbow' or 'V.' ... this novel is Pynchon Lite" (Michiko Kakutani).

[Alteration of light.]

lite

(laɪt)
adj
1. (Cookery) (of food and drink) containing few calories or little alcohol or fat
2. denoting a more restrained or less extreme version of a person or thing: reggae lite.
[C20: variant spelling of light2]

lite

(laɪt)

adj.
an informal, simplified spelling of light 2 , used esp. in labeling, naming, or advertising commercial products.
lite′ness, n.

-lite

or -lyte

a combining form used in the names of minerals or fossils: aerolite; rhyolite. Compare -lith.
[< French, simplified form of -lithe < Greek líthos stone; similarly German -lit, earlier -lith]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lite - having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
fat-free, fatless, nonfat - without fat or fat solids; "nonfat or fat-free milk"
Translations
light

lite

[laɪt] ADJ
1. (Culin) (= low-fat) → bajo en calorías, light inv
2. (fig) (= mild) → descafeinado, light inv

lite

adj (inf: Cook, fig) → Light-, light pred; lite beerLight-Bier nt
References in classic literature ?
On this occasion they departed by twos and threes, most of them agreeing in favor of Rabourdin; while the old stagers, like Monsieur Clergeot, shook their heads and said, "Habent sua sidera lites.
You no lememba tallee Lajah stand up wavee lite clothee in plilate boat, ah?
Do 'way, Tarley, I don't lite you," cried little Blue-bonnet, casting down her ermine muff and sobbing in a microscopic handkerchief, the thread-lace edging on which could n't mitigate her woe, as it might have done that of an older sufferer.