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mite 1

 (mīt)
n.
Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.

[Middle English, from Old English mīte.]

mite 2

 (mīt)
n.
1.
a. A very small contribution or amount of money.
b. A widow's mite.
2. A very small object, creature, or particle.
3. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
Idiom:
a mite
To a small degree; somewhat: That remark was a mite unfair.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German mīte, a small Flemish coin, tiny animal.]

mite

(maɪt)
n
(Animals) any of numerous small free-living or parasitic arachnids of the order Acarina (or Acari) that can occur in terrestrial or aquatic habitats. See also gall mite, harvest mite, itch mite, spider mite Compare tick2
[Old English mīte; compare Old High German mīza gnat, Dutch mijt]

mite

(maɪt)
n
1. a very small particle, creature, or object
2. a very small contribution or sum of money. See also widow's mite
3. (Historical Terms) a former Flemish coin of small value
4. a mite informal somewhat: he's a mite foolish.
[C14: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch mīte; compare mite1]

mite1

(maɪt)

n.
any of numerous small to microscopic arachnids of the subclass Acari, including species that are parasitic on animals and plants or that feed on decaying matter and stored foods.
[before 1000; Middle English myte, Old English mīte; c. Middle Dutch mīte, Old High German miza midge]

mite2

(maɪt)

n.
1. a very small contribution or sum of money.
2. a coin of very small value.
3. a very small creature, person, or thing.
Idioms:
a mite, somewhat; a bit: a mite selfish.
[1300–50; Middle English myte < Middle Dutch mīte small copper coin; ultimately identical with mite1]

mite

(mīt)
Any of various very small arachnids that often live as parasites on other animals or plants. Like ticks and unlike spiders, mites have no division between the cephalothorax and abdomen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mite - a slight but appreciable amountmite - a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
snuff - a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
2.mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foodsmite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
Acarina, order Acarina - mites and ticks
acarine - mite or tick
web-spinning mite - a mite that spins a web
acarid - very small free-living arachnid that is parasitic on animals or plants; related to ticks
trombidiid - mite that in all stages feeds on other arthropods
trombiculid - mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates
acarus, genus Acarus - any of several mites of the order Acarina
itch mite, sarcoptid - whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animals; "itch mites cause scabies"
rust mite - any of several varieties of mite that burrow into plants and cause a reddish-brown discoloration on the leaves or fruit
spider mite, tetranychid - web-spinning mite that attacks garden plants and fruit trees

mite

1
adverb little, bit, little bit, jot, whit, iota I can't help feeling just a mite uneasy about it.

mite

2 noun
Related words
adjective acaroid

mite

noun
Translations
حَشَرَهطِفْل صَغير
prcekroztoč
lille myrmide
punkki
grinja
atkakukacpici gyerek
krílismámaur, áttfætlumaur
だに
erkė
knislismazulis
roztoč
çocukcağızkeneminicik kimse

mite

1 [maɪt] N (= insect) → ácaro m, acárido m

mite

2 [maɪt] N
1. (= small quantity) → pizca f
a mite of consolationuna pizca de consuelo
there's not a mite left (scrap) → no queda ni pizca; (drop) → no queda ni una sola gota
well, just a mite thenbueno, un poquitín
we were a mite surprisednos quedamos un tanto sorprendidos
2. (= child) → chiquillo/a m/f, criatura f
poor little mite!¡pobrecito!
3. (= coin) → ardite m; (as contribution) → óbolo m

mite

[ˈmaɪt] n
(= small quantity) → once f
Anybody with a mite of common sense could see how useless it was → Toute personne avec une once de bon sens pouvait voir à quel point cela était inutile.
(British) (= small child) → petit(e) m/f
The poor little mite! → Le pauvre petit chat!

mite

1
n (Zool) → Milbe f

mite

2
n
(Hist, = coin) → Scherf m, → Heller m; to contribute one’s mite to somethingsein Scherflein zu etw beitragen
(= small amount)bisschen nt; well, just a mite thenna gut, ein (ganz) kleines bisschen
(Brit = child) → Würmchen nt (inf); poor little mite!armes Wurm! (inf)
adv (inf) a mite surprised/disappointedetwas or ein bisschen überrascht/enttäuscht; could you wait a mite longer?können Sie noch ein Momentchen warten? (inf)

mite

[maɪt] n
a. (small quantity) → briciolo
the widow's mite (Bible) → l'obolo della vedova
b. (Brit) (small child) poor mite!povera creaturina!
c. (Zool) → acaro

mite

(mait) noun
1. a tiny person or child.
2. a type of very small insect.

mite

n ácaro; dust — ácaro del polvo; harvest —ácaro de la cosecha, ácaro rojo, larva roja de ciertos ácaros
References in classic literature ?
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.
What to the rapacious landlord is the widow's last mite but a Fast-Fish?
It was sufficiently perplexing that this tiny mite of life should have come into the world at all in the manner that it had; that it should have come with a comical imitation of its father's nose was simply uncanny.
Her young husband was as happy as she; for he was doing his whole duty, he worked early and late at his handicraft, his bread was honest bread well and fairly earned, he was prospering, he was furnishing shelter and sustenance to his family, he was adding his mite to the wealth of the nation.
Then Tom and Bob went to the sideboard where the decanter was, and mixed a glass of bitters and handed it to him, and he held it in his hand and waited till Tom's and Bob's was mixed, and then they bowed and said, "Our duty to you, sir, and madam;" and THEY bowed the least bit in the world and said thank you, and so they drank, all three, and Bob and Tom poured a spoonful of water on the sugar and the mite of whisky or apple brandy in the bottom of their tumblers, and give it to me and Buck, and we drank to the old people too.
I am sure my fancy raised up something round that blue-eyed mite of a child, which etherealized, and made a very angel of her.
One of the little girls, a mere mite who seemed to have prematurely taken upon herself some charge of the others, stepped out of her place by me, and danced to and from the baby until it left off crying, and laughed.
Even this poor little mite, when he woke up today, asked the nurse if he might go away.
When I realized this, I hurriedly slipped off my clothes, and, wading in at a point lower down, I caught the poor mite and drew her safe to land.
In that case the cylinder might be destroyed with dyna- mite or artillery before it was sufficiently cool for the Mar- tians to emerge, or they might be butchered by means of guns so soon as the screw opened.
His failure to discover any mite of resemblance in their view points made him more miserable than before.
Hercules was so tickled with the Pygmy's big words and warlike gestures, that he burst into a great explosion of laughter, and almost dropped the poor little mite of a creature off the palm of his hand, through the ecstasy and convulsion of his merriment.