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mite

tiny particle; an insect; a small amount
Not to be confused with:
might – force; strength; past tense of may
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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mite

noun
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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
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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!
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mite

(mait) noun
1. a tiny person or child.
2. a type of very small insect.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

mite

n ácaro; dust — ácaro del polvo; harvest —ácaro de la cosecha, ácaro rojo, larva roja de ciertos ácaros
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References in classic literature ?
I wouldn't be a mite surprised if yours did, too--not a mite."
"Those Booths are all a mite queer," said Captain Jim.
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.
'O, I am such a mite of a thing, and you are so womanly and handsome.