Pronunciation Noun

mite (plural mites)

  1. A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species.
  2. A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing.
    • 1803, William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
      One mite wrung from the lab'rer's hands
      Shall buy and sell the miser's lands;
  3. A lepton, a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
  4. A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
  5. i sometimes used adverbially Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle
  6. (colloquial, often used affectionately) A small or naughty person, or one you take pity on; rascal
    • 2014, Lorraine F Elli, The Little Town Mouse
      “Tom told me that, but twasn't your fault, the little mite just couldn't wait to be born that's all.” A small smile played on Leah's lips
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: малость
  1. Eye dialect spelling of might#English|might.

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