lite Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “lite” in the English Dictionary

"lite" in British English

See all translations

liteadjective

uk   /laɪt/  us   /laɪt/
  • lite adjective (NOT SERIOUS)

used for ​describing things that are not ​serious and that are ​easy to ​understand and ​enjoy: lite ​news about ​celebrities
[after noun] humorous or disapproving not as ​serious or as good ​quality as the ​real thing: She ​describedtheirrelationship as "​marriage lite".
(Definition of lite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lite" in American English

See all translations

liteadjective [not gradable]

 us   /lɑɪt/ infml
containing less ​fat or ​sugar than ​similartypes of ​food and ​therefore less ​likely to make you ​increaseyourweight: lite ​beer Note: This spelling of light is used in advertising products. If used otherwise, it is usually intended to be humorous.
(Definition of lite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lite" in Business English

See all translations

liteadjective

uk   us   /laɪt/
used in ​advertising to describe ​food or drink that contains less fat or sugar than usual: lite ​vanilla ice cream lite ​foods A "lite ​bites" ​menuincludes sandwiches, soups, and tortilla ​wraps.
[after noun] not as good, complete, serious, etc. as other things of the same ​type: Such ​behaviour is ​part of the phenomenon of ​management lite - ​managing by ​numbers and ​formulas rather than ​judgment and ​method. The new ​laws have been dubbed "child ​care lite" because of the radically ​reducedamount of ​fundingattached.
(Definition of lite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lite”
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, (食物, 饮料)低热量的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, (食物、飲料)低熱量的…
What is the pronunciation of lite?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“lite” in British English

“lite” in Business English

More meanings of “lite”

Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More