mite Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mite” in the English Dictionary

"mite" in British English

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uk   us   /maɪt/

mite noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a very ​smallanimalsimilar to a spider: a ​redspider mite

mite noun (CHILD)

[C] informal mainly UK or old-fashioned US a ​youngchild, ​especially one ​deservingsympathy: Poor little mite, he ​looks so ​tired.

mite noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[S] old-fashioned a very ​smallamount: I couldn't ​eat another mite.a mite old-fashioned informal slightly: He ​seemed a mite ​embarrassed.
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