Definition for MITE

MITE, n. [Sax. mite; D. myt; Dan. mid; Fr. mite; and Ch. מעט, small. Class Md, No. I7.]

  1. A very small insect of the genus Acarus.
  2. In Scripture, a small piece of money, the quarter of a denarius, or about seven English farthings. Encyc.
  3. Any thing proverbially very small; a very little particle or quantity. Dryden.
  4. The twentieth part of a grain. Arbuthnot.

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