Mite

Definition of Mite

Pronunciation: mīt
n.1.(Zool.) A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the dust mite, cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, three-toed spider mite, etc. See Acarina.
2.A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
Two mites, which make a farthing.
- Mark xii. 49.
3.A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
4.Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.
For in effect they be not worth a myte.
- Chaucer.

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