See also: -lite
See also: lité

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Variation of light (light-weight, diet)

AdjectiveEdit

lite (not comparable)

  1. Light in composition, notably low in fat, calories etc. Most commonly used commercially.:
    His lite dinner consisted of crackers, some broccoli and a salad with lite ranch dressing.
  2. Lightweight
  3. Informal spelling of light.
    My favorite color is lite blue!
  4. (usually used postpositively) Lacking substance or seriousness.
    • 2003 March 6, “Reform Lite”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
      this compromise bill is reform lite. It is both more palatable to nursing home owners and less protective of elderly patients
    • 2006, Alfie Kohn, Beyond discipline: from compliance to community, page 42:
      If there is a difference between doing this to a child and engaging in old-fashioned punishment, it is at best a quantitative rather than a qualitative difference. What Dreikurs and his followers are selling is Punishment Lite.
    • 2010 April 8, “Sovereign debt crisis at 'boiling point', warns Bank for International Settlements”, Telegraph.co.uk:
      The analysis bolsters claims by the Tories that markets will not wait patiently as Britain draws up leisurely plans for austerity-lite
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English lit, lut (little), from Old English lȳt

NounEdit

lite (uncountable)

  1. (UK, dialect) A little, bit.

AdjectiveEdit

lite (comparative liter, superlative litest)

  1. (UK, dialect) few; little

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English liten, from Old Norse hlíta (to rely on, trust, abide by). Cognate with Icelandic hlíta (to comply), Swedish lita (to trust, rely on, depend on, confide in), Danish lide (to trust).

VerbEdit

lite (third-person singular simple present lites, present participle liting, simple past and past participle lited)

  1. (UK, dialect) To expect; wait.
  2. (UK, dialect) To rely.

NounEdit

lite (plural lites)

  1. (UK, dialect) The act of waiting; a wait.

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DutchEdit

NounEdit

lite m (plural liten, diminutive litetje n)

  1. (history) The (rare) singular of liten

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

lite

  1. imperative and present imperfect singular forms of liter

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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • lighte (obsolete)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lite

  1. past participle of ligh

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

lite f (plural liti)

  1. A quarrel, row, altercation, fight
  2. (law) A suit, lawsuit

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LadinEdit

VerbEdit

lite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of liter
  2. first-person singular present subj of liter
  3. third-person singular present subj of liter
  4. third-person plural present subj of liter

LatinEdit

NounEdit

līte

  1. ablative singular of līs

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lite n

  1. neuter form of liten

AdverbEdit

lite (comparative mindre, superlative minst)

  1. little
    Me veit lite om djuphava.
    We know little about the deep oceans.

VerbEdit

lite (present tense lit, past tense leit, past participle lite, passive infinitive litast, present participle litande, imperative lit)

  1. Alternative form of lita.

Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

lite f (genitive lite or lit)

  1. porridge
  2. (historical) pottage
  3. (historical) posset

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SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

lite

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of litar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of litar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of litar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of litar.

SwedishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

lite (comparative mindre, superlative minst)

  1. little, some; a small amount
    Det finns lite vatten i flaskan.
    There is a little water in the bottle.
    Jag har lite pengar kvar.
    I've got a little money left.
    Jag skrev lite på hemuppgiften.
    I wrote a little on the homework.

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Usage notesEdit

To be used with uncountable nouns.

AdverbEdit

lite (comparative mindre, superlative minst)

  1. a little, to a small extent; somewhat
    Jag har lite för lite pengar kvar.
    I've got slightly too little money left.
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