See also: ditë, díte, dítě, and dîte

English edit

Etymology 1 edit

See dight.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /daɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Verb edit

dite (third-person singular simple present dites, present participle diting, simple past and past participle dited)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To prepare for use or action; to make ready.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “dite”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Etymology 2 edit

Variant of doit.[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dite (plural dites)

  1. (US, Maine) A trifling quantity or amount.
    A “dite” is a Maine measurement, somewhere between a smidge and a bit.
    • 2019, John Gould, This Trifling Distinction: Reminiscences from Down East, Down East Books, →ISBN, page 95:
      Two carpenters were moving a small building onto a new foundation, and one of them says, “Shove it my way a dite!” The other shoved, but shoved a little too hard. “Nope — too much! I said a dite!”
    • 1993, Ralph Moody, The Fields of Home, U of Nebraska Press, →ISBN, page 80:
      “Set your calipers a dite bigger’n the hole so’s they’ll fit good and snug.”

References edit

  1. ^ dite”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.

Anagrams edit

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Participle edit

dite f sg

  1. feminine singular of dit

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Galician edit

Verb edit

dite

  1. inflection of ditar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Italian edit

Verb edit

dite

  1. inflection of dire:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Anagrams edit

Malagasy edit

Etymology edit

From French du thé.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dite

  1. tea

Mauritian Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French thé.

Noun edit

dite

  1. tea

References edit

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Portuguese edit

Verb edit

dite

  1. inflection of ditar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Seychellois Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French thé.

Noun edit

dite

  1. tea

References edit

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

Spanish edit

Verb edit

dite

  1. second-person singular imperative of decir combined with te