See also: ritë

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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Via Middle English and Old French, from Latin ritus.

NounEdit

rite ‎(plural rites)

  1. A religious custom.
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TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Variation of right.

AdjectiveEdit

rite ‎(not comparable)

  1. Informal spelling of right.
    He's rite, you know.
Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

rite ‎(not comparable)

  1. Informal spelling of right.
    It's rite next to my house.

InterjectionEdit

rite

  1. Informal spelling of right.
    Rite, let's do it...

NounEdit

rite ‎(plural rites)

  1. Informal spelling of right.
    I know rite from wrong.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • rit (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin ritus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rite m ‎(plural rites)

  1. rite

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

ParticipleEdit

rite

  1. past participle of righ

AdjectiveEdit

rite

  1. taut, tense
  2. sharp, steep
  3. exposed (le(to))
  4. eager (chun(for))
Derived termsEdit
  • riteacht f(tautness, tenseness; sharpness, steepness; exposedness, bleakness)

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

rite

  1. past participle of rith

AdjectiveEdit

rite

  1. exhausted, extinct
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From rītus(rite, custom)

AdverbEdit

rite ‎(not comparable)

  1. according to religious usage, with due observances, with proper ceremonies, ceremonially, solemnly, duly

ReferencesEdit

  • rite in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • rite in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • RITE in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to honour the gods with all due ceremonial (very devoutly): deum rite (summa religione) colere
    • after having performed the sacrifice (with due ritual): rebus divinis (rite) perpetratis

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *lite. Compare Hawaiian like.

VerbEdit

rite

  1. to resemble; to be like, similar, alike

Derived termsEdit