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Webster 1913 Edition


Nit

Nit

(nĭt)
,
Noun.
[AS.
hnitu
; akin to D.
neet
, G.
niss
, OHG.
niz
; cf. Gr.
κονίς
,
κονίδος
, Icel.
gnit
, Sw.
gnet
, Dan.
gnid
, Russ. & Pol.
gnida
, Bohem.
hnida
, W.
nedd
.]
(Zool.)
The egg of a louse or other small insect.
Nit grass
(Bot.)
,
a pretty annual European grass (
Gastridium lendigerum
), with small spikelets somewhat resembling a nit. It is also found in California and Chile.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nit

NIT

,
Noun.
The egg of a louse or other small insect.

Definition 2022


nit

nit

See also: nît and -nit

English

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. The egg of a louse.
  2. A young louse.
  3. (Britain, slang) A fool, a nitwit.
  4. A nitpicker.
  5. A minor shortcoming.
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin nitēre (to shine).

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. A candela per square meter.
    This brightness of this LCD screen is between 900 and 1000 nits.

Etymology 3

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. Synonym of nat (logarithmic unit of information)

Anagrams


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin nox.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈnit/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈnit/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈnit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun

nit f (plural nits)

  1. night
    durant la nit
    during the night

Central Mahuatlán Zapoteco

Noun

nit

  1. water

Reference


Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɲɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun

nit f

  1. thread

Derived terms

  • nitka f

Lojban

Rafsi

nit

  1. rafsi of cnita.

Ozolotepec Zapotec

Noun

nit

  1. water

Reference


Polish

nity

Etymology

From German Niete.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɲit/

Noun

nit m inan

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

From German Niete.

Noun

nit n (plural nituri)

  1. rivet

San Baltazar Loxicha Zapotec

Noun

nit

  1. water

Reference


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nîːt/

Noun

nȋt f (Cyrillic spelling ни̑т)

  1. thread
  2. flow, continuity

Declension


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnít/
  • Tonal orthography: nȉt

Noun

nìt f (genitive níti, nominative plural níti)

  1. thread

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

From German Niet.

Noun

nit c

  1. a rivet, a stud
  2. the action of braking (a motor vehicle) very hard
  3. a lottery ticket which gave no reward
  4. zeal

Declension

Inflection of nit 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative nit niten nitar nitarna
Genitive nits nitens nitars nitarnas

Synonyms

  • (braking): tvärnit
  • (lottery ticket): nitlott

See also

  • nita
  • gå på en nit
  • tvärnit

Volapük

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. staple
  2. staple for office stapler

Declension


Wolof

Noun

  1. person

Zipser German

Alternative forms

Adverb

nit

  1. (Romania, including Wassertal) not

References

  • Claus Stephani, Zipser Mära und Kasska (1989)
  • Anton-Joseph Ilk, Zipser Volksgut aus dem Wassertal (1990)