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Webster 1913 Edition


Dit

Dit

,
Noun.
[
Ditty
.]
1.
A word; a decree.
[Obs.]
2.
A ditty; a song.
[Obs.]

Dit

,
Verb.
T.
[AS.
dyttan
, akin to Icel.
ditta
.]
To close up.
[Obs.]
Dr. H. More.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dit

DIT

,
Noun.
A ditty. [Not used.]

DIT

,
Verb.
T.
To close up. [Not used.]

Definition 2022


dit

dit

See also: dít, dît, -dit, D.I.T., and -dít

English

Verb

dit (third-person singular simple present dits, present participle ditting, simple past and past participle ditted)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) To stop up; block (an opening); close (compare Scots dit).
  2. (obsolete) To close up.
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Etymology 2

Variant of dite.

Noun

dit (plural dits)

  1. (archaic, rare) A ditty, a little melody.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      No bird, but did her shrill notes sweetly sing; / No song but did containe a louely dit: / Trees, braunches, birds, and songs were framed fit [...].
  2. (obsolete) A word; a decree.

Etymology 3

Imitative.

Noun

dit (plural dits)

  1. The spoken representation of a dot in radio and telegraph Morse code.
Translations

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Etymology 4

Shortening.

Noun

dit (plural dits)

  1. (information theory) decimal digit

Etymology 5

From French dit (called)

Adjective

dit (not comparable)

  1. (Canada, obsolete, anthroponymy) indicator of a declared surname originating from Canadian French (literally, "called")

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Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch dit (this), from Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɨt/

Pronoun

dit (possessive sy)

  1. it (subject and object)
  2. this, that

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Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin de-inter.

Preposition

dit

  1. from

Related terms

  • dintrã
  • ditrã

Breton

Pronoun

dit

  1. second-person singular of da

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Etymology 1

From Old Provençal, from Latin digitus.

Noun

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Etymology 2

From Old Provençal, from Latin dictus.

Verb

dit

  1. past participle of dir

Danish

Pronoun

dit (common din, plural dine)

  1. (possessive) Neuter singular form of din

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪt/

Etymology

From Middle Dutch dit, from Old Dutch thit. Cognate with German dies.

Determiner

dit

  1. this (neuter); referring to a thing or a person closer by.
    dit huis
    this house
    dit kind
    this child

Inflection

Dutch demonstrative determiners
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Proximal deze deze dit deze
Distal die die dat die
Possessive diens dier diens dier

Derived terms

Pronoun

dit n

  1. (demonstrative) this, this here
    Wat is dit?
    What is this?

Usage notes

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart hier. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.


French

Etymology

From Old French dit, from Latin dictus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di/

Verb

dit

  1. past participle of dire
    Il a dit son nom. ― He said his name.
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
    « Je m'appelle Paul, » dit-il. ― "My name is Paul," he says.
  3. third-person singular past historic of dire
  4. (in names) Indicating a surname used as a family name.

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin dictus, dictum.

Verb

dit

  1. past participle of

Adjective

dit

  1. said

Noun

dit m (plural dits)

  1. saying, maxim

Norwegian

Adverb

dit

  1. to that place; thither

Occitan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin digitus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dit]

Noun

dit m (plural dits)

  1. finger

Old French

Etymology

From Latin dictum.

Noun

dit m (oblique plural diz or ditz, nominative singular diz or ditz, nominative plural dit)

  1. word
  2. story; tale

Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Latin dictus.

Verb

dit

  1. past participle of dire
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dire
  3. third-person singular past historic of dire

Descendants


Scots

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Early Scots ditt or dyt, from Old English dyttan.

Pronunciation

Verb

dit (third-person singular present dits, present participle ditin, past ditt, past participle ditt)

  1. To close (especially of a door or mouth).
  2. To block or stop up (of an opening).
  3. To obstruct, especially from view.
  4. To darken or dim (in the sense of obscuring light).
  5. Of the sun: to sink or to be obscured by clouds.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adverb

dit (not comparable)

  1. there; to that place; that way, in that direction; thither
    Jag har aldrig varit i London, men jag ska dit snart. ― I've never been to London, but I will get there soon.

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