- mitchell, mount,
- mitchell, silas weir,
- mitchell, william,
- mitchum, robert,
- mite typhus,
- miter box,
- miter gear,
- miter joint
Origin of mite1
Origin of mite2
Examples from the Web for mite
Not the greatest tragedy in the world, perhaps, but a mite sad.
OPEC meets in Vienna on Friday, a meeting that will, according to the Wall Street Journal, be a mite testy.
This made him look a mite desperate and distinctly unpresidential.Yes, The Debate Moderator Screwed Up. That's Life.|Megan McArdle|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Well, maybe a household name among the Twitterati, we who take ourselves a mite too seriously, but never mind.The Sedition Files: How an Indian Cartoonist Becomes a Criminal|Dilip D’Souza|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Inside the copse the doves were cooing, squirrels leaping, the cuckoo crying, as the mite went along.Golden Moments|Anonymous
And there isnt a mite of harm in that Asa Scruggs, added the housekeeper.The Corner House Girls' Odd Find|Grace Brooks Hill
I mite hev doubled it; but the fellows wuz took in so easy that no financeerin wuz required, and it really wuz no amoozment.Swingin Round the Cirkle.|Petroleum V. Nasby
Such is the honour of that mite, that he looks at Cobbs, to see whether he has brought him into trouble.The Holly-Tree|Charles Dickens
He's never paid any attention to anybody, and I guess it's a mite late to expect him to begin now.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
Word Origin for mite
Word Origin for mite
"tiny animal, minute arachnid," Old English mite, from Proto-Germanic *miton (cf. Middle Dutch mite, Dutch mijt, Old High German miza, Danish mide) originally meaning perhaps "the cutter," in reference to its bite, from Proto-Germanic *mait- (cf. Gothic maitan, Old High German meizen "to cut"), from PIE root *mai- "to cut" (see maim). Or else its original sense is "something small," and it is from PIE *mei- "small," in reference to size (see minus).
"little bit," mid-14c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German mite "tiny animal," from Proto-Germanic *miton-, from PIE *mei- "small" (see minus), and thus probably identical with mite (n.1). Also the name of a medieval Flemish copper coin of very small value, proverbial in English for "a very small unit of money," hence used since Wyclif to translate Latin minutum from Vulgate in Mark xii:43, itself a translation of Greek lepton. French mite (14c.) is a loan-word from Dutch.