lite

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See also: lité

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Variation of light ‎(light-weight, diet)

Adjective[edit]

lite ‎(not comparable)

  1. Light in composition, notably low in fat, calories etc. Most commonly used commercially.:
    His lite dinner consisted of crackers, some broccoli and a salad with lite ranch dressing.
  2. Lightweight
  3. Informal spelling of light.
    My favorite color is lite blue!
  4. (usually used postpositively) Lacking substance or seriousness.
    • 2003 March 6, “Reform Lite”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
      this compromise bill is reform lite. It is both more palatable to nursing home owners and less protective of elderly patients
    • 2006, Alfie Kohn, Beyond discipline: from compliance to community, page 42:
      If there is a difference between doing this to a child and engaging in old-fashioned punishment, it is at best a quantitative rather than a qualitative difference. What Dreikurs and his followers are selling is Punishment Lite.
    • 2010 April 8, “Sovereign debt crisis at 'boiling point', warns Bank for International Settlements”, Telegraph.co.uk:
      The analysis bolsters claims by the Tories that markets will not wait patiently as Britain draws up leisurely plans for austerity-lite
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English lit, lut ‎(little), from Old English lȳt

Noun[edit]

lite ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Britain, dialect) A little, bit.

Adjective[edit]

lite ‎(comparative liter, superlative litest)

  1. (Britain, dialect) few; little

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English liten, from Old Norse hlíta ‎(to rely on, trust, abide by). Cognate with Icelandic hlíta ‎(to comply), Swedish lita ‎(to trust, rely on, depend on, confide in), Danish lide ‎(to trust).

Verb[edit]

lite ‎(third-person singular simple present lites, present participle liting, simple past and past participle lited)

  1. (Britain, dialect) To expect; wait.
  2. (Britain, dialect) To rely.

Noun[edit]

lite ‎(plural lites)

  1. (Britain, dialect) The act of waiting; a wait.

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

lite m ‎(plural liten, diminutive litetje n)

  1. (historical) The (rare) singular of liten

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

lite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of liter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of liter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of liter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of liter
  5. second-person singular imperative of liter

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Irish[edit]

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lite

  1. past participle of ligh

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lite f ‎(plural liti)

  1. A quarrel, row, altercation, fight
  2. (law) A suit, lawsuit

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Ladin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of liter
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of liter
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of liter
  4. third-person plural present subjunctive of liter

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

līte

  1. ablative singular of līs

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lite

  1. neuter singular of liten

Adverb[edit]

lite

  1. little
    lite kjent - little known

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lite n

  1. neuter singular of liten

Adverb[edit]

lite (comparative mindresuperlative minst)

  1. little
    Me veit lite om djuphava.
    We know little about the deep oceans.

Verb[edit]

lite ‎(present tense lit, past tense leit, past participle lite, passive infinitive litast, present participle litande, imperative lit)

  1. Alternative form of lita

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

lite f ‎(genitive singular lite or lit)

  1. porridge
  2. (historical) pottage
  3. (historical) posset

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lite

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of litar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of litar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of litar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of litar.

Swedish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

lite (comparative mindre, superlative minst)

  1. little, some; a small amount
    Det finns lite vatten i flaskan.
    There is a little water in the bottle.
    Jag har lite pengar kvar.
    I've got a little money left.
    Jag skrev lite på hemuppgiften.
    I wrote a little on the homework.

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Usage notes[edit]

To be used with uncountable nouns.

Adverb[edit]

lite (comparative mindre, superlative minst)

  1. a little, to a small extent; somewhat
    Jag har lite för lite pengar kvar.
    I've got slightly too little money left.