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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mite /ˈmaɪt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mite /ˈmaɪt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mite n.
 1. Zool. A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the dust mite, cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, three-toed spider mite, etc. See Acarina.
 2.  A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing.  The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
    Two mites, which make a farthing.   --Mark xii. 49.
 3. A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
 4. Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.
    For in effect they be not worth a myte.   --Chaucer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a
           touch of garlic" [syn: touch, hint, tinge, pinch,
            jot, speck, soupcon]
      2: any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often
         infesting animals or plants or stored foods

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    contraction of minute, from the Latin minutum, the translation
    of the Greek word lepton, the very smallest bronze of copper
    coin (Luke 12:59; 21:2). Two mites made one quadrans, i.e., the
    fourth part of a Roman as, which was in value nearly a
    halfpenny. (See FARTHING.)