- a native, inhabitant, or citizen of: Brooklynite
- a descendant from or offspring of: Israelite
- an adherent of, believer in, or member of: often disparaging: laborite, Luddite
- a product, esp. a commercially manufactured one: Lucite, dynamite, vulcanite
- a fossil: ammonite
- a part of a body or bodily organ: somite
Origin of -iteFr, arbitrary alteration of -ate, -ate a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ous: nitrite, sulfite
- a (specified) mineral or rock: anthracite, dolomite
Origin of -iteMiddle English from Old French or Classical Latin or Gr: Old French -ite from Classical Latin -ita, -ites from Classical Greek -it?s, feminine -itis
forming adjectives, nouns, and verbs: finite
Origin of -iteClassical Latin -itus, ending of some past participles
- Native or resident of: New Jerseyite.
- a. Descendant of: Levite.b. Adherent or follower of: Luddite.
- A part of an organ, body, or bodily part: somite.
- a. Rock; mineral: graphite.b. Fossil: trilobite.
- a. Product: metabolite.b. A commercial product: ebonite.
Origin of -iteMiddle English from Old French from Latin -ītēs, -īta from Greek -ītēs
A salt or ester of an acid named with an adjective ending in -ous: sulfite.
Origin of -iteAlteration of -ate 2