Lite meaning

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Stone; mineral; fossil.

Coprolite.

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(UK, dialect) A little, bit.
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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.

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Informal spelling of light.

My favorite color is lite blue!

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Stone.

Chrysolite, cryolite.

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(usually used postpositively) Lacking substance or seriousness.
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(UK, dialect) Few; little.
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(UK, dialect) To expect; wait.
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(UK, dialect) To rely.
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(UK, dialect) The act of waiting; a wait.
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The definition of lite is a slang term for light that means having less substance than something else.

An example of something lite is a lite soda that has fewer calories than regular soda.

An example of something lite is lite jazz, or jazz music that has good sound, but lacking in quality jazz characteristics.

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Used after a common noun or especially a proper noun to indicate that something, such as a work or action, is less serious, severe, difficult, or extensive than what is considered typical of the specified noun.
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Origin of lite

  • Fr, for -lithe: see -lith

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French alteration of -lithe from Greek lithos stone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of light

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English lit, lut (“little"), from Old English lȳt

    From Wiktionary

  • Variation of light (“light-weight, diet")

    From Wiktionary