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nit definition

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This page has 34 definitions of nit with English translations in 12 languages. Nit is a noun, verb and adverb. Examples of how to use nit in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: niť, nịt, nît, ɲit, -nit, нит, and нить

English nit definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English nite, from Old English hnitu, from Proto-Germanic *hnits (compare Dutch neet, German Nisse, Norwegian nit), from Proto-Indo-European *-níd- (compare Scottish Gaelic sneadh, Lithuanian glìnda, Polish gnida, Albanian thëri, Ancient Greek κονίς (konís)).

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. The egg of a louse.
  2. A young louse.
  3. (UK, Ireland, slang) A head louse regardless of its age.
  4. (UK, slang) A fool, a nitwit.
  5. A nitpicker.
  6. A minor shortcoming.
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Verb

nit (third-person singular simple present nits, present participle nitting, simple past and past participle nitted)

  1. (MLE) To have the modus vivendi of a drug addict, to live the life of a nitty.
    • 2018, HL8 and SimpzBeatz (music), “Rolling Round”, performed by Sparko of OMH:
      Can’t miss no dots
      Every shot let caused I’m hittin
      Used to bag it up in the toilet
      My mumsie thought I was shittin
      Ever seen a junky fittin?
      Ever stepped in a room full of needles?
      No I ain’t doin no nittin

Etymology 2

From Latin nitēre (to shine).

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. A candela per square meter.
    This brightness of this LCD screen is between 900 and 1000 nits.

Etymology 3

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. Synonym of nat (logarithmic unit of information)

Etymology 4

Noun

nit (plural nits)

  1. (poker) A player with an overly cautious and reactive playing style.
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Catalan nit definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Catalan nuyt, from Latin noctem (compare Occitan nuèit, French nuit, Spanish noche), from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (compare English night).

Pronunciation

Noun

nit f (plural nits)

  1. night
    Antonyms: dia, jorn
    durant la nitduring the night

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Central Mahuatlán Zapoteco nit definition

Noun

nit

  1. water

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Czech nit definition

Etymology

From Old Czech nit, from Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɲɪt] (informally pronounced /ˈɲɪc/)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: nit
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun

nit f

  1. thread

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

  • nit in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • nit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Icelandic nit definition

Etymology

From Old Norse gnit, from Proto-Germanic *hnits.

Pronunciation

Noun

nit f (genitive singular nitar, no plural)

  1. nit (egg of a louse)

Declension


Norwegian Nynorsk nit definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From the verb nite.

Noun

nit n (definite singular nitet, indefinite plural nit, definite plural nita)

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Etymology 2

Noun

nit m (definite singular niten, indefinite plural nitar, definite plural nitane)

  1. a nail, usually iron
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References

  • “nit” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “nit”, in Norsk Ordbok: ordbok over det norske folkemålet og det nynorske skriftmålet, Oslo: Samlaget, 1950-2016
  • “nit”, in Norsk teknisk ordbok, 2nd edition, Oslo: Samlaget, 1984, page 530

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Old Czech nit definition

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Noun

nit f

  1. thread

Declension

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Further reading


Ozolotepec Zapotec nit definition

Noun

nit

  1. water

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Polish nit definition

nity

Etymology

Borrowed from German Niet, from Middle High German nieten, from Old High German hniotan, from Proto-West Germanic *hneudan, from Proto-Germanic *hneudaną.

Pronunciation

Noun

nit m inan

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

Declension

Further reading

  • nit in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nit in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian nit definition

Etymology

From German Niet.

Noun

nit n (plural nituri)

  1. rivet

Declension


San Baltazar Loxicha Zapotec nit definition

Noun

nit

  1. water

References


Saterland Frisian nit definition

Etymology

From Old Frisian [Term?]. Cognates include West Frisian net and German nicht.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪt/
  • Hyphenation: nit
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Adverb

nit

  1. not
    • 2000, Marron C. Fort, transl., Dät Näie Tästamänt un do Psoolme in ju aasterlauwerfräiske Uurtoal fon dät Seelterlound, Fräislound, Butjoarlound, Aastfräislound un do Groninger Umelounde [The New Testament and the Psalms in the East Frisian language, native to Saterland, Friesland, Butjadingen, East Frisia and the Ommelanden of Groningen], →ISBN, Dät Evangelium ätter Matthäus 1:20:
      Wilst hie noch deeruur ättertoachte, ferskeen him n Ängel fon dän Here in n Droom un kwaad: Josef, Súun fon David, freze die nit, Maria as dien Wieuw bie die aptouníemen;
      While he was still thinking about it, came to him an angel from the Lord in a dream and said: Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take Maria as your wife;

References

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “nit”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN

Serbo-Croatian nit definition

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

Noun

nȋt f (Cyrillic spelling ни̑т)

  1. thread

Declension

References

  • nit” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene nit definition

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *nitь.

Pronunciation

Noun

nȉt f

  1. thread

Inflection

Feminine, i-stem
nom. sing. nit
gen. sing. niti
singular dual plural
nominative nit niti niti
accusative nit niti niti
genitive niti niti niti
dative niti nitma nitim
locative niti nitih nitih
instrumental nitjo nitma nitmi

Further reading

  • nit”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish nit definition

Etymology

From German Niet.

Noun

nit c

  1. a rivet, a stud
  2. the action of braking (a motor vehicle) very hard
  3. a lottery ticket which gave no reward; a dud
  4. (by extension) a negative outcome
  5. zeal

Declension

Declension of nit 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative nit niten nitar nitarna
Genitive nits nitens nitars nitarnas

Synonyms

  • (braking): tvärnit
  • (lottery ticket): nitlott

See also

  • nita
  • gå på en nit
  • tvärnit

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Volapük nit definition

Noun

nit (nominative plural nits)

  1. staple
  2. staple for office stapler

Declension


Wolof nit definition

Noun

nit (definite form nit ki)

  1. person

Zipser German nit definition

Alternative forms

Adverb

nit

  1. (Romania, including Wassertal) not

References

  • Claus Stephani, Zipser Mära und Kasska (1989)
  • Anton-Joseph Ilk, Zipser Volksgut aus dem Wassertal (1990)