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nit

Noun

1 a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source
2 egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology 1

hnitu.

Noun

  1. The egg of a louse.
  2. A young louse.
  3. A fool, a nitwit.
Synonyms
Translations
egg of a louse
  • Albanian: thëri f|p
  • Bosnian: gnjida
  • Croatian: gnjida
  • Dutch: neet
  • Fijian: lise
  • Finnish: saivare, saivar
  • French: lente
  • German: Nisse
  • Hawaiian: liha
  • Hungarian: serke
  • Ilocano: lisa
  • Maori: riha
  • Russian: гнида
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: гњида
    Roman: gnjida
  • Spanish: liendre
young louse
slang: fool, nitwit
  • Finnish: dille

Etymology 2

Latin nitere, to shine

Noun

  1. A candela per square meter.

Anagrams

Bosnian

Noun

  1. thread

Declension

Catalan

Etymology

nox.

Noun

  1. night

Croatian

Noun

  1. thread

Declension

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. thread

Derived terms

Polish

Etymology

Niete.

Noun

  1. rivet

Romanian

Etymology

From Niete.

Noun

  1. rivet

Serbian

Noun

  1. thread

Declension

Slovene

Noun

nit

Swedish

Noun

  1. The action of breaking very hard.
  2. Small metal peg often used to join pieces of metal together, but is also used in e.g. jeans, and in clothes used by punk rockers for aesthetic reasons.
  3. A lottery ticket which gave no reward.
  4. Zeal.

Conjugation

Synonyms

Noun

  1. A staple.
  2. A staple for office stapler.

Extensive Definition

Nit or NIT may refer to:

Schools

nit in German: Nit
nit in Esperanto: NIT
nit in French: Nit
nit in Italian: NIT
nit in Japanese: NIT
nit in Polish: Nit

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