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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nitnɪt(n.)

  1. the egg of a parasitic insect, esp. of a louse.

    Category: Entomology

  2. the young of such an insect.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of nit:

bef. 900; ME nite, OE hnitu, c. D neet

nitnɪt(n.)

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary, British

    Ref: Chiefly Brit. nitwit.

Origin of nit:

by shortening

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nit(noun)

    a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source

  2. nit(noun)

    egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nit(noun)

    the egg of a louse or other small insect

Freebase

  1. Nit

    Nits are a Dutch pop group, founded in 1974. Their musical style has varied considerably over the years, as has their line-up with the core of Henk Hofstede, Rob Kloet, drummer, Robert Jan Stips, keyboards. Their biggest hit in the Netherlands was "Nescio", a tribute to the Dutch author Jan Hendrik Frederik Grönloh. The major hit that brought the band to the attention of an international audience was "In the Dutch Mountains".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nit(noun)

the egg of a louse or other small insect (eg found in a person's hair).

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