What does -ite mean?

Definitions for -ite

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Webster Dictionary

  1. -ite

    a suffix denoting one of a party, a sympathizer with or adherent of, and the like, and frequently used in ridicule; as, a Millerite; a Benthamite

  2. -ite

    a suffix used in naming minerals; as, chlorite, from its characteristic green color; barite, from its heaviness; graphite, from its use in writing

  3. -ite

    a suffix used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end in -ous; as, sulphite, from sulphurous; nitrite, from nitrous acid, etc


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of -ite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of -ite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Akram Shahab:

    They spray-painted (Shi’ite) on the gate to alert the other militia groups.

  2. Mustafa Alani:

    Abadi is caught between two fires: the Sunni hardliners and the Shi'ite hardliners.

  3. Mustafa Alani:

    Actually, I think this is partly about Shi'ite terrorism, because nobody is putting any effort into fighting that.

  4. Sadoun Muhsin al-Kilabi:

    It has no sectarian dimension. It only has a security dimension: to protect the people, Sunni and Shi'ite alike, from the destruction of Daesh.

  5. Jamal Khashoggi:

    With Iran, it's an issue of religion, of Shi'ite expansionism, but for Russia it's about geopolitics and interests, so we can talk to the Russians.

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