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ˈpɛt i, pəˈtipe·tit

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  1. petitadjective

    small or minor

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PETITadjective

    Small; inconsiderable.

    Etymology: French.

    By what small petit hints does the mind recover a vanishing notion? Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petitadjective

    small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as Petty

  2. Etymology: [F. See Petty.]


  1. Petit

    Armando Gonçalves Teixeira, commonly known as Petit, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Boavista F.C. in the Portuguese third division, as a defensive midfielder. He received the moniker Petit because of his small frame, and also because he was born in France. He also became known as Pitbull by supporters because of his fierce approach, in addition to a powerful outside shot. After helping Boavista win its first and only Portuguese championship, he went on to amass more than 200 official appearances for Benfica, winning another three major titles. He also spent several seasons in Germany with 1. FC Köln, but his later years were marred by injury problems. A Portuguese international during the 2000s, Petit represented the nation in two World Cups – finishing fourth in the 2006 edition – and as many European Championships.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Petit

    pet′i, adj. small:—fem. Petite (pe-tēt′).n. Pet′it-maî′tre, a dandy, a coxcomb generally. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of petit in a Sentence

  1. Darwin Hostetler:

    Because of the political unrest, the gang violence and so on in Haiti, they were taking this small plane to Jacmel where they would meet up with the rest of their family, they were flying to Jacmel and then they were going to meet up with our missionaries then, who were going to take them to Petit-Goâve.

  2. Le Pen:

    I am in the middle of employees who resist to wild globalization. I am not with the managers who eat petit fours.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Anger is smaller than the one behind him. (La colère, c'est plus petit Que celui derrière lui)

  4. Jackie Mills:

    Petit fours are in that category, too.

  5. Naoto Hirano:

    The discovery of this new Volcano provides an exciting opportunity for us to explore this area further, and hopefully reveal further petit-spot volcano.

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