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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A litany of nits, ringworm, fleas and unmentionables ... But as the weeks and months passed, everything changed.
▪ Careful examination will reveal the tell-tale nits attached to the hairs.
▪ His nanny had a cure for nits.
▪ I look a right nit in that uniform.
▪ Nobody wanted to share a desk with the only girl in the class with nits in her head.
▪ She had to work in that awful place and get nits and steal and be beaten for wetting the bed.
▪ The nits are shiny and firmly attached to the hair.
▪ You can't mistake nits for dandruff.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nit \Nit\ (n[i^]t), n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss, OHG. niz; cf. Gr. koni`s, koni`dos, Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet, Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol. gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.] (Zo["o]l.) The egg of a louse or other small insect.

Nit grass (Bot.), a pretty annual European grass ( Gastridium lendigerum), with small spikelets somewhat resembling a nit. It is also found in California and Chile.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hnitu "louse egg, nit," from Proto-Germanic *hnito- (cognates: Norwegian nit, Middle Dutch nete, Dutch neet, Middle High German niz, German Niß), from PIE root *knid- "egg of a louse" (cognates: Russian, Polish gnida, Czech knida; Greek konidos, genitive konis "egg of a louse").


Etymology 1 n. 1 The egg of a louse. 2 A young louse. 3 (context UK slang English) A fool, a nitwit. 4 A nitpicker. 5 A minor shortcoming. Etymology 2

n. A candela per square meter.

  1. n. 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


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Usage examples of "nit".

She liked this Nit, who could not be called Nita because she was an inny.

Kellian had let Nit try to write programming code, letting her make mistakes and fix them.

Grabbing Nit by the arm, she ducked behind the data console, crouching.

Kellian turned to upbraid her, there stood Sister Patricia Margaret Logue, holding Nit by the ear.

Kellian waved Nit over to her, but Nit sat as though nailed to the stool.

For all her fears, Nit was starting to enjoy playing cat and mouse with Hilde.

No one was there to hear her recitation, but Kellian was sure Nit had faithfully recounted them.

The authorities might eventually have been forced to admit defeat, had it not been for the random, fortuitous entrance of a golden nit, no larger than a bumblebee, into the private study of the Cavalier vo Meureille.

With a buzz and a whir of metallic wings, a nit of NuNu took to the air, circling about in search of escape or concealment.

Obediently Kairthe wrenched the shoe from her foot and struck, missing the nit but hitting the window.

A pane shattered, and the nit, freighted with lethal information, glided for the gap.

Kairthe and Eliste screamed, Prince vo Plume barked and cavorted wildly, and the nit zipped out of range.

Wildly, Eliste flung the book, and the excited nit whizzed straight at her face.

She opened her eyes to discover the nit, trapped and buzzing furiously, its sting buried in her wrist.

The nit struggled, the tweezers vibrated between her fingers, and Eliste tightened her grip.