Etymology

1. nit

noun. ['ˈnɪt'] a luminance unit equal to 1 candle per square meter measured perpendicular to the rays from the source.

Etymology

  • nite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hnitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • nitere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Nit

  • transmit
  • resubmit
  • presplit
  • recommit
  • readmit
  • clampitt
  • submit
  • boblitt
  • unfit
  • splitt
  • split
  • savitt
  • remit
  • refit
  • politte
  • permit
  • legit
  • lafitte
  • laffitte
  • it-wit
  • gillett
  • douthitt
  • douthit
  • dewitt
  • devitt
  • davitt
  • commit
  • burditt
  • befit
  • admit

Sentences with nit


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use a nit or flea comb to distribute the shampoo and comb out eggs and fleas.

2. Adjective
Go through hair with nit comb to remove lice.

2. nit

noun. ['ˈnɪt'] egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing.

Etymology

  • nite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hnitu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • nitere (Latin)
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