Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of dit and ditty.
  • To dictate: as, you write, I'll dite.
  • To write.
  • An obsolete occasional spelling of dight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To prepare for action or use; to make ready; to dight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete, transitive To prepare for use or action; to make ready.

Etymologies

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See dight.

Examples

  • A "dite" is a Maine measurement, somewhere between a smidge and a bit.

    Seeking small things

  • Une seule application s'est imposée, liée à l'écran TV, c'est celle "dite" des jeux vidéo qui, elle, s'est largement répandue.

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • Dramatic pauses inserted in the dance "La Georgienne, dite La Maupertuis" cut up the phrases into angry gestures.

    PERFORMING ARTS

  • Devo dire che se non sfondate con questo, dite pure addio ai vostri sogni... hihihihi

    APPARATI EFFIMERI Tetragram for Enlargment on Vimeo

  • Discovering that it was anthropology, describing village life in the Trobriand Islands, he boasted that it proved he was an intellectual, and flashed it like a badge, saying, "I'm real area-dite."

    Beard

  • C n'est qu'une confusion perpetuelle de la gourmandise proprement dite avec la gloutonnerie et la voracité: d'où j'ai conclu que les lexicographes, quoique très-estimables d'ailleurs, ne sont pas de ces savants aimables qui embouchent avec grace une aile de perdrix au suprême pour l'arroser, le petit doigt en l'air, d'un verre de vin de Laffitte ou de clos Vougeout.

    Notes on 'Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire'

  • To distinguish semantically between "gourmandise" in its proper application ( "la gourmandise proprement dite") and the common understanding of "gourmandise" as gluttony one must partake in the gourmand's powers of discrimination — unlike the lexicographers, but quintessentially like Savarin, whose prose, in portraying the gourmand's enjoyment of his expertise, takes pleasure it itself.

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire

  • Un consiglio: se vi chiedono di sviluppare ed implementare un modulo per supportare le bozze in un database complesso gestito da un software PHP4, non orientato agli oggetti e progettato senza metodo, dite loro che è impossibile.

    No Fat Clips!!! : [BEST OF] May 2009

  • Like I said, I'm just not going to engage in the e-dite commenting you want me to engage in at this time.

    Chelsea Peretti: edite

  • March 5, 2008 at 10:13 am duz taht meen Iz in trubble ifs ai lyks de dite cokity cola moor betterer? wii can haz choklilt martoonis insted?

    akshully - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

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