1. Noun.  A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.
  2. Noun.  A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to the lepton, a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
  3. Noun.  A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
  4. Noun.  Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle. Sometimes used adverbially.

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