-ite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • -ite A suffix denoting one of a party, a sympathizer with or adherent of, and the like, and frequently used in ridicule; as, a Millerite; a Benthamite.
    • -ite A suffix used in naming minerals; as, chlorite, from its characteristic green color; barite, from its heaviness; graphite, from its use in writing.
    • -ite (Chem) A suffix used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end in -ous; as, sulphite, from sulphurous; nitrite, from nitrous acid, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • -ite A termination of some English adjectives and nouns from adjectives, and of some verbs, derived from the Latin, as in apposite, composite, opposite, exquisite, requisite, erudite, recondite, etc. Its use in verbs, as in expedite, extradite, ignite, unite, and in nouns not directly from adjectives, as in granite, is less common. When the vowel is short, the termination is often merely -it, as in deposit, reposit, posit, merit, inhabit, prohibit, etc. It is not used or felt as an English formative. In a few words, as appetite, audit, from Latin nouns of the fourth declension, no adjective form intervenes.
    • -ite A suffix of Greek origin, indicating origin or derivation from, or immediate relation with, the person or thing signified by the noun to which it is attached. Specifically— Noting a native or resident of a place: as, Stagyrite, a native of Stageira; Sybarite, a native of Sybaris, etc.
    • n -ite In chem., a suffix used not only in the names of salts derived from sulphurous acid, as calcium sulphite, but also in the names of certain substances belonging to the class of sugars, as mannite and dulcite, though these latter names are now systematically made to end in -ol (indicating chemical relation to the alcohols), as mannitol and dulcitol; also used without technical precision in names of pharmaceutical and commercial products, as glycerite, dynamite, vulcanite, etc.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Gr. ,

Usage

In literature:

De porest w'ite trash wudn't strike a man wen he war down.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Le vertigini, che un tratto mi favorivano si di spesso, se ne sono ite.
"Notes and Queries, Number 201, September 3, 1853" by Various
For "Ite Missa Est" and "Deo Gratias" see No.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
Believe half de time w'ite folks ain't got no feelin's, no how.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
I allers year w'ite folks say you better keep yo' eye on niggers w'at got der ha'r wrop up in strings.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
It wuz my inhe'ited name.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Even the mountain folk are called cove-ites.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
I allers year w'ite folks say you better keep yo' eye on niggers w'at got der ha'r wrop up in strings.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
She's what I call a Jesus-ite.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
Dat Nigger grabbed de money, an' de w'ite man fell.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Trail to the trough along with me, pardner, and name your favor-ite.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
There are four great centres of pilgrimage for Shi'ite Moslems in the vilayet, Samarra, Kazemain, a suburb of Bagdad, Kerbela and Nejef.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The population is estimated at about 200,000 almost exclusively Moslems, of whom three-quarters are Shi'ites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Injun ain' so good shot lak de w'ite man.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
You will be aztonizh' to see in 'ow many diffe'n' fawm' I can make my 'an'-a-'iting to appeah.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Is dishyer hot kitchen any place to raise up a w'ite chile in?
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
De neighbor w'ite folks, some good, some bad.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Name er God, Marse Jack, w'at ail' you all w'ite folks now?
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
They speak that lingo out there, black an' w'ite.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Kerbela is a place of pilgrimage of the Shi'ite Moslems, and is only less sacred to them than Meshed 'Ali and Mecca.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

Hopes, despairs, dreams foul and fair,
All!--renounced since yesterday
By my heart that quests elsewhere....
Ite, aegri somnia!
"Jadis - Prologue" by Paul Verlaine
An' off in front of me as I go,
Light as a dreef of de fallin' snow--
Who is dat leetle boy dancin' dere
Can see hees w'ite dress an' curly hair,
An' almos' touch heem, so near to me
In an' out dere among de tree?
"The Last Portage" by William Henry Drummond
Dat was de lonesome journey over de mountain high,
Down w'ere de w'ite fog risin' show w'ere de swamp is lie,
An' drive as he can de faster, an' furder away he get,
Johnnie can hear dat woman closer an' closer yet.
"Doctor Hilaire" by William Henry Drummond
Lak de young Jesu w'en he’s here below
De face of ma leetle son look jus' so--
Den off beyon', on de bush I see
De w'ite dress fadin' among de tree--
Was it a dream I dream las' night
Is goin' away on de morning light?
"The Last Portage" by William Henry Drummond
O, who can blame de winter, never min' de hard he 's blowin' 'Cos w'en de tam is comin' for passin' on
hees roun' De firse t'ing he was doin' is start de sky a
snowin'
An' mak' de nice w'ite blanket, for cover up
de groun' .
"The Habitants Summer" by William Henry Drummond
An' now no more for de road I care,
An' slippery log lyin' ev'ryw'ere--
De swamp on de valley, de mountain too
But climb it jus' as I use to do--
Don't stop on de road, for I need no res'
So long as I see de leetle w'ite dress.
"The Last Portage" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

" Perhaps in case he didn't recover , Urban also thanked the Urban-ites for a wonderful year, saying, "It is palpable, and it was great, phenomenal energy, seeing you sing along to new songs.
Last Tuesday, Buena Vista County Engineer Jon Ites informed the Supervisors that the County would be eligible to receive some Time-21 funding this year for road maintenance and bridge repair.
The scenes that will have Tolkien-ites laughing is the opening scene that spoofs Galadriel's monologue, the fact that the One Ring is now a magical horseshoe and the parody of the Council of Elrond.
How Neocons (and Neolibs) Dismissed the Prospect of Sunni-Shi'ite Conflict in Iraq.
Sitting in a barber shop in Baghdad's Shi'ite Sadr City slum, three friends agreed after a long and hard.
An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man gashes his forehead with a sword during a ceremony marking Ashura in Baghdad's Sadr City.
A Homemade Rebellion Insurgents loyal to Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al- Sadr fought deadly skirmishes with US forces in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City in August.
This despite an earlier truce between the Iraqi government and the Shiite (SHE-ite) Cleric, Muqtada al- Sadr .
He's cautious about dis-cussing specific experimental lines because seed supplies for testing were lim-ited.
Pakistan cuts phones in hope of stopping attacks on Shi'ites.
Bombs kill 30 in Iraq Shi'ite cities.
Bombs in two majority Shi'ite Muslim cities in southern Iraq killed 28 people on Thursday, police and hospital sources said, in an attack aimed at spreading sectarian strife in the country.
Bomb blasts and mortars killed at least nine people and wounded 28 more in Shi'ite districts in Baghdad on Tuesday, just days before Iraqis started celebrating the Islamic Eid al-Adha religious festival.
Explosions Rock Baghdad's Shi'ite Neighborhoods.
Adherents of Shia Islam are called Shi'ites or Shias .
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In science:

This change retained the higher-energy effective area desp ite the removal of the two mirrors.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
We are interested in the foll owing question: is it nevertheless possible to give a criterion to define a finite-duration variant of an infin ite game.
Playing Muller Games in a Hurry
Therefore, since the action set is fin ite, an algorithm for deciding equivalence on finite processes, or up to a certain length, can be easily cons tructed.
Testing Reactive Probabilistic Processes
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Lessons learned from the TMT site testing campaign
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Lessons learned from the TMT site testing campaign
In these two ca ses, the ins trume nts were rota ted amo ngst the s ites.
Lessons learned from the TMT site testing campaign
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Due to the a lt itud e o f typ ica l ast ro nomy s ite s, w ind va nes free ze so lid in very low tempe rature co nd it io ns. In robot ic opera t io n it the n become s d iffic ult to d iffere nt ia te a t rue zero w ind speed from o ne d ue to a fro ze n se nsor.
Lessons learned from the TMT site testing campaign
Els e t a l., "Thir ty Me ter Te lescope S ite Tes t ing VI : Turb ule nce P ro files ", P ub l.
Lessons learned from the TMT site testing campaign
Skidmore e t a l., "Thir ty Me ter Te lescope S ite Tes t ing V : See ing a nd Isop la nat ic Angle ", Pub l.
Lessons learned from the TMT site testing campaign
All known two-body systems (both nuclear and atomic) have fin ite scattering lengths.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
Jak ši ´c, V. and Pillet, C.-A.: Non-equilibrium steady states of fin ite quantum systems coupled to thermal reservoirs.
Quantum Hypothesis Testing and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Oscillations at high fields are attributable to the anisotropy of Hc2 .91 In the low-temperature and low-field region, the oscillation emerges with the oppos ite phase from the Hc2 anisotropy. (right) Superconducting gap anisotropy on the active γ band, deduced from the specific-heat oscillations.
Evaluation of Spin-Triplet Superconductivity in Sr2RuO4
Cid, Physics Education , 45(1), 73 (2010) (IOP Publishing). 24. A. Djouad i, in the book Mass and Motion in General Relativity ed ited b y L. Blanchet, A.
Unification after 150 years
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