nitid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nitid bright with a steady but subdued shining "from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights","the gleaming brass on the altar","Nereids beneath the nitid moon"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nitid Bright; lustrous; shining.
    • Nitid Gay; spruce; fine; -- said of persons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nitid Bright; lustrous; shining.
    • nitid Gay; spruce; fine: applied to persons.
    • nitid In bot, having a smooth, shining, polished surface, as many leaves and seeds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Nitid nit′id shining: gay
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nitidus, fr. nitere,. See 3d Neat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nitidusnitēre, to shine.

Usage

In literature:

After coming into the open wood, he stood a moment, as if listening, and then strode rapidly forward, trailing a long nitid rifle as he did so.
"The Frontier Angel" by Edward S. Ellis
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In poetry:

Nitid. They are shooting me full of sings.
I give no rules. Write as short as you can,
in order, of what matters.
I think of my beloved poet
Issa & his father who
sat down on the grass and took leave of each other.
"Dream Song 54: 'NO VISITORS' I thumb the roller to" by John Berryman