lite

adjective \ ˈlīt \

Definition of lite

1 : 4light 9a
  • lite beer
  • lite salad dressing
2 : diminished or lacking in substance or seriousness
  • lite news
; specifically : being an innocuous or unthreatening version often used postpositively
  • it is film noir lite
  • —James Greenberg

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First Known Use of lite

1962

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-lite

noun combining form

Definition of -lite

: mineral
  • rhodolite
: rock
  • aerolite
: fossil
  • stromatolite

Origin and Etymology of -lite

French, alteration of -lithe, from Greek lithos stone


LITE Defined for English Language Learners

lite

adjective

Definition of lite for English Language Learners

  • : containing fewer calories or less fat than usual


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medical Definition of lite


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