Definition of Indite

1. Verb. Produce a literary work. "Sam and Sue indite the movie "; "He wrote four novels"




Definition of Indite

1. v. t. To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt.

2. v. i. To compose; to write, as a poem.

Definition of Indite

1. Verb. (transitive) To physically make letters and words on a writing surface; to inscribe ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To write, especially a literary or artistic work; to compose ¹

3. Noun. (minerology) An extremely rare indium-iron sulfide mineral. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indite

1. to write or compose [v -DITED, -DITING, -DITES]

Medical Definition of Indite

1. 1. To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt. "My heart is inditing a good matter." (Ps. Xlv. 1) "Could a common grief have indited such expressions?" (South) "Hear how learned Greece her useful rules indites." (Pope) 2. To invite or ask. "She will indite him so supper." (Shak) 3. To indict; to accuse; to censure. Origin: OE. Enditen to indite, indict, OF. Enditer to indicate, show, dictate, write, inform, and endicter to accuse; both fr. LL. Indictare to show, to accuse, fr. L. Indicere to proclaim, announce; pref. In- in + dicere to say. The word was influenced also by L. Indicare to indicate, and by dictare to dictate. See Diction, and cf. Indict, Indicate, Dictate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indite

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Literary usage of Indite

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1. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... had left his post That day to Holy Willie, Who swore, ' Each ghost that comes shall toast ' In primis, I indite ye, For makin' strife wi' the water o' ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"(4) part. p. of indite. Offered ; prayed; commanded. Langtoft. (5) s. A fleshy piece of beef cut from the upper part of the leg and bottom of the belly. ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"Of tails I will no more indite, For dread some dud.Iron1 me despite . Notwithstanding, I will conclude, That of side tails can come ..."

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