What does the word mite mean?

Usage examples for mite

  1. " I think a man is horrible," said Lettie, " who can tear the head off a little mite of a thing like a rabbit, after running it in torture over a field." – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. " There, there, child; I know you are, and I don't blame you a mite. – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells
  3. Well, if it ain't against orders, I'd kind of like to look around a little mite. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln