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mi·tre

 (mī′tər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of miter.

mitre

(ˈmaɪtə) or

miter

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the liturgical headdress of a bishop or abbot, in most western churches consisting of a tall pointed cleft cap with two bands hanging down at the back
2. (Building) short for mitre joint
3. (Building) a bevelled surface of a mitre joint
4. (Knitting & Sewing) (in sewing) a diagonal join where the hems along two sides meet at a corner of the fabric
vb (tr)
5. (Building) to make a mitre joint between (two pieces of material, esp wood)
6. (Knitting & Sewing) to make a mitre in (a fabric)
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to confer a mitre upon: a mitred abbot.
[C14: from Old French, from Latin mitra, from Greek mitra turban]

mi•ter

art at mitt
(ˈmaɪ tər)

n.
1. the official headdress of a bishop or abbot, a tall cap having an outline resembling a pointed arch in the front and back.
2. the official headdress of the ancient Jewish high priest.
3. a fillet worn by women of ancient Greece.
5. an oblique surface formed on a piece of wood or the like so as to butt against an oblique surface on another piece to be joined with it.
v.t.
7. to bestow a miter upon, or raise to a rank entitled to it.
8.
a. to join with a miter joint.
b. to cut to a miter.
Also, esp. Brit., mitre.
[1350–1400; Middle English mitre (n.) < Latin mitra < Greek mítra turban, headdress]
miter, mitre, crosier - The tall, pointy hat of a bishop or abbot is the miter/mitre—from Greek mitra, "headdress"; a crosier is a bishop's staff.
See also related terms for staff.

mitre


Past participle: mitred
Gerund: mitring

Imperative
mitre
mitre
Present
I mitre
you mitre
he/she/it mitres
we mitre
you mitre
they mitre
Preterite
I mitred
you mitred
he/she/it mitred
we mitred
you mitred
they mitred
Present Continuous
I am mitring
you are mitring
he/she/it is mitring
we are mitring
you are mitring
they are mitring
Present Perfect
I have mitred
you have mitred
he/she/it has mitred
we have mitred
you have mitred
they have mitred
Past Continuous
I was mitring
you were mitring
he/she/it was mitring
we were mitring
you were mitring
they were mitring
Past Perfect
I had mitred
you had mitred
he/she/it had mitred
we had mitred
you had mitred
they had mitred
Future
I will mitre
you will mitre
he/she/it will mitre
we will mitre
you will mitre
they will mitre
Future Perfect
I will have mitred
you will have mitred
he/she/it will have mitred
we will have mitred
you will have mitred
they will have mitred
Future Continuous
I will be mitring
you will be mitring
he/she/it will be mitring
we will be mitring
you will be mitring
they will be mitring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mitring
you have been mitring
he/she/it has been mitring
we have been mitring
you have been mitring
they have been mitring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mitring
you will have been mitring
he/she/it will have been mitring
we will have been mitring
you will have been mitring
they will have been mitring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mitring
you had been mitring
he/she/it had been mitring
we had been mitring
you had been mitring
they had been mitring
Conditional
I would mitre
you would mitre
he/she/it would mitre
we would mitre
you would mitre
they would mitre
Past Conditional
I would have mitred
you would have mitred
he/she/it would have mitred
we would have mitred
you would have mitred
they would have mitred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mitre - joint that forms a cornermitre - joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
2.mitre - the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made; "he covered the miter with glue before making the joint"
surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
3.mitre - a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasionsmitre - a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
Translations
تاج أُسْقُف
mitra
mitra
püspöksüveg
biskupsmítur
mitra
mitra
mitra
başpiskopos külahı/şapkası

mitre

miter (US) [ˈmaɪtəʳ]
A. N
1. (Rel) → mitra f
2. (Tech) (also mitre joint) → inglete m, ensambladura f de inglete
B. VT (Tech) → ingletear
C. CPD mitre box Ncaja f de ingletes
mitre joint Ninglete m, ensambladura f de inglete

mitre

[ˈmaɪtər] miter (US) n
[bishop] → mitre f
(CARPENTRY)onglet m

mitre

, (US) miter
n
(Eccl) → Mitra f
(Tech: also mitre joint) → Gehrung f, → Gehrfuge f
vt (Tech) → gehren

mitre

miter (Am) [ˈmaɪtəʳ] n
a. (Rel) → mitra
b. (Tech) (also mitre joint) → giunto ad angolo retto

mitre

(American) miter (ˈmaitə) noun
a type of headdress worn by archbishops and bishops.
References in classic literature ?
The saddle and housings of this superb palfrey were covered by a long foot-cloth, which reached nearly to the ground, and on which were richly embroidered, mitres, crosses, and other ecclesiastical emblems.
The fact is," continued Sancho, "that, as your worship knows better than I do, we are all of us liable to death, and to-day we are, and to-morrow we are not, and the lamb goes as soon as the sheep, and nobody can promise himself more hours of life in this world than God may be pleased to give him; for death is deaf, and when it comes to knock at our life's door, it is always urgent, and neither prayers, nor struggles, nor sceptres, nor mitres, can keep it back, as common talk and report say, and as they tell us from the pulpits every day.
Having purchased the usual quota of shirts and shoes, he took a leisurely promenade about the streets, where crowds of people of many nationalities--Europeans, Persians with pointed caps, Banyas with round turbans, Sindes with square bonnets, Parsees with black mitres, and long-robed Armenians--were collected.