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mit·ten

 (mĭt′n)
n.
A covering for the hand that encases the thumb separately and the four fingers together.

[Middle English mitaine, from Old French (from mite, mitten, probably from mite, term of endearment for a female cat (a mitten being so called in reference to the cat's soft fur); akin to French minet, cat) and Provençal mino, female cat, of imitative origin.]

mitten

(ˈmɪtən)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a glove having one section for the thumb and a single section for the other fingers. Sometimes shortened to: mitt
2. (Boxing) slang a boxing glove
[C14: from Old French mitaine, of uncertain origin]

mit•ten

(ˈmɪt n)

n.
1. a hand covering enclosing the four fingers together and the thumb separately.
[1350–1400; < Middle French, Old French mitaine=mite mitten + -aine -an1]
mit′ten•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mitten - glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers togethermitten - glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together
glove - handwear: covers the hand and wrist
Translations
قَفَّازٌ بِدُونِ أَصَابِعٍقُفّاز بلا أصابِعكَف جِلْد
palčákpalcová rukavicerukavice s polovičními prsty
vantehalvhandske
lapanenrukkanenkinnas
rukavica
egyujjas kesztyûegyujjas kesztyűfélujjas kesztyû
griplavettlingur
ミトン
벙어리 장갑
kumštinė pirštinėpuspirštinė
dūrainispuspirkstainis
palčiakrukavica s polovičnými prstami
palčnik
vante
parmaksız eldiventorba eldivenyarım parmaklı eldiven
găng tay hở ngón

mitten

[ˈmɪtn] N
1. (= glove) → mitón m, manopla f
2. (Boxing) → guante mpl de boxeo

mitten

[ˈmɪtən] nmoufle f

mitten

n
Fausthandschuh m, → Fäustling m; (with bare fingers) → Handschuh mohne Finger or mit halben Fingern
mittens pl (Boxing) → Boxhandschuhe pl

mitten

(ˈmitn) noun
(also mitt (mit) ).
1. a kind of glove with two sections, one for the thumb and the other for the fingers. a pair of mittens.
2. a type of glove with separate sections for each finger, reaching only to halfway down the fingers.

mitten

قَفَّازٌ بِدُونِ أَصَابِعٍ palčák vante Fausthandschuh γάντι χωρίς δάχτυλα mitón lapanen moufle rukavica muffola ミトン 벙어리 장갑 want vott rękawica jednopalcowa luva, mitene варежка vante ถุงมือแบบมีสี่นิ้วรวมกันแต่นิ้วโป้งแยกออก parmaksız eldiven găng tay hở ngón 连指手套
References in classic literature ?
Mauki first removed the revolvers, then placed the ray fish mitten on his hand.
Presently my man sat me down by a tank of hot water, drenched me well, gloved his hand with a coarse mitten, and began to polish me all over with it.
But, see here," said Dorothy, "you don't need mittens in this warm weather.
Having put his boots on again, Nikita drew his feet into the sledge, put on his mittens and took up the reins, and directed the horse along the side of the ravine.
She generally wore mittens, and she now laid down her work, and smoothed those mittens.
Shimerda, wearing his rabbit-skin cap and collar, and new mittens his wife had knitted.
On the largest table, in the middle of the room, stood a smart Bible, placed exactly in the centre on a red and yellow woollen mat and at the side of the table nearest to the window, with a little knitting-basket on her lap, and a wheezing, blear-eyed old spaniel crouched at her feet, there sat an elderly woman, wearing a black net cap and a black silk gown, and having slate-coloured mittens on her hands.
They would shine through the mittens of an Esquimau.
Rabbit was a widow; she earned her living by knitting rabbit-wool mittens and muffetees (I once bought a pair at a bazaar).
As night drew on, the clouds darkened and the wind freshened, so that when Maud and I ate supper it was with our mittens on and with me still steering and eating morsels between puffs.
The feeble fingers were never idle, and one of her pleasures was to make little things for the school children daily passing to and fro, to drop a pair of mittens from her window for a pair of purple hands, a needlebook for some small mother of many dolls, penwipers for young penmen toiling through forests of pothooks, scrapbooks for picture-loving eyes, and all manner of pleasant devices, till the reluctant climbers of the ladder of learning found their way strewn with flowers, as it were, and came to regard the gentle giver as a sort of fairy godmother, who sat above there, and showered down gifts miraculously suited to their tastes and needs.
However recklessly the whale may sometimes serve us, said humorous Stubb one day, he can never be truly said to handle us without mittens.