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mi·tre

 (mī′tər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of miter.
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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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
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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
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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
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mitre

[ˈmaɪtər] miter (US) n
[bishop] → mitre f
(CARPENTRY)onglet m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mitre

, (US) miter
n
(Eccl) → Mitra f
(Tech: also mitre joint) → Gehrung f, → Gehrfuge f
vt (Tech) → gehren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mitre

miter (Am) [ˈmaɪtəʳ] n
a. (Rel) → mitra
b. (Tech) (also mitre joint) → giunto ad angolo retto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mitre

(American) miter (ˈmaitə) noun
a type of headdress worn by archbishops and bishops.
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The isolation plug would need to negotiate two miter joints and travel up a 5-degree incline before reaching its final isolation position 38 meters away, directly ahead of the plenum weld.
It is intricately detailed with miter joints applied on the front and side panels.
He cuts some to create seamless miter joints, and presses others into molds to get specific profiles.
It's like a third hand for holding cabinet parts together for assembly, or for clamping miter joints.
Here are a couple of tips about making these shelves: Always buy a few more feet of molding than you need (in case you have to re-cut your miter joints) and, instead of trying to nail the miter joints together (which is just about impossible to do by hand), use a fast-setting adhesive, such as Gorilla Glue's Super Glue.
We used a butt joint to join the three torsion boxes and miter joints on the four corners on both faces and at the four corners on the ends.
The top and bottom rails lock into the balusters with miter joints. Sebastian Davi of Monterey, California, designed the system.
That's why woodworkers often use biscuits on miter joints even where extra strength isn't needed.
Separate base plates for multiple functions including easy indexing off miter joints and a large surface area for vertical joining applications.