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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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