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n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of miter.
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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
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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art at mitt(ˈmaɪ tər)
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.
4. miter joint.
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.
7. to bestow a miter upon, or raise to a rank entitled to it.
8.Also, esp. Brit., mitre.
a. to join with a miter joint.
b. to cut to a miter.
[1350–1400; Middle English mitre (n.) < Latin mitra < Greek mítra turban, headdress]
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Past participle: mitred
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|Noun||1.||mitre - 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 occasions|
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mitremiter (US) [ˈmaɪtəʳ]
B. VT (Tech) → ingletear
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mitre, (US) miter
vt (Tech) → gehren
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mitre(American) miter (ˈmaitə) noun
a type of headdress worn by archbishops and bishops. myter تاج أُسْقُف митра mitra mitra die Bischofsmütze mitra μίτρα mitra mitra تاج mitra mitreמצנפת पादरियों की ऊंची टोपी biskupska kapa püspöksüveg topi uskup biskupsmítur mitra 司教冠 미트라, 주교관; 주교의 직 mitra mitra topi biskop mijter bispelue, mitra mitra, infuła تاج mitra mitră митра mitra mitra mitra mitra, biskopsmössa หมวกที่พระใส่ başpiskopos külahı/şapkası 主教法冠 мітра پادری یا لاٹھ پادری کے سر پر اوڑھنے کا کپڑہ mũ tế 主教法冠
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