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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 ?
He ripped a thin sliver of whalebone from the rim of a bird-snare that lay on the sleigh, and, after straightening, set it upright in a little hole in the ice, firming it down with his mitten.
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.
Mauki first removed the revolvers, then placed the ray fish mitten on his hand.
Rose gave a skip of pleasure, and laid one seal-skin mitten over the other on his arm, as she said happily
North we raced from the Bonin Islands to pick up the seal-herd, and north we hunted it for a hundred days into frosty, mitten weather and into and through vast fogs which hid the sun from us for a week at a time.
He feebly slipped the large fur mitten lined with thickness of wool from his right hand.
said Miss La Creevy, coughing delicately behind her black silk mitten.
It was three or four years after Miss Jennie give him the mitten and went off with the other chap.
Funny angels in hoods and mittens," said Jo, and set them to laughing.
Shimerda, wearing his rabbit-skin cap and collar, and new mittens his wife had knitted.
However recklessly the whale may sometimes serve us, said humorous Stubb one day, he can never be truly said to handle us without mittens.
The last time they had had a big basket with them and all their Christmas marketing to do--a roast of pork and a cabbage and some rye bread, and a pair of mittens for Ona, and a rubber doll that squeaked, and a little green cornucopia full of candy to be hung from the gas jet and gazed at by half a dozen pairs of longing eyes.