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ti·ar·a

 (tē-ăr′ə, -âr′ə, -är′ə)
n.
1. An ornamental, often jeweled, crownlike semicircle worn on the head, especially by women on formal occasions.
2. The triple crown historically worn by the pope, especially at his coronation ceremony, and still used heraldically as a symbol of the papacy.

[Latin tiāra, tall conical headdress of the ancient Persians, from Greek tiārā.]
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tiara

(tɪˈɑːrə)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's semicircular jewelled headdress for formal occasions
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a high headdress worn by Persian kings in ancient times
3. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church
a. a headdress worn by the pope, consisting of a beehive-shaped diadem surrounded by three coronets
b. the office or rank of pope
[C16: via Latin from Greek, of Oriental origin]
tiˈaraed adj
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ti•ar•a

(tiˈær ə, -ˈɑr ə, -ˈɛər ə)

n.
1. a jeweled, ornamental coronet worn by women.
2. the pope's crown, consisting of three coronets on top of which are an orb and a cross.
[1545–55; < Latin: a headdress worn by Asians < Greek tiara]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiara - a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasionstiara - a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions
jeweled headdress, jewelled headdress - a headdress adorned with jewels
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Translations
عِمامَه
diadém
tiara
tiaara
tiara
smákóróna
tiara
diadēmatiāra
süs tacı

tiara

[tɪˈɑːrə] N (royal) → diadema f; (pope's) → tiara f
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tiara

[tiˈɑːrə] ndiadème m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tiara

nDiadem nt; (of pope)Tiara f
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tiara

[tɪˈɑːrə] n (woman's) → diadema m; (of pope) → tiara
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tiara

(tiˈaːrə) noun
a jewelled ornament for the head, similar to a crown.
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References in classic literature ?
In one was a diamond tiara, and in the other a necklace of fine emeralds set in clusters of brilliants.
Is not such an one likely to seat the concupiscent and covetous element on the vacant throne and to suffer it to play the great king within him, girt with tiara and chain and scimitar?
Her aspect was to Newman almost formidable; he had a troubled consciousness of a triple chin, a small piercing eye, a vast expanse of uncovered bosom, a nodding and twinkling tiara of plumes and gems, and an immense circumference of satin petticoat.
Holmes's eyes fixed themselves upon one of them, and following his gaze I saw the picture of a regal and stately lady in Court dress, with a high diamond tiara upon her noble head.
"I gave one to the Sultan, who mounted it in his sabre; another to our holy father the Pope, who had it set in his tiara, opposite to one nearly as large, though not so fine, given by the Emperor Napoleon to his predecessor, Pius VII.
"Ah yes, I recall the case; it was concerned with an opal tiara. I think it was before your time, Watson.
She smiled, just as if she had been asked to inspect a tiara of diamonds with the ultimate view of purchasing it.
We will embrace each other on the day we shall have upon our temples, you the crown, I the tiara."
Raid after raid was made upon the smartest houses in town, and within a few weeks more than one exalted head had been shorn of its priceless tiara. The Duke and Duchess of Dorchester lost half the portable pieces of their historic plate on the very night of their Graces' almost equally historic costume ball.
Here the counsel in his wig and gown, and here the old Jew clothes-man under his dingy tiara; here the soldier in his scarlet, and here the undertaker's mute in streaming hat-band and worn cotton gloves; here the musty scholar fumbling his faded leaves, and here the scented actor dangling his showy seals.
- well, I would give - a year of my life - my new tiara - anything!"
What, when the great Pope washes the feet of beggars, using his tiara for ewer?