miter

 ; mitre
   This term (from the Greek mitra, meaning "headband" or "turban") refers to the foldable hat worn by bishops, abbots, and other prelates at liturgical services and on ceremonial occasions.

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  • Miter — Mi ter, Mitre Mi tre, n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. ?.] 1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miter — miter1 [mīt′ər] n. [ME mitre < OFr < L mitra < Gr, a belt, fillet, headband, turban < IE * mitro, a band < base * mei , to bind, tie] 1. a headdress; specif., a) a tall, ornamented cap with peaks in front and back, worn by the pope …   English World dictionary

  • miter — (se) [ mite ] v. pron. <conjug. : 1> • 1931; au p. p. 1743; de mite ♦ Être attaqué, abîmé par les mites. Mettre des vêtements dans des housses pour éviter qu ils se mitent. P. p. adj. Une fourrure mitée. ⊗ HOM. Mite :mîtes (mettre). miter… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Miter — Mi ter, Mitre Mi tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mitered}or {Mitred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mitering}or {Mitring}.] 1. To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. [WordNet sense 2] Mitered locks. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To match together, as two pieces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Miter — Mi ter, Mitre Mi tre, v. i. To meet and match together, as two pieces of molding, on a line bisecting the angle of junction. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miter\ se — miter (se) [ mite ] v. pron. <conjug. : 1> • 1931; au p. p. 1743; de mite ♦ Être attaqué, abîmé par les mites. Mettre des vêtements dans des housses pour éviter qu ils se mitent. P. p. adj. Une fourrure mitée. ⊗ HOM. Mite :mîtes (mettre) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • miter — I. noun or mitre Etymology: Middle English mitre, from Anglo French, from Latin mitra headband, turban, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. a liturgical headdress worn by bishops and abbots 2. [perhaps from miter headdress] a. a surface forming the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miter — mi•ter art at mitt [[t]ˈmaɪ tər[/t]] n. 1) rel the official headdress of a bishop or abbot, a tall cap having an outline resembling a pointed arch in the front and back 2) jud the official headdress of the ancient Jewish high priest 3) clo a… …   From formal English to slang

  • miter — /muy teuhr/, n. 1. the official headdress of a bishop in the Western Church, in its modern form a tall cap with a top deeply cleft crosswise, the outline of the front and back resembling that of a pointed arch. 2. the office or rank of a bishop;… …   Universalium

  • miter — US var. of MITRE. * * * miter [miter miters mitered mitering] ; (NAmE) = ↑mitre …   Useful english dictionary

  • miter — {{11}}miter (n.1) alternative spelling of MITRE (Cf. mitre) (see RE (Cf. re)). {{12}}miter (n.2) in the carpentry sense of joint at a 45 degree angle, 1670s, perhaps from MITRE (Cf. mitre), via notion of joining of the two peaks of the folded cap …   Etymology dictionary

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