What does Miter mean?

Definitions for Miter
ˈmaɪ tərmiter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. miter joint, mitre joint, miter, mitrenoun

    joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner

  2. miter, mitrenoun

    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"

  3. miter, mitreverb

    a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions

  4. miterverb

    bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint

  5. miterverb

    confer a miter on (a bishop)

  6. miterverb

    fit together in a miter joint


  1. miternoun

    Alternative spelling of mitre.

  2. miterverb

    To finish a material at an angle, frequently 45 degrees, or sometimes with some specific shape, so that it will fit up tightly against another piece of material, as with a picture frame.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mitre, Miternoun

    Among workmen. A kind of joining two boards together. Philip Miller


  1. Miter

    The mitre (Commonwealth English) (; Greek: μίτρα, "headband" or "turban") or miter (American English; see spelling differences), is a type of headgear now known as the traditional, ceremonial headdress of bishops and certain abbots in traditional Christianity. Mitres are worn in the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion, some Lutheran churches, for important ceremonies, by the Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, and also, in the Catholic Church, all cardinals, whether or not bishops, and some Eastern Orthodox archpriests.


  1. miter

    A miter refers to: 1. A joint made between two pieces of wood or other material at an angle of 90°, such that the line of junction bisects this angle. 2. The act of making such a joint. 3. The section of a bishop's headdress that stands as a tall cap with peaks in the front and back. In various contexts, it can also refer to an instrument used for measuring angles, a corner or the shape itself of a 90 degree joint, or the conical part of a tunnel-boring machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miternoun

    alt. of Mitre

  2. Miterverb

    alt. of Mitre

  3. Miterverb

    alt. of Mitre

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  1. merit

  2. mitre

  3. remit

  4. timer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miter in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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