What does Mitre mean?

Definitions for Mitre
ˈmaɪ tərmitre

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Mitre.

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, mitrenoun

    a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions

Wiktionary

  1. mitrenoun

    A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries.

  2. mitrenoun

    Alternative spelling of miter.

  3. mitreverb

    (commonwealth)

  4. Etymology: μίτρα.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MITREnoun

    Etymology: mitre, Fr. mitra, Latin.

    Nor Pantheus, thee, thy mitre nor the bands
    Of awful Phœbus, sav’d from impious hands. Dryden.

    Bishopricks or burning, mitres or faggots, have been the rewards of different persons, according as they pronounced these consecrated syllables, or not. Isaac Watts.

  2. Mitre, Miternoun

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

  3. MITREnoun

    Etymology: mitre, Fr. mitra, Latin.

    Nor Pantheus, thee, thy mitre nor the bands
    Of awful Phœbus, sav’d from impious hands. Dryden.

    Bishopricks or burning, mitres or faggots, have been the rewards of different persons, according as they pronounced these consecrated syllables, or not. Isaac Watts.

Wikipedia

  1. mitre

    The Mitre Corporation (stylized as The MITRE Corporation and MITRE) is an American not-for-profit organization with dual headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts, and McLean, Virginia. It manages federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) supporting various U.S. government agencies in the aviation, defense, healthcare, homeland security, and cybersecurity fields, among others.

ChatGPT

  1. mitre

    A mitre is a type of headgear traditionally worn by bishops and certain abbots in Christianity during liturgical ceremonies. It is a tall folding cap with two pointed peaks on the front and back. The word 'mitre' can also refer to a joint made by beveling two parts to meet at an angle, commonly used in carpentry and construction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mitrenoun

    a covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two points or peaks

  2. Mitrenoun

    the surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint

  3. Mitrenoun

    a sort of base money or coin

  4. Mitreverb

    to place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter

  5. Mitreverb

    to match together, as two pieces of molding or brass rule on a line bisecting the angle of junction; to bevel the ends or edges of, for the purpose of matching together at an angle

  6. Mitreverb

    to meet and match together, as two pieces of molding, on a line bisecting the angle of junction

  7. Mitre

    see Miter

  8. Etymology: [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. .]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Mitre

    An inn sign most generally to be met with in a cathedral city, having reference, of course, to the mitre worn by a bishop.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MITRE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mitre is ranked #44034 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mitre surname appeared 489 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mitre.

    71.3% or 349 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    19.8% or 97 total occurrences were White.
    7.5% or 37 total occurrences were Asian.
    1% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for Mitre »

  1. remit

  2. timer

  3. merit

  4. miter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mitre in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mitre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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