What does mitre mean?

Definitions for mitre
ˈmaɪ tərmitre

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

    Etymology: μίτρα.

  2. mitrenoun

    Alternative spelling of miter.

    Etymology: μίτρα.

  3. mitreverb

    (commonwealth)

    Etymology: μίτρα.

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

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

  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

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

  3. Mitrenoun

    a sort of base money or coin

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

  4. Mitreverb

    to place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter

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

  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

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

  6. Mitreverb

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

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

  7. Mitre

    see Miter

    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.

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Anagrams for mitre »

  1. miter

  2. remit

  3. merit

  4. timer

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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

Images & Illustrations of mitre

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