What does mitten mean?

Definitions for mitten
ˈmɪt nmit·ten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mittennoun

    glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together


  1. mittennoun

    A type of glove or garment that covers a hand with a separate sheath for the thumb, but not for other fingers.


  1. Mitten

    A mitten is a type of glove that covers the hand but does not have separate finger openings or sheaths. Generally, mittens still separate the thumb from the other four fingers. They have different colours and designs. Mittens provide greater thermal insulation than gloves as they have a smaller surface area exposed to the cold, but have a trade-off in dexterity. Mittens are associated with cold weather, children's clothing, comfort and various occupational uses. In the English-speaking world, they also have a cultural association with domestic cats, as in the Three Little Kittens. Mittens are a common sight on ski slopes, as they not only provide extra warmth but extra protection from injury. They are also recommended as part of extreme cold weather clothing. Oven mitts are worn in the kitchen to protect the hands from hot objects.: 197 


  1. mitten

    A mitten is a type of glove that is designed to cover the hand, having a separate section for the thumb and a single section to cover the other four fingers together, typically used in cold weather for warmth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mittennoun

    a covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a glove in not having a separate sheath for each finger

  2. Mittennoun

    a cover for the wrist and forearm

  3. Etymology: [OE. mitaine, meteyn, F. mitaine, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. miotog, Gael. miotag, Ir. & Gael. mutan a muff, a thick glove. Cf. Mitt.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    Something a tender-hearted girl gives a young man when she knows she is going to make it chilly for him.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mitten is ranked #19911 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mitten surname appeared 1,348 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mitten.

    92.6% or 1,249 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 20 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.3% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mitten in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mitten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mitten in a Sentence

  1. Jen Ellis:

    People have been contacting me thinking that they can get mittens, and actually they can’t, i don’t have any more, and I don’t have much of a mitten business anymore because it really wasn’t worth it.

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