Definition of Mitre

1. Noun. Joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner.

Exact synonyms: Miter, Miter Joint, Mitre Joint
Generic synonyms: Joint
Derivative terms: Miter

2. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Miter
Generic synonyms: Surface
Derivative terms: Miter

3. Noun. A liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions.
Exact synonyms: Miter
Generic synonyms: Headdress, Headgear
Derivative terms: Miter, Mitral

Definition of Mitre

1. n. & v. See Miter.

Definition of Mitre

1. Noun. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries. ¹

2. Noun. Alternative spelling of miter. ¹

3. Verb. (commonwealth) (alternative spelling of miter) ¹

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Definition of Mitre

1. to miter [v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES] - See also: miter

Medical Definition of Mitre

1. 1. 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. 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. A sort of base money or coin. Miter box, a bevel with an immovable arm at an angle of 45 deg, for striking lines on stuff to be mitered; also, a square with an arm adjustable to any angle. Miter wheels, a pair of bevel gears, of equal diameter, adapted for working together, usually with their axes at right angles. Origin: F. Mitre, fr. L. Mitra headband, turban, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mitre

mitral murmur
mitral orifice
mitral prolapse
mitral regurgitation
mitral tap
mitral valve
mitral valve insufficiency
mitral valve prolapse
mitral valve prolapse syndrome
mitral valve stenosis
mitral valvotomy
mitre (current term)
mitre box
mitre joint

Literary usage of Mitre

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"While retaining its form, the mitre was henceforth so placed upon the head that the cornua no longer arose above the temples but above the forehead and the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Th« exaggeration of the height of the mitre, which began at the lime of the Renaissance, reached its climax in the ijth century. and reproduced from h» ..."

3. History and mystery of precious stones by William Jones (1880)
"The mitre of St. Thomas of Canterbury, long preserved in the treasury of Sens ... The conformity of fashion between this mitre and that which appears in'the ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The army of the porteños, commanded by Colonel Bartolomé mitre, was defeated at Cepeda by the confederate forces under Urquiza, and Buenos Aires agreed to ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1854)
"I find no reference to the mitre in any formulary of the Reformed Church. ... Oglethorpe no doubt wore a mitre at the semi-popish coronation of Elizabeth, ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"mitre (Gr. purpa), an ornament worn upon ho head by archbishops and bishops in the Ionian Catholic and Greek churches, and also >y abbots of certain orders. ..."

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