mitre

[ mahy-ter ]
/ ˈmaɪ tər /

noun, verb (used with object), mi·tred, mi·tring. Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. mitral orifice,
  2. mitral stenosis,
  3. mitral valve,
  4. mitral valve prolapse,
  5. mitralization,
  6. mitre block,
  7. mitre box,
  8. mitre gear,
  9. mitre joint,
  10. mitre square

Mitre

[ mee-trey; Spanish mee-tre ]
/ ˈmi treɪ; Spanish ˈmi trɛ /

noun

Bar·to·lo·mé [bahr-taw-law-me] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ/, 1821–1906, Argentine soldier, statesman, and author: president of Argentina 1862–68.

miter

[ mahy-ter ]
/ ˈmaɪ tər /

noun

verb (used with object)

Also especially British, mi·tre.

Origin of miter

1350–1400; Middle English mitre (noun) < Latin mitra < Greek mítra turban, headdress

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British Dictionary definitions for mitre

mitre

US miter

/ (ˈmaɪtə) /

noun

Christianity the liturgical headdress of a bishop or abbot, in most western churches consisting of a tall pointed cleft cap with two bands hanging down at the back
short for mitre joint
a bevelled surface of a mitre joint
(in sewing) a diagonal join where the hems along two sides meet at a corner of the fabric

verb (tr)

Word Origin for mitre

C14: from Old French, from Latin mitra, from Greek mitra turban

miter

/ (ˈmaɪtə) /

noun, verb

the usual US spelling of mitre
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Word Origin and History for mitre
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