mitre

[ mahy-ter ]
/ ˈmaɪ tər /

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

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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.

Definition for mitre (3 of 3)

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 (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for mitre (2 of 2)

miter

/ (ˈmaɪtə) /

noun, verb

the usual US spelling of mitre
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