- a jeweled, ornamental coronet worn by women.
- Roman Catholic Church. a head-piece consisting of three coronets on top of which is an orb and a cross, worn by the pope, or carried before him during certain nonliturgical functions.
- the position, authority, and dignity of the pope.
- a high headdress, or turban, worn by the ancient Persians and others.
Origin of tiara
Examples from the Web for tiara
I also catch a peek at an attractive blond woman wearing a light gold dress, a tiara and a sash that reads "Miss Golden Berries."Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films
March 2, 2014
It was the first time she has worn a tiara since the royal wedding.
The tiara previously belonged to the Queen Mother who bequeathed it to Princess Margaret.
The tiara, designed by British designer Slim Barrett, is set to sell somewhere between £18,000 and £25,000.Victoria Beckham’s Wedding Tiara to Hit the Block; Burberry Selects New Chief Design Officer
The Fashion Beast Team
November 15, 2013
Dakota graduated high school, where she was homecoming queen—“She had the tiara and everything!”Elle Fanning on ‘Ginger & Rosa,’ Her Fashion Sense, Crush on Ryan Gosling, and More
March 12, 2013
It was for them the sign of princeship, as a tiara was the sign of godhead.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
“I can see Carleton rather fancying himself in a tiara,” she said.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
Cæsar was not in Rome at the time his father received the tiara.Lucretia Borgia
Tiara now arose to go, but it was evident that there was something yet unspoken.
She also knew that if ever a man loved a woman, Ensal was in love with Tiara.
- a woman's semicircular jewelled headdress for formal occasions
- a high headdress worn by Persian kings in ancient times
- RC Church
- a headdress worn by the pope, consisting of a beehive-shaped diadem surrounded by three coronets
- the office or rank of pope
Word Origin and History for tiara
1550s, "headdress of the Persian kings" (also worn by men of rank), from Latin tiara, from Greek tiara, of unknown origin. Earlier in anglicized form tiar (1510s).