American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of miter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See miter.
- n. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries.
- n. alternative spelling of miter.
- v. commonwealth alternative spelling of miter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- See miter.
- n. the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made
- n. joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
- n. a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
- Ancient Greek μίτρα ("headband, turban"). (Wiktionary)
“Kentigern, resplendent in mitre and staff, is emblazoned on the coat of arms of the city of Glasgow.”
“Interestingly, the mitre is made from the same material as the rest of the set:”
“It had an ecclesiastical sign -- the 'mitre' -- and a bar that seemed to be the next best thing to a bishopric, it was so snug.”
“A mitre is the pointy hat that bishops wear as a symbol of their office and authority.”
“Fig. 15 shows a butt joint planed at an angle of 45 degrees (commonly called a mitre), used for box feet, etc.”
“In its earliest form the mitre was a simple cap of soft material, which ended above in a point, while around the lower edge there was generally, although not always, an ornamental band (circulus).”
“The giving of the mitre is a ceremony in the consecration of a bishop.”
“Greek bishop's mitre, which is called the Saghavard or helmet.”
“On the front of his mitre was a plate of gold "holy to the Lord.”
“All bishops are mitred,' said Dr Alder, testily; 'a crozier and a mitre are the symbols of their high office.”
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