Miter definition

mītər
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The liturgical headdress and part of the insignia of a Christian bishop. In the Western church it is a tall pointed hat with peaks in front and back, worn at all solemn functions.
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A thong for binding the hair, worn by women in ancient Greece.
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The ceremonial headdress worn by ancient Jewish high priests.
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A miter joint.
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The edge of a piece of material that has been beveled preparatory to making a miter joint.
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A miter square.
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To bestow a miter upon.
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To make (two pieces or surfaces) join with a miter joint.
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To bevel the edges of for joining with a miter joint.
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To meet in a miter joint.
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A headdress.
  • A tall, ornamented cap with peaks in front and back, worn by the pope, bishops, and abbots as a mark of office.
  • The official headdress of the ancient Jewish high priest.
  • In ancient Greece, a headband worn by women.
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The office or rank of a bishop; bishopric.
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To invest with the office of bishop by placing a miter on.
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A kind of joint formed by fitting together two pieces, beveled to a specified angle (usually 45°) to form a corner (usually a right angle)
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Either of the facing surfaces of such a joint.
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To bevel the ends or edges of to form a miter joint.
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To finish a material at an angle, frequently 45 degrees, or sometimes with some specific shape, so that it will fit up tightly against another piece of material, as with a picture frame.
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Alternative spelling of mitre.
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To fit together in a miter joint.
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Origin of miter

  • Middle English mitre from Old French from Medieval Latin from Latin mitra headdress of the Jewish high priest from Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition