mitre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mitre a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
    • n mitre the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made "he covered the miter with glue before making the joint"
    • n mitre joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mitre A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two points or peaks.
    • Mitre (Numis) A sort of base money or coin.
    • n. & v Mitre See Miter.
    • Mitre The surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint.
    • Mitre To bevel the ends or edges of, for the purpose of matching together at an angle.
    • Mitre To match together, as two pieces of molding or brass rule on a line bisecting the angle of junction; to fit together in a miter joint.
    • v. i Mitre To meet and match together, as two pieces of molding, on a line bisecting the angle of junction.
    • Mitre To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. "Mitered locks."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mitre See miter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mitre mī′tėr a head-dress worn by archbishops and bishops, and sometimes by abbots: :
    • v.t Mitre to adorn with a mitre: to unite at an angle of 45°
    • n Mitre mī′tėr (fig.) episcopal dignity
    • n Mitre mī′tėr (archit.) a junction of two pieces, as of moulding, at an angle of 45°: a cap or cowl for a chimney or ventilator-pipe: a gusset in sewing, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. mitre, fr. L. mitra, headband, turban, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. mitra—Gr. mitra, belt, fillet.

Usage

In literature:

He appeared at the window, hastily attired in what either was or seemed to be the papal stole and mitre.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
If it's as desirable as a mitre, they will reject it.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
Now tuck under at one side, folding neatly at corners, so that they will be mitred when finished.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
From this distance Daoud could not see Pope Urban's face, but there was no mistaking the beehive-shaped mitre with its glittering triple crown.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Mitre, Emilio, speech of, 73-81.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
We will go again to the Mitre, and talk old times over.
"James Boswell" by William Keith Leask
It was evidently a mitre, and nothing else!
"Tales from Blackwood, Volume 7" by Various
And perhaps a mitre will fall to you!
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Mitre Court is perhaps the most famous and revered of all the purlieus of Fleet Street.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
The square educates the eye to judge correctly of a right angle, and the division of the square gives the angle of 45 deg., or the mitre.
"Froebel's Gifts" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Calculating the shadow-apex of Mitre Peak at 2017 ET was complicated by several unknown quantities.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
The present spurious "Mitre Tavern," in Mitre Court, was originally known as "Joe's Coffee-House.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Actaeon noted among them a giant with black beard and short curling hair which lay around his head like a mitre of wool.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Chief priest with mitred head-dress in centre: winged devil holds up the train of right figure.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
There, by his altar, now the hero shines, And, with the warrior's palm, his mitre twines.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
We have one other Mitre shell, which is pink or brownish, and under one-third of an inch long.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
The armies of the opposing parties, under Generals Mitre and Urquiza respectively, met at Pavon in the province of Santa Fe (September 17).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The mother of one of the pupils had made the Bishop's mitre all out of beads.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
Its seal, a mitre, prepared Gar to find that it came from the Bishop of Helstonleigh.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
A mitre was set upon his head.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
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In poetry:

Attack the Sovereign's ear;
Delight her;
Reward shall be, ne'er fear,
A mitre.
"Preferment" by William Hutton
No home for these!--too well they knew
The mitred king behind the throne;--
The sails were set, the pennons flew,
And westward ho! for worlds unknown.
"Robinson Of Leyden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I saw a pale imperial pomp go by,
Helmet and hornèd mitre and heavy wreath;
Their high strange ensigns hung upon the sky
And their great shields were like the doors of death.
"Nightmare" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Their mitres were as moving pyramids
And all their crowns as marching towers were tall;
Their eyes were cold under their carven lids
And the same carven smile was on them all.
"Nightmare" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Albem. Yonder they come, the harbingers of death,
In sad-procession, and with engines drear,
The red-robed judges, and the mitred priests,
The grim, the ghastly ministers of fate.
Support me, O my son!—
"Runnamede, A Tragedy. Acts III.-V." by John Logan
She thought I couldn't make mistakes, not even if I tried;
She felt the Holy Ghost would send a mitre ere I died;
She lay in wait for wagging tongues-and, faith, her own was keen;
God help the one who dared complain in front of Josephine!
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

Santiago Mitre 's debut feature is a fast-paced and fast-talking depiction of university politics in Buenos Aires and already has indieWIRE calling him "a South American Aaron Sorkin.".
MITRE Ronald Fante Best Paper Program Honors ReadyNote with Incentive Award.
Is MITRE a great employer, or what.
DALLAS—Feizy Rugs has appointed Ed Mitre as director of advertising and marketing, reporting to Leah Feizy, assistant to the chief executive officer.
The next round of the fifth-starter competiton gets underway Friday night in Port Charlotte, where Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin will pitch against the Rays.
Mitre , who has allowed three runs in nine innings during his three outings, will start the game.
Mega appetite for Mitre 10 scheme.
I don't even have a mitre.
Mega appetite for Mitre 10 scheme.
5 job, but Eiland said Alfredo Aceves, Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin also are in the mix.
The university has been awarded an FAA grant and sponsorship from MITRE Corp.
The Student El estudiante Santiago Mitre, 2011 Argentina Spanish with English subtitles 110 minutes.
Sergio Mitre had what was far and away his best outing as a Yankee, going 6.1 innings while giving up just 1 hit.
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In science:

This paper reports on work performed at the MITRE Corporation under the support of the MITRE Sponsored Research Program.
More accurate tests for the statistical significance of result differences
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