Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mitre”

See all translations

mitre

noun [C] uk UK ( US miter)   /ˈmaɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/

mitre noun [C] (HAT)

mitre noun [C] (WOOD JOINT)

( also mitre joint) a joint made by two pieces of wood that have both been cut at an angle of 45° at the joining ends
Translations of “mitre”
in Spanish mitra…
in French mitre…
in German die Bischofsmütze…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帽子, 主教冠…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帽子, 主教冠…
(Definition of mitre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mitre?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More