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Meaning of MITRE

Pronunciation:  'mItur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions

MITRE is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: miter
 See Also: headdress, headgear



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mi"tre\, n. & v.
See {Miter}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. mitsnepheth), something rolled round the head; the turban or head-dress of the high priest (Ex. 28:4, 37, 39; 29:6, etc.). In the Authorized Version of Ezek. 21:26, this Hebrew word is rendered "diadem," but in the Revised Version, "mitre." It was a twisted band of fine linen, 8 yards in length, coiled into the form of a cap, and worn on official occasions (Lev. 8:9; 16:4; Zech. 3:5). On the front of it was a golden plate with the inscription, "Holiness to the Lord." The mitsnepheth differed from the mitre or head-dress (migba'ah) of the common priest. (See BONNET.)