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English noun: miter

1. miter (artifact) joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner

Synonymsmiter joint, mitre, mitre joint

Broader (hypernym)joint

2. miter (artifact) the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made

SamplesHe covered the miter with glue before making the joint.


Broader (hypernym)surface

3. miter (artifact) a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions


Broader (hypernym)headdress, headgear

English verb: miter

1. miter (contact) bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bevel, chamfer

2. miter (possession) confer a miter on (a bishop)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bestow, confer

3. miter (contact) fit together in a miter joint

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring together, join

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