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Definition 1: a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for miter in the sense of this definition

(miter is a kind of ...) clothing for the head

Definition 2: the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where miter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he covered the miter with glue before making the joint

Synonyms for miter in the sense of this definition

(miter is a kind of ...) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces" "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"

Definition 3: joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for miter in the sense of this definition

(miter is a kind of ...) junction by which parts or objects are joined together

Definition 4: bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint - [verb of contact]

(miter is a kind of ...) cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

"bevel the surface"

Definition 5: fit together in a miter joint - [verb of contact]

(miter is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

Definition 6: confer a miter on (a bishop) - [verb of possession]

(miter is a kind of ...) present

"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated" "bestow an honor on someone"

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