Mistaken to Miter
(Mis*tak"en) p. a.
1. Being in error; judging wrongly; having a wrong opinion or a misconception; as, a mistaken man; he is
2. Erroneous; wrong; as, a mistaken notion.
(Mis*tak"en*ly), adv. By mistake. Goldsmith.
(Mis*tak"en*ness), n. Erroneousness.
(Mis*tak"er) n. One who mistakes.
Well meaning ignorance of some mistakers.Bp. Hall.
(Mis*tak"ing), n. An error; a mistake. Shak.
(Mis*tak"ing*ly), adv. Erroneously.
(Mis*taught") a. [See Misteach.] Wrongly taught; as, a mistaught youth. L'Estrange.
(Mis*teach") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mistaught ; p. pr. & vb. n. Misteaching.] [AS. mist&aemacrcan.]
To teach wrongly; to instruct erroneously.
(Mis*tell") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mistold ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mistelling.] To tell erroneously.
(Mis*tem"per) v. t. To temper ill; to disorder; as, to mistemper one's head. Warner.
This inundation of mistempered humor.Shak.
(Mis"ter) n. [See Master, and cf. Mistress.] A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a man
or youth. It is usually written in the abbreviated form Mr.
To call your name, inquire your where,Mrs. Browning.
Or what you think of Mister Some-one's book,
Or Mister Other's
marriage or decease.
(Mis"ter), v. t. To address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in a formal way. [Colloq.]
(Mis"ter), n. [OF. mistier trade, office, ministry, need, F. métier trade, fr. L. ministerium service,
office, ministry. See Ministry, Mystery trade.] [Written also mester.]
1. A trade, art, or occupation. [Obs.]
In youth he learned had a good mester.Chaucer.
2. Manner; kind; sort. [Obs.] Spenser.
But telleth me what mester men ye be.Chaucer.
3. Need; necessity. [Obs.] Rom. of R.
(Mis"ter), v. i. To be needful or of use. [Obs.]
As for my name, it mistereth not to tell.Spenser.
(Mis*term") v. t. To call by a wrong name; to miscall.