(Mis*wor"ship), v. t. To worship wrongly. Bp. Hall.
(Mis*wor"ship*er) n. One who worships wrongly.
(Mis*write") v. t. To write incorrectly.
(Mis*wrought") a. Badly wrought. Bacon.
(Mi"sy) n. [Cf. L. misy a mineral, perh. copperas, Gr. .] (Min.) An impure yellow sulphate of
iron; yellow copperas or copiapite.
(Mis*yoke") v. t. To yoke improperly.
(Mis*zeal"ous) a. Mistakenly zealous. [Obs.]
(Mite) n. [AS. mite mite (in sense 1); akin to LG. mite, D. mijt, G. miete, OHG. miza; cf. Goth.
maitan to cut.]
1. (Zoöl.) A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese
mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.
2. [D. mijt; prob. the same word.] A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of
a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
Two mites, which make a farthing.Mark xii. 49.
3. A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
4. Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.
For in effect they be not worth a myte.Chaucer.
(Mi"ter, Mi"tre) n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. .]
1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries. It has been made in many
forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two points or peaks. Fairholt.
2. The surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed
or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint.
3. (Numis.) A sort of base money or coin.
Miter box (Carp. & Print.), an apparatus for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter
joint; esp., a wooden or metal trough with vertical kerfs in its upright sides, for guides. Miter dovetail
(Carp.), a kind of dovetail for a miter joint in which there is only one joint line visible, and that at the
angle. Miter gauge (Carp.), a gauge for determining the angle of a miter. Miter joint, a joint
formed by pieces matched and united upon a line bisecting the angle of junction, as by the beveled
ends of two pieces of molding or brass rule, etc. The term is used especially when the pieces form
a right angle. See Miter, 2. Miter shell (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of marine univalve
shells of the genus Mitra. Miter square (Carp.), a bevel with an immovable arm at an angle of
45°, for striking lines on stuff to be mitered; also, a square with an arm adjustable to any angle. Miter
wheels, a pair of bevel gears, of equal diameter, adapted for working together, usually with their axes
at right angles.
(Mi"ter, Mi"tre), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mitered or Mitred; p. pr. & vb. n. Mitering or Mitring.]
1. To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. "Mitered locks." Milton.