Misword Mis·word" transitive verb To word wrongly; as, to misword a message, or a sentence.
Misword Mis·word" noun A word wrongly spoken; a cross word. [ Obsolete] Sylvester. Breton.
Misworship Mis·wor"ship noun Wrong or false worship; mistaken practices in religion. Bp. Hall.
Such hideous jungle of misworships . Carlyle.
Misworship Mis·wor"ship transitive verb To worship wrongly. Bp. Hall.
Misworshiper Mis·wor"ship·er noun One who worships wrongly.
Miswrite Mis·write" transitive verb To write incorrectly.
Miswrought Mis·wrought" adjective Badly wrought. Bacon.
Misy Mi"sy noun [ Confer Latin misy a mineral, perhaps copperas, Greek ....] (Min.) An impure yellow sulphate of iron; yellow copperas or copiapite.
Misyoke Mis·yoke" transitive verb To yoke improperly.
Miszealous Mis·zeal"ous adjective Mistakenly zealous. [ Obsolete]
[ Anglo-Saxon mīte
mite (in sense 1); akin to LG. mite
, Dutch mijt
, German miete
, Old High German mīza
; confer Goth. maitan
to cut.] 1. (Zoology) 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.
[ Dutch mijt
; probably 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.
Miter, Mitre Mi"ter, Mi"tre noun [ French mitre , from Latin mitra headband, turban, Greek ....] 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 (Zoology) , 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 45Â°, 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.
Miter, Mitre Mi"ter, Mi"tre transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mitered or Mitred ; present participle & verbal noun Mitering or Mitring .] 1. To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. " Mitered locks." Milton. 2. To match together, as two pieces of molding or brass rule on a line bisecting the angle of junction; to bevel the ends or edges of, for the purpose of matching together at an angle.
Miter, Mitre Mi"ter, Mi"tre intransitive verb To meet and match together, as two pieces of molding, on a line bisecting the angle of junction.
Miterwort Mi"ter·wort` noun (Botany) Any plant of the genus Mitella , -- slender, perennial herbs with a pod slightly resembling a bishop's miter; bishop's cap. False miterwort , a white-flowered perennial herb of the United States ( Tiarella cardifolia ).
Mithic Mith"ic adjective See Mythic .
Mithras Mi"thras noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] The sun god of the Persians.
Mithridate Mith"ri·date noun (Medicine) An antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; -- so called from King Mithridates , its reputed inventor.
[ Love is] a drop of the true elixir; no mithridate so effectual against the infection of vice. Southey.
Mithridatic Mith`ri·dat"ic (mĭth`rĭ*dăt"ĭk) adjective Of or pertaining to King Mithridates, or to a mithridate.
Mitigable Mit"i·ga·ble adjective Admitting of mitigation; that may be mitigated.
Mitigant Mit"i·gant adjective [ Latin mitigans , present participle of mitigare . See Mitigate .] Tending to mitigate; mitigating; lenitive. Johnson.
Mitigate Mit"i·gate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mitigated
; present participle & verbal noun Mitigating
.] [ Latin mitigatus
, past participle of mitigare
to soften, mitigate; mitis
mild, soft + the root of agere
to do, drive.] 1. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief. 2. To make mild and accessible; to mollify; - - applied to persons.
This opinion . . . mitigated kings into companions. Burke. Syn.
-- To alleviate; assuage; allay. See Alleviate
Mitigation Mit`i·ga"tion noun [ Middle English mitigacioun , French mitigation , from Latin mitigatio .] The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief, rigor, severity, punishment, or penalty. Syn. -- Alleviation; abatement; relief.
Mitigative Mit"i·ga·tive adjective [ Latin mitigativus : confer French mitigatif .] Tending to mitigate; alleviating.
Mitigator Mit"i·ga`tor noun One who, or that which, mitigates.
Mitigatory Mit"i·ga·to·ry adjective Tending to mitigate or alleviate; mitigative.
Miting Mit"ing noun [ From Mite .] A little one; -- used as a term of endearment. [ Obsolete] Skelton.
Mitis casting Mi"tis cast`ing [ Perh. from Latin mitis mild.] A process, invented by P. Ostberg, for producing malleable iron castings by melting wrought iron, to which from 0.05 to 0.1 per cent of aluminium is added to lower the melting point, usually in a petroleum furnace, keeping the molten metal at the bubbling point until it becomes quiet, and then pouring the molten metal into a mold lined with a special mixture consisting essentially of molasses and ground burnt fire clay; also, a casting made by this process; -- called also wrought-iron casting .
Mitis metal Mitis metal The malleable iron produced by mitis casting; -- called also simply mitis .
Mitome Mi"tome noun [ Greek ... a thread.] (Biol.) The denser part of the protoplasm of a cell.
Mitosis Mi·to"sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a thread.] (Biol.) See Karyokinesis .
Mitotic Mi·tot"ic adjective (Biol.) Of or pertaining to mitosis; karyokinetic; as, mitotic cell division; -- opposed to amitotic . -- Mi*tot"ic*al*ly adverb
Mitraille Mi`traille" noun [ French See Mitrailleur .] Shot or bits of iron used sometimes in loading cannon.
Mitrailleur Mi`tra`illeur" noun [ French] (Mil.) One who serves a mitrailleuse.
Mitrailleur Mi`tra`illeur" noun A mitralleuse.
Mitrailleuse Mi`tra`illeuse" noun [ French, from mitrailler to fire grapeshot, from mitraille old iron, grapeshot, dim. of Old French mite a mite.] (Mil.) A breech-loading machine gun consisting of a number of barrels fitted together, so arranged that the barrels can be fired simultaneously, or successively, and rapidly.
Mitral Mi"tral adjective [ Confer French mitral . See Miter .] Pertaining to a miter; resembling a miter; as, the mitral valve between the left auricle and left ventricle of the heart.
Mitre Mi"tre noun & v. See Miter .
Mitriform Mit"ri·form adjective [ Miter + -form : confer French mitriforme .] Having the form of a miter, or a peaked cap; as, a mitriform calyptra. Gray.
Mitt Mitt noun [ Abbrev. from mitten .] A mitten; also, a covering for the wrist and hand and not for the fingers.
Mitten Mit"ten noun [ Middle English mitaine , meteyn , French mitaine , perhaps of Celtic origin; confer Ir. miotog , Gael. miotag , Ir. & Gael. mutan a muff, a thick glove. Confer Mitt .] 1. A covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a glove in not having a separate sheath for each finger. Chaucer. 2. A cover for the wrist and forearm. To give the mitten to , to dismiss as a lover; to reject the suit of. [ Colloq.] -- To handle without mittens , to treat roughly; to handle without gloves. [ Colloq.]
Mittened Mit"tened adjective Covered with a mitten or mittens. " Mittened hands." Whittier.
Mittent Mit"tent adjective [ Latin mittens , present participle of mittere to send.] Sending forth; emitting. [ Obsolete] Wiseman.
Mittimus Mit"ti·mus noun [ Latin , we send, from mittere to send.] (Law) (a) A precept or warrant granted by a justice for committing to prison a party charged with crime; a warrant of commitment to prison. Burrill. (b) A writ for removing records from one court to another. Brande & C.
Mittler's green Mit"tler's green` (Chemistry) A pigment of a green color, the chief constituent of which is oxide of chromium.
Mitty Mit"ty noun The stormy petrel. [ Prov. Eng.]
Mitu Mi"tu (mī"tu) noun [ Braz. mitu poranga .] (Zoology) A South American curassow of the genus Mitua .
Mity Mit"y adjective [ From Mite .] Having, or abounding with, mites.
(mĭks) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mixed
(mĭkst) (less properly Mixt
); present participle & verbal noun Mixing
.] [ Anglo-Saxon miscan
; akin to Old High German misken
, German mischen
, Russian mieshate
, W. mysgu
, Gael. measg
, Latin miscere
, Greek mi`sgein
, Sanskrit miçra
mixed. The English word has been influenced by Latin miscere
), and even the Anglo-Saxon miscan
may have been borrowed from Latin miscere
. Confer Admix
to bruise, Meddle
.] 1. To cause a promiscuous interpenetration of the parts of, as of two or more substances with each other, or of one substance with others; to unite or blend into one mass or compound, as by stirring together; to mingle; to blend; as, to mix flour and salt; to mix wines.
Fair persuasions mixed with sugared words. Shak. 2. To unite with in company; to join; to associate.
Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people. Hos. vii. 8. 3. To form by mingling; to produce by the stirring together of ingredients; to compound of different parts.
Hast thou no poison mixed ? Shak.
I have chosen an argument mixed of religious and civil considerations. Bacon.
Mix Mix intransitive verb 1. To become united into a compound; to be blended promiscuously together. 2. To associate; to mingle.
He had mixed Byron.
Again in fancied safety with his kind.
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