from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ornamental, often jeweled, crownlike semicircle worn on the head by women on formal occasions.
- n. The triple crown worn by the pope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The papal crown.
- n. An ornamental coronet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A form of headdress worn by the ancient Persians. According to Xenophon, the royal tiara was encircled with a diadem, and was high and erect, while those of the people were flexible, or had rims turned over.
- n. The pope's triple crown. It was at first a round, high cap, but was afterward encompassed with a crown, subsequently with a second, and finally with a third. Fig.: The papal dignity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornament or article of dress with which the ancient Persians covered the head: a kind of turban.
- n. A cylindrical diadem pointed at the top, tipped with the mound and cross of sovereignty, and surrounded with three crowns, which the Pope wears as a symbol of his threefold sovereignty.
- n. Figuratively, the papal dignity.
- n. A coronet or frontal; an ornament for the head: used loosely for any such ornament considered unusually rich: as, a tiara of brilliants.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a tall cap-like or pointed dome surrounded by three crowns, one above the other, and having at the point an orb and cross: it is supposed to represent the crown of the Pope.
- n. In conchology: A miter-shell.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of miter-shells.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions
_mitra_, and [Greek: tiara], Lat. _tiara_, to designate two different kinds of covering for the head in use amongst the Oriental races, each one of a distinct and peculiar form, though as being foreigners, and consequently not possessing the technical accuracy of a native, they not unfrequently confound the two words, and apply them indiscriminately to both objects.
Mancuso, who once was given a tiara from a coach as a joke and has since worn them at her Olympic medal ceremonies, says the "most interesting" part of her past month was a "Larry King Live" appearance.
My sense of humor, which I'm going to need to pull off an outfit made from a funky new green crushed velour shirt with a pink cowboy hat with a built-in tiara, now also sporting a feathery Mardi Gras mask and orange feathered boa.
An orange feathered boa that properly accents the funky new green crushed velour shirt and pink cowboy hat with a built-in tiara, now also sporting a feathery Mardi Gras mask.
My pink cowboy hat with a built-in tiara, now also sporting a feathery Mardi Gras mask.
This past week, she's begun to dress up in tiara and tutu and refer to herself in the third person as "the ballerina."
Also rowena ravenclaw is a woman so that might point to a feminine object like a tiara, and the revenclaws are brainy people – again tiara – a crown for the head. .honouring the brain … right?
I guess his “corsage” is a lot bigger than yours… 3. The tiara is a prop for evil.
The first proven appearance of the word tiara as the designation of the papal head-covering is in the life of Paschal II (1099-1118), in the "Liber
Alison – Oh ya – the tiara is a big thing as is Hello Kitty.