Definition of Tiara

1. Noun. A jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions.




Definition of Tiara

1. 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.

Definition of Tiara

1. Noun. The papal crown. ¹

2. Noun. An ornamental coronet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tiara

1. a jeweled headpiece worn by women [n -S] : TIARAED [adj]

Tiara Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Tiara Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tiara

thysanuron
thysanurous
thysbe
thyself
thyselves
thysen
tiabendazole
tiadenol
tiamulin
tian
tianeptine
tians
tiapride
tiaprofenic acid
tiar
tiara (current term)
tiaraed
tiaralike
tiaras
tiarella
tiarellas
tiars
tiazofurin
tib-cat
tibet
tibia
tibia valga
tibia vara
tibiad
tibiae

Literary usage of Tiara

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Up into the twelfth century the tiara was not only seldom represented in art ... This is especially true of the representations of the tiara on the coins of ..."

2. A Treatise on Ecclesiastical Heraldry by John Woodward (1894)
"The tiara is a cap, or mitre, of thin metal, or cloth of gold and silver. ... The second tiara dates from the pontificate of Pope GREGORY XVI. ..."

3. The Hindered Hand: Or, The Reign of the Repressionist by Sutton E[lbert] Griggs (1905)
"tiara Mystifies Us. IAEA WAS sitting -on the ... tiara missed Eunice, but there was a countervailing joy in her soul. Eunice gone, her period of exile was ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"tiara (Gr.), n species of high hat anciently worn by many eastern nations. Those of kings and priests were encircled by a sort of crown, whence the term ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"tiara ; originally, and with Herodotus, the cap of the Persian kings. The tiara of the pope is a high cap, surrounded by three crowns rising one above the ..."

6. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"tiara ; originally, and with Herodotus, the cap of the Persian kings. The tiara of the pope is a high cap, surrounded by three crowns rising one above the ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Tiara

Search for Tiara on Dictionary.com!Search for Tiara on Thesaurus.com!Search for Tiara on Google!Search for Tiara on Wikipedia!

Search