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Definitions of miss

  1. To fail to hit; to deviate from the true direction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing, hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; - now seldom applied to persons. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To fail to hit, etc.; omit or pass by; do without; feel the want of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To fail to hit, reach, find, or keep: to omit: to fail to have: to discover the absence of: to feel the want of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To fail to hit, find, or keep; to omit; feel the want of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To fail of; come short of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To feel the loss or absence of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To go wrong; to err. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To be absent, deficient, or wanting. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To fly wide of the mark. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To fail to hit or obtain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To fail to hit; to fail. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. be absent; "The child had been missing for a week" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. fail to hit the intended target Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. fail to reach or get to; "She missed her train" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. To fail of attainment; go wrong. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To fail to hit, reach, find, see, &c.; to omit; to pass by; logo without; to feel the want of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To fail in hitting or reaching, as a mark; to fail in obtaining, finding, or keeping; to discover something to be wanting; to perceive the want of; to mistake; to omit; to be wanting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Loss; want; felt absence. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Mistake; error; fault. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Harm from mistake. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A young unmarried woman; failure to hit, reach, etc.; Miss, a title of an unmarried woman. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. A title of address of an unmarried female: a young woman or girl:-pl. MISSES. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. A deviation from the mark. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. A failure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. An unmarried woman or girl; title of an unmarried woman. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. A girl or an unmarried woman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Failure to hit or reach; loss; want. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. A title of address conferred on young unmarried women, prefixed to the name, as Miss Brown, or Miss Jane Brown; a young girl; a kept mistress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  44. Loss; want; mistake. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for miss

  1. Won't you miss it? – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. " Very well, then," said Miss Day, " you too must stay at home." – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
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