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Meaning of MISS

Pronunciation:  mis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
  2. [n]  a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
  3. [v]  leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  4. [v]  fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
  5. [v]  fail to hit the intended target
  6. [v]  fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target"
  7. [v]  feel or suffer from the lack of; "He misses his mother"
  8. [v]  fail to reach or get to; "She missed her train"
  9. [v]  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"
  10. [v]  fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week"
  11. [v]  be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewellery box!"
  12. [v]  be absent; "The child had been missing for a week"
 

MISS is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: drop, escape, fille, girl, lack, leave out, lose, misfire, missy, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit, young lady, young woman
 
 Antonyms: attend, attend to, collide with, feature, go to, have, hit, hit, impinge on, run into, strike, take to heart
 
 See Also: ache, adult female, avoid, baby, bachelor girl, belle, bimbo, bird, chick, colleen, cut, dame, desire, doll, exclude, fail, fail, fail, failure, flapper, forget, gal, Gibson girl, go, go wrong, go wrong, hoyden, jeune fille, jump, languish, lass, lassie, locomote, long, maid, maiden, May queen, mill-girl, miscarry, miscarry, move, neglect, overlook, overshoot, party girl, pass over, peri, pine, queen of the May, regret, repent, romp, rosebud, rue, shop girl, sister, skip, skip, skip over, skirt, soubrette, sweater girl, tomboy, travel, undershoot, want, want, wench, woman, working girl, yearn, yen, young girl

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Miss\, n.; pl. {Misses}. [Contr. fr. mistress.]
    1. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a
       woman who has not been married. See {Mistress}, 5.
    
    Note: There is diversity of usage in the application of this
          title to two or more persons of the same name. We may
          write either the Miss Browns or the Misses Brown.
    
    2. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of
       sixteen.
    
             Gay vanity, with smiles and kisses, Was busy 'mongst
             the maids and misses.                 --Cawthorn.
    
    3. A kept mistress. See {Mistress}, 4. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
    
    4. (Card Playing) 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.
    
    
  2. \Miss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Missed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Missing}.] [AS. missan; akin to D. & G. missen, OHG. missan,
    Icel. missa, Sw. mista, Dan. miste. [root]100. See {Mis-},
    pref.]
    1. 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.
    
             When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will
             acknowledge he judged not right.      --Locke.
    
    2. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to
       dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons.
    
             She would never miss, one day, A walk so fine, a
             sight so gay.                         --Prior.
    
             We cannot miss him; he does make our fire, Fetch in
             our wood.                             --Shak.
    
    3. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want
       of; to mourn the loss of; to want. --Shak.
    
             Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed
             of all that pertained unto him.       --1 Sam. xxv.
                                                   15, 21.
    
             What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    {To miss stays}. (Naut.) See under {Stay}.
    
    
  3. \Miss\, v. i.
    1. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true
       direction.
    
             Men observe when things hit, and not when they miss.
                                                   --Bacon.
    
             Flying bullets now, To execute his rage, appear too
             slow; They miss, or sweep but common souls away.
                                                   --Waller.
    
    2. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; -- with of.
    
             Upon the least reflection, we can not miss of them.
                                                   --Atterbury.
    
    3. To go wrong; to err. [Obs.]
    
             Amongst the angels, a whole legion Of wicked sprites
             did fall from happy bliss; What wonder then if one,
             of women all, did miss?               --Spenser.
    
    4. To be absent, deficient, or wanting. [Obs.] See {Missing},
       a.
    
             What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    
  4. \Miss\, n.
    1. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain,
       etc.
    
    2. Loss; want; felt absence. [Obs.]
    
             There will be no great miss of those which are lost.
                                                   --Locke.
    
    3. Mistake; error; fault. --Shak.
    
             He did without any great miss in the hardest points
             of grammar.                           --Ascham.
    
    4. Harm from mistake. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
 
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