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Miss meaning

miss - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. fail to attend an event or activity; " I missed the concert"; " He missed school for a week"
  2. 2. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
  3. 3. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
  4. 4. A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
  8. 8. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
  9. 9. To go wrong; to err.
  10. 10. To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
  11. 11. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
  12. 12. Loss; want; felt absence.
  13. 13. Mistake; error; fault.
  14. 14. Harm from mistake.
  15. 15. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; - now seldom applied to persons.
  16. 16. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of.
  17. 17. A failure.
  18. 18. An unmarried woman or girl; title of an unmarried woman.
  19. 19. To fail to hit, find, or keep; to omit; feel the want of.
  20. 20. To fail to hit; to fail.

miss - examples of usage

  1. We said you were out, miss." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " Mother, this is Miss Hilbery," he said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. But Miss Hilbery is at home," the girl answered. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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