(noun.) a form of address for an unmarried woman.
(noun.) a failure to hit (or meet or find etc).
(verb.) fail to experience; 'Fortunately, I missed the hurricane'.
(verb.) fail to reach; 'The arrow missed the target'.
(verb.) feel or suffer from the lack of; 'He misses his mother'.
(verb.) fail to reach or get to; 'She missed her train'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) fail to attend an event or activity; 'I missed the concert'; 'He missed school for a week'.
(verb.) be without; 'This soup lacks salt'; 'There is something missing in my jewelry box!'.
(verb.) be absent; 'The child had been missing for a week'.
(n.) A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
(n.) A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
(n.) A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
(n.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons.
(v. t.) To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
(v. i.) To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
(v. i.) To fail to obtain, learn, or find; -- with of.
(v. i.) To go wrong; to err.
(v. i.) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
(n.) The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
(n.) Loss; want; felt absence.
(n.) Mistake; error; fault.
(n.) Harm from mistake.
v. a. . Fail to hit, fail to reach, fail of hitting, fail of reaching.. Lose, fail of finding.. Forego, pass by, leave out, go without.. Feel the want of, feel the loss of.
v. n. . Fail to hit, fall short, miss one's aim.. Fail, miscarry, not succeed, come to nothing, end in smoke.
n. . Mistake, error, blunder, slip, trip, oversight, failure, fault, lapse.. Girl, lass, LASSIE, maiden, damsel, maid, young lady.
n. a title of address of an unmarried female: a young woman or girl: (obs.) a kept mistress:—pl. Miss′es—either the 'Miss Hepburns' or the 'Misses Hepburn' may be said but the latter is preferable.—n. Miss′-Nan′cy a very effeminate young man.
v.t. to fail to hit reach find or keep: to omit: to fail to have: to discover the absence of: to feel the want of: to fail to observe: to leave out.—v.i. to fail to hit or obtain: to go wrong.—n. a failure to hit the mark: loss.—Miss fire to fail to go off or explode from some cause; Miss one's tip (slang) to fail in one's plan or attempt; Miss stays (naut.) to fail in going about from one tack to another.
n. The title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market. Miss Missis (Mrs.) and Mister (Mr.) are the three most distinctly disagreeable words in the language in sound and sense. Two are corruptions of Mistress the other of Master. In the general abolition of social titles in this our country they miraculously escaped to plague us. If we must have them let us be consistent and give one to the unmarried man. I venture to suggest Mush abbreviated to Mh.
- Miss Vye's family is a good one on her mother's side; and her father was a romantic wanderer--a sort of Greek Ulysses. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- I wish to express my gratitude also to Miss Florence Bonnet for aid in the correction of the manuscript. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Don't take on, Miss. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Miss Havisham sat listening (or it seemed so, for I could not see her face), but still made no answer. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Well, you're not geese, you're swans--anything you like, only do, do leave Miss Sedley alone. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Speak to her, Miss Fanny! 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Miss Mills had a wonderful flow of words, and liked to pour them out. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- If I _am_ missed, it will appear. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- I would not have missed it for worlds. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- When I missed understanding a word, there was no time to think what it was, so I made an illegible one to fill in, trusting to the printers to sense it. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- They were more mobile than his troops, but they missed their quarry in the darkness. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- A man may, from various motives, decline to give his company, but perhaps not even a sage would be gratified that nobody missed him. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Mrs. van der Luyden has driven over to see her old aunts at Rhinebeck and we shan't be missed at the house for another hour. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- He missed him sadly of mornings and tried in vain to walk in the park without him. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Schofield's loss, as officially reported, was 189 killed, 1,033 wounded, and 1,104 captured and missing. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Our total loss (not including Burnside's) in all these engagements amounted to 757 killed, 4,529 wounded and 330 missing. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Our casualties during these operations amounted to 394 killed, I,554 wounded and 324 missing. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- The Diamond is missing out of the drawer in the cabinet. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- I was instantly aroused, and, with the two footmen, started off at once in search of the missing girl. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Our loss was 410 killed, 1,844 wounded and 187 missing. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- What, said Mr. Cruncher, varying his apostrophe after missing his mark--what are you up to, Aggerawayter? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- But you must step out foot, my dear, as I may get home before mistress misses me, you see. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- He was fond of all the Misses Sykes; they were all fond of him. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- I'll slip off and take a journey somewhere, and when Grandpa misses me he'll come round fast enough. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- Miss Ingram is mine, of course, said he: afterwards he named the two Misses Eshton, and Mrs. Dent. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- She misses you. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Miss Helstone was the choice of her affection and intellect; the Misses Pearson, Sykes, Wynne, etc. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- And old Madam Reed, or the Misses, her daughters, will be solicited by you to seek a place, I suppose? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.