(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'.
Inputed by Cole--From WordNet
(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.
Synonyms and Synonymous
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.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Unserious Contents or Definition
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. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- I wish to express my gratitude also to Miss Florence Bonnet for aid in the correction of the manuscript. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Don't take on, Miss. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Miss Havisham sat listening (or it seemed so, for I could not see her face), but still made no answer. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Well, you're not geese, you're swans--anything you like, only do, do leave Miss Sedley alone. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Speak to her, Miss Fanny! Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- Miss Mills had a wonderful flow of words, and liked to pour them out. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- If I _am_ missed, it will appear. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- I would not have missed it for worlds. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- 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. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- They were more mobile than his troops, but they missed their quarry in the darkness. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- A man may, from various motives, decline to give his company, but perhaps not even a sage would be gratified that nobody missed him. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- 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. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- He missed him sadly of mornings and tried in vain to walk in the park without him. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Schofield's loss, as officially reported, was 189 killed, 1,033 wounded, and 1,104 captured and missing. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Our total loss (not including Burnside's) in all these engagements amounted to 757 killed, 4,529 wounded and 330 missing. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Our casualties during these operations amounted to 394 killed, I,554 wounded and 324 missing. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- The Diamond is missing out of the drawer in the cabinet. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I was instantly aroused, and, with the two footmen, started off at once in search of the missing girl. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Our loss was 410 killed, 1,844 wounded and 187 missing. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- What, said Mr. Cruncher, varying his apostrophe after missing his mark--what are you up to, Aggerawayter? Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- But you must step out foot, my dear, as I may get home before mistress misses me, you see. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- He was fond of all the Misses Sykes; they were all fond of him. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- I'll slip off and take a journey somewhere, and when Grandpa misses me he'll come round fast enough. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Miss Ingram is mine, of course, said he: afterwards he named the two Misses Eshton, and Mrs. Dent. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- She misses you. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Miss Helstone was the choice of her affection and intellect; the Misses Pearson, Sykes, Wynne, etc. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- And old Madam Reed, or the Misses, her daughters, will be solicited by you to seek a place, I suppose? Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
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