(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.

Typist: Meg

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Fail to hit, fail to reach, fail of hitting, fail of reaching.[2]. Lose, fail of finding.[3]. Forego, pass by, leave out, go without.[4]. Feel the want of, feel the loss of.

v. n. [1]. Fail to hit, fall short, miss one's aim.[2]. Fail, miscarry, not succeed, come to nothing, end in smoke.

n. [1]. Mistake, error, blunder, slip, trip, oversight, failure, fault, lapse.[2]. Girl, lass, LASSIE, maiden, damsel, maid, young lady.

Typed by Evangeline

Synonyms and Antonyms

[See LOSE_and_MEET]

Checker: Marie


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.

Editor: Tod

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.

Checker: Uriah


Edited by Candice


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