miss


miss
miss1
missable, adj.
/mis/, v.t.
1. to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target.
2. to fail to encounter, meet, catch, etc.: to miss a train.
3. to fail to take advantage of: to miss a chance.
4. to fail to be present at or for: to miss a day of school.
5. to notice the absence or loss of: When did you first miss your wallet?
6. to regret the absence or loss of: I miss you all dreadfully.
7. to escape or avoid: He just missed being caught.
8. to fail to perceive or understand: to miss the point of a remark.
v.i.
9. to fail to hit something.
10. to fail of effect or success; be unsuccessful.
11. miss fire. See fire (def. 25).
12. miss out, Chiefly Brit. to omit; leave out.
13. miss out on, to fail to take advantage of, experience, etc.: You missed out on a great opportunity.
n.
14. a failure to hit something.
15. a failure of any kind.
16. an omission.
17. a misfire.
[bef. 900; ME missen, OE missan; c. OFris missa, MLG, MD, OHG missen, ON missa to fail to hit or reach]
miss2
/mis/, n., pl. misses.
1. (cap.) a title of respect for an unmarried woman, conventionally prefixed to her name or to the name of that which she represents: Miss Mary Jones; Miss Sweden.
2. (used by itself, as a term of address, esp. to a young woman): Miss, please bring me some ketchup.
3. (cap.) a title prefixed to a mock surname used to represent a particular attribute of the person, esp. one excessively prominent: Miss Innocent; Miss Congeniality.
4. a young unmarried woman; girl: a radiant miss of 18 or so.
5. misses,
a. a range of sizes, chiefly from 6 to 20, for garments that fit women of average height and build.
b. the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.
c. a garment in this size range.
[1600-10; short for MISTRESS]
Usage. See Ms.

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