Definitions of miss

  1. a young woman; " a young lady of 18"
  2. be without; " This soup lacks salt"; " There is something missing in my jewellery box!"
  3. leave undone or leave out; " How could I miss that typo?"; " The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  4. 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"
  5. be absent; " The child had been missing for a week"
  6. fail to experience; " Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
  7. fail to hit the intended target
  8. fail to reach; " The arrow missed the target"
  9. fail to reach or get to; " She missed her train"
  10. fail to attend an event or activity; " I missed the concert"; " He missed school for a week"
  11. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
  12. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
  13. A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
  17. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
  18. To go wrong; to err.
  19. To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
  20. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
  21. Loss; want; felt absence.
  22. Mistake; error; fault.
  23. Harm from mistake.
  24. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; - now seldom applied to persons.
  25. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of.
  26. To fail to hit, etc.; omit or pass by; do without; feel the want of.
  27. To fly wide of the mark.
  28. A young unmarried woman; failure to hit, reach, etc.; Miss, a title of an unmarried woman.
  29. A title of address of an unmarried female: a young woman or girl:- pl. MISSES.
  30. To fail to hit, reach, find, or keep: to omit: to fail to have: to discover the absence of: to feel the want of.
  31. To fail to hit or obtain.
  32. A deviation from the mark.
  33. A failure.
  34. An unmarried woman or girl; title of an unmarried woman.
  35. To fail to hit, find, or keep; to omit; feel the want of.
  36. To fail to hit; to fail.
  37. To fail of; come short of.
  38. To feel the loss or absence of.
  39. To fail of attainment; go wrong.
  40. A girl or an unmarried woman.
  41. Failure to hit or reach; loss; want.
  42. To fail to hit, reach, find, see, & c.; to omit; to pass by; logo without; to feel the want of.
  43. To fail to hit; to deviate from the true direction.
  44. A title of address conferred on young unmarried women, prefixed to the name, as Miss Brown, or Miss Jane Brown; a young girl; a kept mistress.
  45. To fail in hitting or reaching, as a mark; to fail in obtaining, finding, or keeping; to discover something to be wanting; to perceive the want of; to mistake; to omit; to be wanting.
  46. Loss; want; mistake.

Usage examples for miss

  1. Won't you miss it? – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. " Very well, then," said Miss Day, " you too must stay at home." – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  3. What would they do, Miss Amberdon? – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  4. " No, miss, that we can't. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  5. We may miss it, but not enough! – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  6. Not so, Miss Lowenstein. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  7. We knew him well and miss him more than I can tell. – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  8. That was a miss. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  9. She looked up at Miss Rose. – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  10. What was Miss Cookson about? – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  11. I is dat, Miss Frankone. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  12. " No, Miss Clavering, it is not reason enough. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  13. " Miss Honeywood," said Aristide. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  14. Miss Cardrew began to read. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  15. Little Miss Ocumpaugh is not here. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  16. Shall you miss me? – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  17. What would you think of Miss Keveley for a wife? – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  18. Miss Dobb heard him. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  19. Where might you be goin', miss? – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles