Definitions of miss

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