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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. a failure to hit ( or meet or find etc)
  6. be absent; " The child had been missing for a week"
  7. fail to experience; " Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
  8. fail to hit the intended target
  9. fail to reach; " The arrow missed the target"
  10. feel or suffer from the lack of; " He misses his mother"
  11. fail to reach or get to; " She missed her train"
  12. fail to attend an event or activity; " I missed the concert"; " He missed school for a week"
  13. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
  14. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
  15. A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
  19. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
  20. To go wrong; to err.
  21. To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
  22. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
  23. Loss; want; felt absence.
  24. Mistake; error; fault.
  25. Harm from mistake.
  26. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; - now seldom applied to persons.
  27. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of.
  28. To fail to hit, etc.; omit or pass by; do without; feel the want of.
  29. To fly wide of the mark.
  30. A young unmarried woman; failure to hit, reach, etc.; Miss, a title of an unmarried woman.
  31. A title of address of an unmarried female: a young woman or girl:- pl. MISSES.
  32. To fail to hit, reach, find, or keep: to omit: to fail to have: to discover the absence of: to feel the want of.
  33. To fail to hit or obtain.
  34. A deviation from the mark.
  35. A failure.
  36. An unmarried woman or girl; title of an unmarried woman.
  37. To fail to hit, find, or keep; to omit; feel the want of.
  38. To fail to hit; to fail.
  39. To fail of; come short of.
  40. To feel the loss or absence of.
  41. To fail of attainment; go wrong.
  42. The act of missing.
  43. A girl or an unmarried woman.
  44. An unmarried lady, specially one who is young: the title of address prefixed to her name; a kept mistress.
  45. Failure to hit or reach; loss; want.
  46. To fail to hit, reach, find, see, & c.; to omit; to pass by; logo without; to feel the want of.
  47. To fail to hit; to deviate from the true direction.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Loss; want; mistake.
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Quotes of miss

  1. I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World. – George Best
  2. Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. – Leo Buscaglia
  3. I'm not exactly sure how many kids I have, but yes, I do miss them officially, for the record. In case any of them are listening, I love you. – Tre Cool
  4. I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal. – Gavin DeGraw
  5. Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet. – King Edward VIII
  6. Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. – William Feather
  7. Right now my mind is on the people who stole our instruments, and, specifically, the person with my guitar, which will no doubt end its days having Green Day songs worked out on it. A better fate was deserved- and while the reverence given to guitars annoys me, I shall miss it. – Jonny Greenwood
  8. I don't work a five -day week as a rule, and I've managed to fill that time up. It hasn't been that hard. I volunteer at school. I'm working because I love it. Yet, I don't not envy women who have a stay -at -home job, because you miss stuff. – Deidre Hall
  9. I shall miss all the people in it and the great fun we had doing it. I enjoyed playing the character very much. It was a very, very special character and a very special series. And the camaraderie of it all. I loved it. – Derek Jacobi
  10. I want to make movies that I want to see, and what I miss and I'm not seeing. – Thomas Jane
  11. In marketing I've seen only one strategy that can't miss and that is to market to your best customers first, your best prospects second and the rest of the world last. – John Romero
  12. I miss doing a series, but I don't want to do a series for a series' sake. – Bobby Sherman
  13. I'm not afraid to take a swing and miss – Frederick W. Smith
  14. I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely. – Sophocles
  15. I'm more selective now I've got a family. I don't want to work all the time. My daughter's 12; I don't want to miss out on her life. Soon she'll be a teenager; she won't want me around. – Julie Walters

Usage examples for miss

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

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