See also: Miss, miß, Miß, miss-, miß-, and Miss.

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɪs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪs

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English missen, from Old English missan (to miss, escape the notice of a person), Proto-Germanic *missijaną (to miss, go wrong, fail), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to change, exchange, trade). Cognate with West Frisian misse (to miss), Dutch missen (to miss), German missen (to miss), Norwegian Bokmål and Danish miste (to lose), Swedish missa (to miss), Norwegian Nynorsk and Icelandic missa (to lose).

VerbEdit

miss (third-person singular simple present misses, present participle missing, simple past and past participle missed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To fail to hit.
    I missed the target.
    I tried to kick the ball, but missed.
    • 1631, [Francis Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      Men observe when things hit, and not when they miss.
    • 1666, Edmund Waller, "Instructions to a Painter
      Flying bullets now,
      To execute his rage, appear too slow;
      They miss, or sweep but common souls away.
  2. (transitive) To fail to achieve or attain.
    to miss an opportunity
  3. (transitive) To avoid; to escape.
    The car just missed hitting a passer-by.
  4. (transitive) To become aware of the loss or absence of; to feel the want or need of, sometimes with regret.
    I miss you! Come home soon!
  5. (transitive) To fail to understand; to have a shortcoming of perception; overlook.
    miss the joke
  6. (transitive) To fail to attend.
    Joe missed the meeting this morning.
  7. (transitive) To be late for something (a means of transportation, a deadline, etc.).
    I missed the plane!
  8. (transitive) To be wanting; to lack something that should be present.
    The car is missing essential features.
  9. (poker, said of a card) To fail to help the hand of a player.
    Player A: J7. Player B: Q6. Table: 283. The flop missed both players!
  10. (sports) To fail to score (a goal).
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport:
      Georgia, ranked 16th in the world, dominated the breakdown before half-time and forced England into a host of infringements, but fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili missed three penalties.
  11. (intransitive, obsolete) To go wrong; to err.
  12. (intransitive, obsolete) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
Usage notesEdit
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

miss (plural misses)

  1. A failure to hit.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 76:
      "I ran from one place to another, and as it was not difficult to get a shot at him, I fired several times, but only made miss after miss."
  2. A failure to obtain or accomplish.
  3. An act of avoidance (usually used with the verb give)
    I think I’ll give the meeting a miss.
  4. (computing) The situation where an item is not found in a cache and therefore needs to be explicitly loaded.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From mistress.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

miss (countable and uncountable, plural misses)

  1. A title of respect for a young woman (usually unmarried) with or without a name used.
    You may sit here, miss.
    You may sit here, Miss Jones.
  2. An unmarried woman; a girl.
    • 1771, James Cawthorn, Poems, by the Rev. Mr. Cawthorn, Late Master of Tunbridge School[1]:
      While thus the fiends, with wily art, Adroitly stole upon the heart, And with their complaisance, and tales, Had ruind more than half the males, Gay Vanity, with smiles, and kisses, Was busy 'mongst the maids, and misses.
  3. A kept woman; a mistress.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Evelyn to this entry?)
  4. (card games) 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.

Coordinate termsEdit

Related termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English miss.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

miss f (plural misses)

  1. beauty queen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English miss.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

miss f (plural missen, diminutive missje n)

  1. A winner of a beauty contest.
    Annelien Coorevits was Miss België in 2007.
    Annelien Coorevits was Miss Belgium in 2007.
  2. A beauty.
  3. A girl with a high self-esteem.
    Dat is nogal een miss, hoor.
    She has some air.

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

miss

  1. second-person singular imperative of messen

IngrianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

miss

  1. inessive singular of mikä

ReferencesEdit

  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[2]

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

miss

  1. imperative of missa

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *missą, *missijaz, *missō (loss, want), from Proto-Indo-European *meit- (to change, replace). Cognate with Old Norse missir, missa (a loss).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

miss n

  1. loss; absence

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Miss.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

miss f (indeclinable)

  1. beauty queen

Further readingEdit

  • miss in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • miss in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English miss.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

miss f (plural misses)

  1. beauty queen

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

miss c

  1. A failure to hit.
  2. A mistake.
  3. (rare) A beauty; a winner of a beauty contest.
    Miss Hawaii gick vidare och vann Miss America-tävlingen
    Miss Hawaii went on to win the Miss America contest

DeclensionEdit

Declension of miss 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative miss missen missar missarna
Genitive miss missens missars missarnas

SynonymsEdit