miss

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

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Templet:root 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 *meytH- (to change, exchange, trade). Cognate with West Frisian misse (to miss), Dutch missen (to miss), Jeman missen (to miss), Norwegian Bokmål and Danish miste (to lose), Swedish missa (to miss), Norwegian Nynorsk and Icelandic missa (to lose).

Verb

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  1. (transitive, intransitive) To fail to hit.
    I missed the target.
    I tried to kick the ball, but missed.
  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. (transitive, slang) To spare someone of something unwanted or undesirable.
    Miss me with that nonsense!
  10. (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!
  11. (sports) To fail to score (a goal).
    • 2011 Septemba 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.
  12. (intransitive, obsolete) To go wrong; to err.
  13. (intransitive, obsolete) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
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Noun

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  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.
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Etymology 2

From mistress.

Alternative forms

Noun

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  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.
  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.
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Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Inglis miss.

Pronunciation

Noun

Templet:ca-noun

  1. beauty queen

Dutch

Etymology

From Inglis miss.

Pronunciation

Noun

Templet:nl-noun

  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.

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Alternative forms

Pronunciation

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

Verb

miss [[Category:Tok Jeman: [[]] verb forms|miss]]

  1. Templet:verb form of

Ingrian

Pronoun

miss [[Category:Templet:izh pronoun forms|miss]]

  1. Templet:izh-form-Ch

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

miss [[Category:Templet:nn verb forms|miss]]

  1. imperative of missa

Old English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Templet:ang-noun

  1. loss; absence

Declension

Templet:ang-decl-noun-a-n

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Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from Inglis Miss.

Pronunciation

Templet:pl-p

Noun

miss f (indeclinable)

  1. beauty queen

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Romanian

Etymology

Templet:ubor.

Noun

Templet:ro-noun

  1. miss

Spanish

Etymology

Templet:ubor.

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. Miss, beauty queen (winner in a female beauty contest)

Usage notes

Templet:es-unadapted

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Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Templet:sv-noun

  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

Declension

Templet:sv-infl-noun-c-ar

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