Complete Definition of "miss"

see|Miss|miÃ|mis|mis-
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/mɪs/
audio|en-us-miss.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ɪs

Etymology 1
From OE. term|missan|lang=ang.

Verb
en-verb|miss|es

  1. transitive To fail to hit.

#: I missed the target.

  1. transitive To feel the absence of someone or something, sometimes with regret.

#: I miss you!

  1. transitive To fail to understand or have a shortcoming of perception.

#: miss the joke

  1. transitive To fail to attend.

#: Joe missed the meeting this morning.

  1. transitive To fail to board (a means of transportation).

#: I missed the plane!

Usage notes
This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Derived terms
miss the mark
miss the point
miss the boat
miss fire, misfire

Translations
trans-top|to fail to hit
Czech: minout
Dutch: t+|nl|missen
Finnish: missata (slang), ampua ohi
German: verfehlen
Greek: αÏÏοÏÏ (astokho)
trans-mid
Portuguese: falhar
Slovene: zgrešiti
Swedish: missa
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trans-top|to feel the absence of someone or something
Chinese: æ³
Danish: savne
Dutch: t+|nl|missen
Finnish: kaivata, ikävöidä
German: vermissen
trans-mid
Greek: νοÏÏÎ±Î»Î³Ï (nostalgo)
Portuguese: sentir falta de, sentir saudades de
Slovene: pogrešiti, pogrešati
Spanish: echar de menos, extrañar italbrac|Latin America
Swedish: sakna
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trans-top|to avoid
Dutch: t|nl|ontwijken, t+|nl|missen
Finnish: välttää
trans-mid
Portuguese: evitar
Swedish: undvika
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trans-top|to fail to understand
Dutch: t+|nl|niet t|nl|snappen, t+|nl|ergens t|nl|overheen t+|nl|kijken (also figuratively t-|en|ignore|xs=English), t+|nl|ergens t|nl|overheen t+|nl|lezen (when reading)
Finnish: missata (slang), ei ymmärtää (not to understand)
trans-mid
Portuguese: não perceber, não compreender (not to understand)
Swedish: missa
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trans-top|to fail to attend
Finnish: olla poissa, missata (slang)
trans-mid
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trans-top|not meeting a ride or a form of transportation
Dutch: t+|nl|missen
Finnish: myöhästyä, missata italbrac|slang
German: verpassen
Greek: ÏÎ¬Î½Ï (khano)
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÙâدÙâسÚÙÙ
Portuguese: perder
Slovene: zamuditi
Swedish: missa
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Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A failure to hit.
  2. A failure to obtain or accomplish.
  3. An act of avoidance.

#:I think Iâll give the meeting a miss.

Translations
trans-top|a failure to hit
Dutch: t|nl|misser|m
Finnish: ohilaukaus, ohiheitto
Greek: αÏÏοÏία (astokhia) f
trans-mid
Swedish: t-|sv|miss|c
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trans-top|a failure to obtain or accomplish
Dutch: t|nl|mislukking|f
Finnish: epäonnistuminen
trans-mid
Swedish: misslyckande n
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Etymology 2
From term|mistress.

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun|es|-

  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.

  1. An unmarried woman; a girl.

Translations
trans-top|a title of respect for a young woman
Czech: sleÄna f
Danish: frøken italbrac|archaic
Dutch: t|nl|juffrouw|f
Finnish: neiti
French: mademoiselle f
German: Fräulein f
Greek: δεÏÏÎ¿Î¹Î½Î¯Ï (despinis) f
Italian: signorina m
trans-mid
Icelandic: fröken
Scottish Gaelic: A' Mhaighdeann|maighdeann f
Slovak: sleÄna f
Slovene: gospodiÄna f
Spanish: señorita f
Swedish: fröken i|archaic
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trans-top|an unmarried woman
Czech: sleÄna f
Danish: frøken i|archaic
Dutch: t|nl|juffrouw|f i|archaic
Finnish: neitonen
French: mademoiselle f
German: Fräulein f
Italian: signorina f
trans-mid
Icelandic: fröken
Scottish Gaelic: A' Mhaighdeann|maighdeann f
Slovak: sleÄna f
Slovene: gospodiÄna f
Spanish: señorita f
Swedish: fröken i|archaic
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See also
Miss
missis, missus
missy
Mrs.
Ms.

Category:English transitive verbs


Dutch

Pronunciation
IPA|/mɪs/

Noun
nl-noun2|f

  1. A winner of a beauty contest.

#: Annelien Coorevits was Miss België in 2007.
#:: Annelien Coorevits was Miss Belgium in 2007.

  1. A beauty.
  2. A girl with a high self-esteem.

#: Dat is nogal een miss, hoor.
#:: She has some air.


German

Verb
infl|de|verb form

  1. Singular imperative of messen.

Swedish

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-miss.ogg|audio

Noun
sv-noun-reg-ar|sg-gen-indef=miss
infl|sv|noun|g=c

  1. A failure to hit.
  2. A mistake.
  3. rare|lang=sv A beauty; a winner of a beauty contest.

Synonyms
i-c|mistake misstag
i-c|beauty skönhetsmiss

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