Associations to the word «Miss»


MISS, verb. (ambitransitive) To fail to hit.
MISS, verb. (transitive) To fail to achieve or attain.
MISS, verb. (transitive) To feel the absence of someone or something, sometimes with regret.
MISS, verb. (transitive) To fail to understand or have a shortcoming of perception.
MISS, verb. (transitive) To fail to attend.
MISS, verb. (transitive) To be late for something (a means of transportation, a deadline, etc.).
MISS, verb. (sports) To fail to score (a goal).
MISS, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To go wrong; to err.
MISS, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
MISS, noun. A failure to hit.
MISS, noun. A failure to obtain or accomplish.
MISS, noun. An act of avoidance.
MISS, noun. A title of respect for a young woman (usually unmarried) with or without a name used.
MISS, noun. An unmarried woman; a girl.
MISS, noun. A kept woman; a mistress.
MISS, noun. (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.
MISS, noun. Form of address for an unmarried woman.
MISS, noun. Form of address for a teacher or a waitress.
MISS A BEAT, verb. Alternative form of skip a beat
MISS A TRICK, verb. Used in negative (usually) to say that a person is alert and always able to take advantage of any situation.
MISS EMMA, proper noun. (slang) The drug morphine.
MISS FIDDITCH, noun. (derogatory) A pedantic, prescriptivist language teacher.
MISS FIRE, noun. Alternative spelling of misfire
MISS FIRE, verb. Alternative spelling of misfire
MISS LUCY, noun. Chrysoblephus gibbiceps, a species of sea bream in South Africa.
MISS OUT, verb. To miss an experience or lose an opportunity, etc. that should not be missed.
MISS OUT, verb. (chiefly British) To leave out, to omit.
MISS RIGHT, noun. (idiomatic) A perfect, ideal or suitable female mate or wife.
MISS THE BOAT, verb. (idiomatic) To fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.
MISS THE MARK, verb. (of a projectile) To fail to hit the target
MISS THE MARK, verb. (idiomatic) To fail to reach the result that was intended
MISS THE POINT, verb. (idiomatic) To fail to grasp the meaning of an utterance or situation.

Dictionary definition

MISS, noun. A young woman; "a young lady of 18".
MISS, noun. A failure to hit (or meet or find etc).
MISS, noun. A form of address for an unmarried woman.
MISS, verb. 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".
MISS, verb. Feel or suffer from the lack of; "He misses his mother".
MISS, verb. Fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week".
MISS, verb. Leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten".
MISS, verb. Fail to reach or get to; "She missed her train".
MISS, verb. Be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!".
MISS, verb. Fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target".
MISS, verb. Be absent; "The child had been missing for a week".
MISS, verb. Fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway