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Definition of "miss" []

  • To fail to hit, reach, catch, meet, or otherwise make contact with. (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to perceive, understand, or experience: completely missed the point of the film. (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to accomplish, achieve, or attain (a goal). (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to attend or perform: never missed a day of work. (verb-transitive)
  • To leave out; omit. (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to reach, hit, meet, find, or attain (some specified or implied aim, goal, target, etc) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To fail to attend or be present for (verb)
  • To fail to see, hear, understand, or perceive (verb)
  • To lose, overlook, or fail to take advantage of (verb)
  • To leave out; omit (verb)
  • To discover or regret the loss or absence of (verb)
  • To escape or avoid (something, esp a danger), usually narrowly (verb)
  • A failure to reach, hit, meet, find, etc (noun)

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Use "miss" in a sentence
  • ""I beg your pardon, Miss Margaret; were you asleep, miss?""
  • "When he was small, our son—your grandson—used to confuse the word love with the word miss."
  • "Whether this "miss" is due to son Todd (Anne's heir apparent to the Pern empire) is difficult to say."