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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)

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.

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."