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Definition of Miss


  1. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
  2. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
  3. A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
  4. 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.
  5. To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing, hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said.
  6. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons.
  7. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
  8. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
  9. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; -- with of.
  10. To go wrong; to err.
  11. To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
  12. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
  13. Loss; want; felt absence.
  14. Mistake; error; fault.
  15. Harm from mistake.

Miss Quotations

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
Winston Churchill

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Mark Twain

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
Mark Twain
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Miss Translations

miss in Dutch is missen, mislopen, misgrijpen
miss in French is rater, manquons, manquent, manquer, manquez
miss in Italian is signorina
miss in Italian is perdere
miss in Latin is requiro
miss in Portuguese is falta
miss in Swedish is sakna

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