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miss meaning

EN[mɪs] [-ɪs]
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  • Miss (pronounced /ˈmɪs/) is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman (not using another title such as "Doctor" or "Dame").
  • The plural Misses may be used, such as in The Misses Doe. The traditional French "Mesdemoiselles" (abbreviation "Mlles") may also be used as the plural in English language conversation or correspondence.
EN Miss

    Definition of miss in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmissesPREmis-
    1. A failure to hit.
      1. A failure to obtain or accomplish.
        1. An act of avoidance.
          1. I think I’ll give the meeting a miss.
        2. A title of respect for a young woman (usually unmarried) with or without a name used.
          1. You may sit here, miss.
          2. You may sit here, Miss Jones.
        3. An unmarried woman; a girl.
          1. A kept woman; a mistress.
            1. (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.
            2. VerbSGmissesPRmissingPT, PPmissed
              1. VT VI To fail to hit.
                1. I missed the target.
                2. I tried to kick the ball, but missed.
              2. VT To fail to achieve or attain.
                1. to miss an opportunity
              3. VT To feel the absence of someone or something, sometimes with regret.
                1. I miss you! Come home soon!
              4. VT To fail to understand or have a shortcoming of perception.
                1. miss the joke
              5. VT To fail to attend.
                1. Joe missed the meeting this morning.
              6. VT To be late for something (a means of transportation, a deadline, etc.).
                1. I missed the plane!
              7. (sports) To fail to score (a goal).
                1. Georgia, ranked 16th in the world, dominated the breakdown before half-time and forced England into a host of infringements, but fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili missed three penalties.
              8. VI OBS To go wrong; to err.
                1. VI OBS To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • Anyone I would be interested in would have to be a pretty special person. I wouldn't want to miss out on knowing such a person just because xe happened to be the "wrong" sex.
                    • Those missing pathogens included published noncosomicol pathogen such as Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumonia.
                    • How could he miss that? It was an absolute sitter!
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Miss Porter bears testimony, like every one else who knew him, to his greatheartedness no less than to his genius.
                    • Miss Mae gave me the stink eye, just on general principle, when I came into the kitchen. She was so good at the stink eye that even if you hadn't done something wrong, you felt like you did.
                    • Miss Thorn began digging up the turf with her lofter: it was a painful moment for me. ¶ “You might at least have tried me, Mrs. Cooke,” I said.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • All's I know is that there are still many expressions missing.
                    • He counted up the glasses, and realized there were fifteen missing.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Intransitive verbs
                          • Transitive verbs
                        Related Links:
                        1. en mission
                        2. fr mission
                        3. en missed
                        4. en missing
                        5. en missionary
                        Source: Wiktionary
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                        Meaning of miss for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "miss" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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