Definitions English

  • To fail to hit, reach, catch, meet, or otherwise make contact with.
  • To fail to perceive, understand, or experience: completely missed the point of the film.
  • To fail to accomplish, achieve, or attain (a goal).
  • To fail to attend or perform: never missed a day of work.
  • To leave out; omit.
  • To let go by; let slip: miss a chance.
  • To escape or avoid: narrowly missed crashing into the tree.
  • To discover the absence or loss of: I missed my book after getting off the bus.
  • To feel the lack or loss of: Do you miss your family?
  • To fail to hit or otherwise make contact with something: fired the final shot and missed again.
  • To be unsuccessful; fail.
  • To misfire, as an internal-combustion engine.
  • A failure to hit, succeed, or find.
  • The misfiring of an engine.
  • miss fire To fail to discharge. Used of a firearm.
  • miss fire To fail to achieve the anticipated result.
  • miss out on To lose a chance for: missed out on the promotion.
  • miss the boat Informal To fail to avail oneself of an opportunity.
  • miss the boat Informal To fail to understand.
  • Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a girl or single woman. See Usage Note at Ms.
  • Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman: I beg your pardon, miss.
  • A young unmarried woman.
  • Used in informal titles for a young woman to indicate the epitomizing of an attribute or activity: Miss Organization; Miss Opera.
  • A series of clothing sizes for women and girls of average height and proportions.