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.