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Miss Definition and Meaning

By Tayyaba Rehman & Fiza Rafique — Published on February 11, 2024
Miss means to fail to hit, catch, reach, or get something. e.g., I miss the bus every Monday.
Miss

Miss Definitions

To feel the absence of someone or something.
He really misses his friends when he's away.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 05, 2024
To fail to understand or comprehend.
He missed the point of the story.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To long for or yearn for something absent.
She misses the days when they were all together.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To fail to meet or satisfy.
The sequel missed the mark compared to the original.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To fail to hit, reach, catch, or otherwise make contact with
He swung at and missed the ball. The winger missed the pass. The ball missed the basket.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To be too late for or fail to meet (a train, for example).
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to perceive, experience, or understand
I missed my favorite TV show last night. You completely missed the point of the film.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to accomplish or achieve
Just missed setting a new record.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to attend or perform
Never missed a day of work.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to answer correctly
Missed three questions on the test.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to benefit from; let slip
Miss a chance.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To escape or avoid
We took a different way and missed the traffic jam.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To discover the absence or loss of
I missed my book after getting off the bus.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To be without; lack
A cart that is missing a wheel.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To feel the lack or loss of
Do you miss your family?.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to hit or otherwise make contact with something
Took a shot near the goal and missed.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To be unsuccessful; fail
A money-making scheme that can't miss.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To misfire, as an internal-combustion engine.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
A failure to hit or make contact with something.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A failure to be successful
The new movie was a miss.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
The misfiring of an engine.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Miss Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a girl or single woman.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman
I beg your pardon, miss.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A young unmarried woman.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Miss Used in informal titles for a young woman to indicate the epitomizing of an attribute or activity
Miss Organization.
Miss Opera.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Mis·ses A series of clothing sizes for women and girls of average height and proportions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(ambitransitive) To fail to hit.
I missed the target.
I tried to kick the ball, but missed.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To fail to achieve or attain.
To miss an opportunity
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To avoid; to escape.
The car just missed hitting a passer-by.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To become aware of the loss or absence of; to feel the want or need of, sometimes with regret.
I miss you! Come home soon!
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To fail to understand;
Miss the joke
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To fail to notice; to have a shortcoming of perception; overlook.
So I'm just going over my early notes, see if I missed anything.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To fail to attend.
Joe missed the meeting this morning.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To be late for something (a means of transportation, a deadline, etc.).
I missed the plane!
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To be wanting; to lack something that should be present.
The car is missing essential features.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To spare someone of something unwanted or undesirable.
Miss me with that nonsense!
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to help the hand of a player.
Player A: J7. Player B: Q6. Table: 283. The flop missed both players!
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(sports) To fail to score (a goal).
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To go wrong; to err.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A failure to hit.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
A failure to obtain or accomplish.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
An act of avoidance give}}
I think I’ll give the meeting a miss.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(computing) The situation where an item is not found in a cache and therefore needs to be explicitly loaded.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A title of respect for a young woman (usually unmarried) with or without a name used.
You may sit here, miss.
You may sit here, Miss Jones.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
An unmarried woman; a girl.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A kept woman; a mistress.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(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.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
Gay vanity, with smiles and kisses,Was busy 'mongst the maids and misses.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Loss; want; felt absence.
There will be no great miss of those which are lost.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Mistake; error; fault.
He did without any great miss in the hardest points of grammar.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Harm from mistake.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
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.
When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will acknowledge he judged not right.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; - now seldom applied to persons.
She would never miss, one day,A walk so fine, a sight so gay.
We cannot miss him; he does make our fire,Fetch in our wood.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want; as, to miss an absent loved one.
Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him.
What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
Men observe when things hit, and not when they miss.
Flying bullets now,To execute his rage, appear too slow;They miss, or sweep but common souls away.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of.
Upon the least reflection, we can not miss of them.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To go wrong; to err.
Amongst the angels, a whole legionOf wicked sprites did fall from happy bliss;What wonder then if one, of women all, did miss?
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A young woman;
A young lady of 18
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind;
I missed that remark
She missed his point
We lost part of what he said
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Feel or suffer from the lack of;
He misses his mother
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Fail to attend an event or activity;
I missed the concert
He missed school for a week
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Leave undone or leave out;
How could I miss that typo?
The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Fail to reach or get to;
She missed her train
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Be without;
This soup lacks salt
There is something missing in my jewellery box!
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Fail to reach;
The arrow missed the target
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Be absent;
The child had been missing for a week
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Fail to experience;
Fortunately, I missed the hurricane
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To fail to hit a target.
The arrow missed the bullseye.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To fail to attend or be present at.
She missed her flight due to traffic.
Urooj Arif
Feb 05, 2024
To overlook or fail to notice.
I missed the sign and took the wrong turn.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To fail to take advantage of.
They missed their chance to see the exhibit.
Urooj Arif
Feb 05, 2024
To escape or avoid something undesirable.
Luckily, we missed the heavy rain.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To be too late for something.
I missed the deadline for the application.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 05, 2024

Miss Idioms & Phrases

Miss the point

To fail to understand the essential aspect or main idea of something.
If you think this law is only about taxes, you're missing the point.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Can't miss it

Something very obvious or easy to find.
The restaurant is right at the corner. You can't miss it.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Miss the mark

To fail to achieve the intended goal or to be inaccurate.
The new policy missed the mark and did not improve the situation as expected.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Miss out on

To lose the chance to experience or enjoy something.
If you don't go to the concert, you're going to miss out on a great show.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Miss one's calling

To fail to pursue or recognize one's true vocation or purpose.
He became an accountant, but with his writing skills, he might have missed his calling as a novelist.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Miss the boat

To lose an opportunity because of delay or failure to act quickly.
He missed the boat on investing in the technology early on, and now it's too late.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

A near miss

An instance where an accident or disaster almost happens but is narrowly avoided.
The two cars came to a screeching halt, resulting in a near miss.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Miss the forest for the trees

To be so focused on details that one fails to understand the overall situation.
By obsessing over individual data points, you're missing the forest for the trees and not seeing the overall trend.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Give it a miss

To decide not to do something that one usually does or to skip something.
I'm tired tonight, so I think I'll give the party a miss.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Miss the target

To fail to achieve the intended goal or result.
The new ad campaign missed the target, resulting in lower sales than anticipated.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Miss in action

To be absent or missing when needed or expected to be present.
When it was time to move, their star player was miss in action due to an injury.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Miss one's chance

To lose an opportunity to do something.
He missed his chance to say goodbye before she moved away.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Miss by a mile

To fail by a large margin.
His guess was not even close; he missed by a mile.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Make one's mark/miss one's mark

To achieve success or recognition/to fail to achieve the desired impact or recognition.
She aimed to make her mark in the world of science but felt she missed her mark in her early projects.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Miss the cut

To fail to qualify or be selected.
Despite his best efforts, he missed the cut for the final round of the competition.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Miss the deadline

To fail to complete or submit something by the required or specified time.
The team worked hard but ultimately missed the deadline for the project submission.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Don't miss a beat

To continue smoothly and without hesitation.
Even after the interruption, the speaker didn't miss a beat and continued his presentation.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Miss the window

To fail to act within the opportune period.
We missed the window to book the venue we wanted for the event.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Not miss a trick

To be very observant or to take advantage of every opportunity.
She's a smart negotiator and doesn't miss a trick.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Miss Example Sentences

You'll miss the bus if you don't hurry.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024
I miss seeing my family every day.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024
I always miss my mom when she's on business trips.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024
You can't afford to miss another homework assignment.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024
She didn't want to miss the beginning of the movie.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024
Don't miss the chance to visit the new museum exhibit.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024
I miss playing outside during summer vacation.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024
He missed hearing his favorite song on the radio.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024
I miss the old days when we used to play in the park.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024
I didn't want to miss the beginning of the movie.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024
Did you miss the last episode of the show?
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024
If we don't hurry, we'll miss the bus.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024
I miss seeing my friends every day at school.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Common Curiosities

What is a stressed syllable in miss?

The single syllable in "miss" is the stressed syllable.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

How many syllables are in miss?

There is one syllable in "miss."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

How do we divide miss into syllables?

Since "miss" has only one syllable, it is not divided.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

How is miss used in a sentence?

"I miss my family when I am away on business trips."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

What is the pronunciation of miss?

Miss is pronounced as /mɪs/.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Why is it called miss?

"Miss" comes from the Old English "missan," meaning "to fail to hit, reach, or contact," reflecting the idea of not meeting a target or absence.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

What is the root word of miss?

The root word of "miss" is from the Old English "missan."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

What is the first form of miss?

The first form (present tense) is "miss."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

What is the second form of miss?

The second form (simple past tense) is "missed."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

What is another term for miss?

Another term for "miss" could be "overlook" or "fail to catch."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

What is the singular form of miss?

The singular form is "miss."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

What is the verb form of miss?

The verb form is "miss."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

What is the opposite of miss?

The opposite of "miss" could be "hit" or "catch."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Is miss a noun or adjective?

"Miss" is primarily a verb and can also be a noun as a title or term of address.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Is miss an abstract noun?

As a verb, "miss" is not a noun. When used as a noun (e.g., in titles), it is concrete, not abstract.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Is the word miss Gerund?

The gerund form of "miss" is "missing."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Which determiner is used with miss?

Determiners like "a" or "the" can be used with "miss," depending on the context.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Is miss a collective noun?

"Miss" is not a collective noun.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

What part of speech is miss?

"Miss" is primarily a verb but can also be used as a noun in certain contexts (e.g., "Miss" as a title).
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Is miss a vowel or consonant?

The word "miss" starts with the consonant "m."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Is miss a countable noun?

As a noun (e.g., in titles), "miss" can be countable.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Is the miss term a metaphor?

"Miss" can be used metaphorically to express a sense of loss or absence.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Which vowel is used before miss?

The vowel used before "miss" depends on the context and the preceding words in a sentence.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

What is the plural form of miss?

As a verb, "miss" does not have a plural form. As a noun, it could be "Misses" when used as a title before names.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Is miss an adverb?

No, "miss" is not an adverb.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Is miss a negative or positive word?

"Miss" generally has a negative connotation as it implies a lack or failure.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Which article is used with miss?

Both "the" (definite article) and "a" (indefinite article) can be used with "miss," depending on whether the noun is being specified or introduced.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

What is the third form of miss?

The third form (past participle) is "missed."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 11, 2024

Is the word miss imperative?

"Miss" can be used in the imperative form as a command, e.g., "Don't miss your chance."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Is the word “miss” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

"Miss" can take a direct object, e.g., "She missed the bus." It does not take an indirect object.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

Which preposition is used with miss?

Prepositions such as "on" (miss on an opportunity) or "out on" (miss out on an event) can be used, depending on the context.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 11, 2024

Which conjunction is used with miss?

Conjunctions like "and," "but," or "or" can be used with "miss," depending on the sentence structure.
Urooj Arif
Feb 11, 2024

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Tayyaba Rehman
Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.
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