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Miss vs. Madam

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Missverb

(ambitransitive) To fail to hit.

‘I missed the target.’; ‘I tried to kick the ball, but missed.’;

Madamnoun

A polite form of address for a woman or lady.

‘Mrs Grey wondered if the outfit she was trying on made her look fat. The sales assistant just said, “It suits you, madam”.’; ‘Later, Mrs Grey was sitting in her favourite tea shop. “Would madam like the usual cream cakes and patisserie with her tea?” the waitress asked.’;

Missverb

(transitive) To fail to achieve or attain.

‘to miss an opportunity’;

Madamnoun

The mistress of a household.

Missverb

(transitive) To feel the absence of someone or something, sometimes with regret.

‘I miss you! Come home soon!’;

Madamnoun

(colloquial) A conceited or quarrelsome girl.

‘Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam.’;

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Missverb

(transitive) To fail to understand or have a shortcoming of perception.

‘miss the joke’;

Madamnoun

(slang) A woman who runs a brothel, particularly one that specializes in finding prostitutes for rich and important clients.

‘After she grew too old to work as a prostitute, she became a madam.''’;

Missverb

(transitive) To fail to attend.

‘Joe missed the meeting this morning.’;

Madamverb

(transitive) To address as "madam".

Missverb

(transitive) To be late for something (a means of transportation, a deadline, etc.).

‘I missed the plane!’;

Madamnoun

A gentlewoman; - an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; - much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir; often abbreviated ma'am when used as a term of address.

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Missverb

(only in present tense) To be wanting; to lack something that should be present. transivity?

‘The car is missing essential features.’;

Madamnoun

The woman who is in charge of a household.

Missverb

To fail to help the hand of a player.

‘Player A: J7. Player B: Q6. Table: 283. The flop missed both players!’;

Madamnoun

The woman who is in charge of a brothel.

Missverb

(sports) To fail to score (a goal).

Madamnoun

a woman of refinement;

‘a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady’;

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Missverb

To go wrong; to err.

Madamnoun

a woman who runs a house of prostitution

Missverb

To be absent, deficient, or wanting.

Madam

Madam (), or madame ( or ), is a polite and formal form of address for women, often contracted to ma'am (pronounced in American English and in British English). The term derives from the French madame (French pronunciation: ​[maˈdam]); in French, ma dame literally means .

‘my lady’;

Missnoun

A failure to hit.

Missnoun

A failure to obtain or accomplish.

Missnoun

An act of avoidance (used with the verb give).

‘I think I’ll give the meeting a miss.’;

Missnoun

(computing) The situation where an item is not found in a cache and therefore needs to be explicitly loaded.

Missnoun

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.’;

Missnoun

An unmarried woman; a girl.

Missnoun

A kept woman; a mistress.

Missnoun

(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.

Missnoun

A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.

Missnoun

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.’;

Missnoun

A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.

Missnoun

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.

Missnoun

The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.

Missnoun

Loss; want; felt absence.

‘There will be no great miss of those which are lost.’;

Missnoun

Mistake; error; fault.

‘He did without any great miss in the hardest points of grammar.’;

Missnoun

Harm from mistake.

Missverb

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.’;

Missverb

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.’;

Missverb

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.’;

Missverb

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.’;

Missverb

To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of.

‘Upon the least reflection, we can not miss of them.’;

Missverb

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?’;

Missverb

To be absent, deficient, or wanting.

‘What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.’;

Missnoun

a young woman;

‘a young lady of 18’;

Missnoun

a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)

Missverb

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’;

Missverb

feel or suffer from the lack of;

‘He misses his mother’;

Missverb

fail to attend an event or activity;

‘I missed the concert’; ‘He missed school for a week’;

Missverb

leave undone or leave out;

‘How could I miss that typo?’; ‘The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten’;

Missverb

fail to reach or get to;

‘She missed her train’;

Missverb

be without;

‘This soup lacks salt’; ‘There is something missing in my jewellery box!’;

Missverb

fail to reach;

‘The arrow missed the target’;

Missverb

be absent;

‘The child had been missing for a week’;

Missverb

fail to experience;

‘Fortunately, I missed the hurricane’;

Miss

Miss (pronounced ) is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman (not using another title such as or ). Originating in the 17th century, it is a contraction of mistress, which was used for all women.

‘Doctor’; ‘Dame’;

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