- missmiss1 [mis]vt.[ME missen < OE missan, akin to Ger missen < IE base * meit(h)-, to change, exchange > L mutare, to change]1. to fail to hit or land on (something aimed at)2. to fail to meet, reach, attain, catch, accomplish, see, hear, perceive, understand, etc.3. to overlook; let (an opportunity, etc.) go by4. to escape; avoid [he just missed being struck]5. to fail or forget to do, keep, have, be present at, etc. [to miss an appointment]6. to notice the absence or loss of [to suddenly miss one's wallet]7. to feel or regret the absence or loss of; want [to miss one's friends]8. to be without; lack: now used only in present participle [this book is missing a page]vi.1. to fail to hit something aimed at; go wide of the mark2. to fail to be successful3. to misfire, as an engine4. Archaic to fail to obtain, receive, etc.: with of or inn.a failure to hit, meet, obtain, see, etc.——————a miss is as good as a milemissing by a narrow margin has the same practical effect as missing by a wide one——————miss one's guessto fail to guess or predict accuratelymiss2 [mis]n.pl. misses [contr. of MISTRESS]1. [M-]a) a title used in speaking to or of an unmarried woman or girl and placed before the name [Miss Smith, the Misses Smith]b) a title used in speaking to an unmarried woman or girl but used without the name☆ c) a title given to a young woman winning a particular beauty contest or promoting a particular product [Miss Ohio, Miss Cotton]2. a young, unmarried woman or girl3. [pl.] a series of sizes in clothing for women and girls of average proportions [coats in misses' sizes]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.