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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a young woman;
- Example: "a young lady of 18"
[syn: girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, fille]

2. a failure to hit (or meet or find etc);
[syn: miss, misfire]

3. a form of address for an unmarried woman;


VERB (9)

1. fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind;
- Example: "I missed that remark"
- Example: "She missed his point"
- Example: "We lost part of what he said"
[syn: miss, lose]

2. feel or suffer from the lack of;
- Example: "He misses his mother"

3. fail to attend an event or activity;
- Example: "I missed the concert"
- Example: "He missed school for a week"

4. leave undone or leave out;
- Example: "How could I miss that typo?"
- Example: "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
[syn: neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap]

5. fail to reach or get to;
- Example: "She missed her train"

6. be without;
- Example: "This soup lacks salt"
- Example: "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"
[syn: miss, lack]

7. fail to reach;
- Example: "The arrow missed the target"

8. be absent;
- Example: "The child had been missing for a week"

9. fail to experience;
- Example: "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
[syn: miss, escape]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Miss \Miss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Missed (m[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Missing.] [AS. missan; akin to D. & G. missen, OHG. missan, Icel. missa, Sw. mista, Dan. miste. [root]100. See Mis-, pref.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will acknowledge he judged not right. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons. [1913 Webster] She would never miss, one day, A walk so fine, a sight so gay. --Prior. [1913 Webster] We cannot miss him; he does make our fire, Fetch in our wood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him. --1 Sam. xxv. 15, 21. [1913 Webster] What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss. --Milton. [1913 Webster] To miss stays. (Naut.) See under Stay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Miss \Miss\ (m[i^]s), n.; pl. Misses (m[i^]s"s[e^]z). [Contr. fr. mistress.] 1. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5. [1913 Webster] Note: There is diversity of usage in the application of this title to two or more persons of the same name. We may write either the Miss Browns or the Misses Brown. [1913 Webster] 2. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen. [1913 Webster] Gay vanity, with smiles and kisses, Was busy 'mongst the maids and misses. --Cawthorn. [1913 Webster] 3. A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4. [Obs.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 4. (Card Playing) 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Miss \Miss\, n. 1. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Loss; want; felt absence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] There will be no great miss of those which are lost. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. Mistake; error; fault. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He did without any great miss in the hardest points of grammar. --Ascham. [1913 Webster] 4. Harm from mistake. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Miss \Miss\ (m[i^]s), v. i. 1. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction. [1913 Webster] Men observe when things hit, and not when they miss. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Flying bullets now, To execute his rage, appear too slow; They miss, or sweep but common souls away. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; -- with of. [1913 Webster] Upon the least reflection, we can not miss of them. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 3. To go wrong; to err. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Amongst the angels, a whole legion Of wicked sprites did fall from happy bliss; What wonder then if one, of women all, did miss? --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. To be absent, deficient, or wanting. [Obs.] See Missing, a. [1913 Webster] What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

miss n 1: a young woman; "a young lady of 18" [syn: girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, fille] 2: a failure to hit (or meet or find etc) [syn: miss, misfire] 3: a form of address for an unmarried woman v 1: 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" [syn: miss, lose] 2: feel or suffer from the lack of; "He misses his mother" 3: fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week" [ant: attend, go to] 4: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten" [syn: neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap] [ant: attend to, take to heart] 5: fail to reach or get to; "She missed her train" 6: be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!" [syn: miss, lack] [ant: feature, have] 7: fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target" [ant: collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike] 8: be absent; "The child had been missing for a week" 9: fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane" [syn: miss, escape]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

197 Moby Thesaurus words for "miss": abandon, avoid, babe, baby, bachelor girl, be bereaved of, be blind to, be caught out, be inattentive, be unwary, bird, blink at, blunder, broad, bungle, chick, clerical error, coed, colleen, come short, connive at, corrigendum, cut, cutie, dame, damoiselle, damsel, default, demoiselle, discount, disregard, dodge, doll, drop, err, erratum, error, escape, evade, fail, failure, fall down, fall short, fault, faute, filly, foozle, forfeit, forget, forgo, frail, gal, girl, girlie, give no heed, go amiss, go astray, go astray from, goldbrick, goof, goof off, groupie, hear nothing, heifer, hoyden, human error, ignore, incur loss, jeune fille, jill, jump, junior miss, kiss good-bye, lack, lass, lassie, leave, leave loose ends, leave out, leave undone, let alone, let be, let dangle, let go, let pass, let slip, little missy, long for, lose, lose out, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, make light of, malinger, misapprehend, misapprehension, miscalculation, miscarriage, miscarry, misconceive, misconception, misconstrue, miscount, misdeal, misexplain, misfire, misidentification, misinterpret, misjudgment, mislay, misplace, misplay, misprint, misquotation, misread, misreport, miss out, miss stays, miss the boat, miss the mark, misstatement, missy, mistake, mistranslate, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misuse, near-miss, need, not attend, not bear inspection, not hack it, not heed, not listen, not make it, not measure up, not notice, not pass muster, not qualify, nymph, nymphet, old maid, omission, omit, overlook, oversight, pass, pass by, pass over, pass up, pay no attention, pay no mind, piece, pine for, pretermit, procrastinate, require, romp, run short of, sacrifice, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, see nothing, shirk, skip, skirt, slack, slight, slip, slip up, slipup, spinster, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, suffer loss, teenager, teenybopper, think little of, tomato, tomboy, trifle, typo, typographical error, undergo privation, virgin, wander from, want, wench, wink at, wish for, yearn for, young creature, young thing
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "Miss": Frau, Fraulein, Mistress, Mlle, Mme, Mmes, dame, dona, donna, lady, madam, madame, mademoiselle, mem-sahib, mesdames, senhora, senhorita, signora, signorina, vrouw
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

MISS Mecklenburg Internet Service System (ISP)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

MISS, n. The title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market. Miss, Missis (Mrs.) and Mister (Mr.) are the three most distinctly disagreeable words in the language, in sound and sense. Two are corruptions of Mistress, the other of Master. In the general abolition of social titles in this our country they miraculously escaped to plague us. If we must have them let us be consistent and give one to the unmarried man. I venture to suggest Mush, abbreviated to Mh.