1. [syn: lost, missed]
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
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.
When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will
acknowledge he judged not right. --Locke.
2. 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. --Prior.
We cannot miss him; he does make our fire,
Fetch in our wood. --Shak.
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.
Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed
of all that pertained unto him. --1 Sam. xxv.
What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss.
To miss stays. (Naut.) See under Stay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in
the din" [syn: lost, missed]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "missed":
abandoned, deserted, disregarded, half-done, ignored, laid aside,
left undone, neglected, omitted, overlooked, passed by,
passed over, passed up, pigeonholed, put aside, shunted, sidelined,
sidetracked, slighted, unasked, unattended to, uncared-for,
unchaperoned, unconsidered, undone, unregarded, unsolicited,