1. [syn: misplace, mislay, lose]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mislay \Mis*lay"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mislaid; p. pr. & vb.
1. To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source.
The fault is generally mislaid upon nature. --Locke.
2. To lay in a place not recollected; to misplace; to lose.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
The . . . charter, indeed, was unfortunately
mislaid: and the prayer of their petition was to
obtain one of like import in its stead. --Hallam.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I
misplaced my eyeglasses" [syn: misplace, mislay,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "mislay":
be bereaved of, default, drop, forfeit, go astray from, incur loss,
kiss good-bye, let slip, lose, lose out, mislocate, misplace,
misput, miss, sacrifice, suffer loss, undergo privation,