—missable, adj./mis/, v.t.1. to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target.2. to fail to encounter, meet, catch, etc.: to miss a train.3. to fail to take advantage of: to miss a chance.4. to fail to be present at or for: to miss a day of school.5. to notice the absence or loss of: When did you first miss your wallet?6. to regret the absence or loss of: I miss you all dreadfully.7. to escape or avoid: He just missed being caught.8. to fail to perceive or understand: to miss the point of a remark.v.i.9. to fail to hit something.10. to fail of effect or success; be unsuccessful.12. miss out, Chiefly Brit. to omit; leave out.13. miss out on, to fail to take advantage of, experience, etc.: You missed out on a great opportunity.n.14. a failure to hit something.15. a failure of any kind.16. an omission.17. a misfire.[bef. 900; ME missen, OE missan; c. OFris missa, MLG, MD, OHG missen, ON missa to fail to hit or reach]miss2/mis/, n., pl. misses.1. (cap.) a title of respect for an unmarried woman, conventionally prefixed to her name or to the name of that which she represents: Miss Mary Jones; Miss Sweden.2. (used by itself, as a term of address, esp. to a young woman): Miss, please bring me some ketchup.3. (cap.) a title prefixed to a mock surname used to represent a particular attribute of the person, esp. one excessively prominent: Miss Innocent; Miss Congeniality.4. a young unmarried woman; girl: a radiant miss of 18 or so.5. misses,a. a range of sizes, chiefly from 6 to 20, for garments that fit women of average height and build.b. the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.c. a garment in this size range.[1600-10; short for MISTRESS]Usage. See Ms.
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