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. 2000.

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  • missed — mist …   American English homophones

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