Definition of miss:
- A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
- A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
- A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
- Harm from mistake.
- 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.
- Loss; want; felt absence.
- Mistake; error; fault.
- The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
- To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
- To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
- 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.
- To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
- To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of.
- To go wrong; to err.
- To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; - now seldom applied to persons.
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- err (part of speech: verb)
- lack (part of speech: verb)
- titles (part of speech: noun)
- failure (part of speech: noun)
- "A Man's Hearth", Eleanor M. Ingram.
- "Joan of Arc of the North Woods", Holman Day.
W'y, Miss Le Fay's li'l boy.- "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.