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Definition of miss:

  1. A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
  2. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
  3. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
  4. Harm from mistake.
  5. 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.
  6. Loss; want; felt absence.
  7. Mistake; error; fault.
  8. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
  9. To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
  10. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
  11. 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.
  12. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
  13. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; - with of.
  14. To go wrong; to err.
  15. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; - now seldom applied to persons.

Synonyms:

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