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See also mis-, miš, mis, Miss, miß, and MIS

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English missan.

Verb

Infinitive
to miss

Third person singular
miss

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to miss (third-person singular simple present miss, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To fail to hit.
    I missed the target.
  2. (transitive) To feel the absence of someone or something, sometimes with regret.
    I miss you!
  3. (transitive) To fail to understand or have a shortcoming of perception.
    miss the joke
  4. (transitive) To fail to attend.
    Joe missed the meeting this morning.
  5. (transitive) To fail to board (a means of transportation).
    I missed the plane!
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Noun

Singular
miss

Plural
es

miss (es)
  1. A failure to hit.
  2. A failure to obtain or accomplish.
  3. An act of avoidance.
    I think I’ll give the meeting a miss.
Translations

Etymology 2

From mistress.

Noun

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Singular
miss

Plural
es

miss (es)
  1. A title of respect for a young woman (usually unmarried) with or without a name used.
    You may sit here, miss.
    You may sit here, Miss Jones.
  2. An unmarried woman; a girl.
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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

miss f. (plural, diminutive)

  1. A winner of a beauty contest.
    Annelien Coorevits was Miss België in 2007.
    Annelien Coorevits was Miss Belgium in 2007.
  2. A beauty.
  3. A girl with a high self-esteem.
    Dat is nogal een miss, hoor.
    She has some air.

German

Verb

miss [[Category:Template:lang:de verb forms|miss]]

  1. Singular imperative of messen.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for miss Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative miss missen missar missarna
Genitive miss missens missars missarnas

miss c.

  1. A failure to hit.
  2. A mistake.
  3. (rare) A beauty; a winner of a beauty contest.
    Miss Hawaii went on to win the Miss America contest

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