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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miss  \Miss\,  n.;  pl  {Misses}.  [Contr.  fr  mistress.] 
  1.  A  title  of  courtesy  prefixed  to  the  name  of  a  girl  or  a 
  woman  who  has  not  been  married.  See  {Mistress},  5. 
 
  Note:  There  is  diversity  of  usage  in  the  application  of  this 
  title  to  two  or  more  persons  of  the  same  name  We  may 
  write  either  the  Miss  Browns  or  the  Misses  Brown. 
 
  2.  A  young  unmarried  woman  or  a  girl;  as  she  is  a  miss  of 
  sixteen. 
 
  Gay  vanity,  with  smiles  and  kisses,  Was  busy  'mongst 
  the  maids  and  misses.  --Cawthorn. 
 
  3.  A  kept  mistress.  See  {Mistress},  4.  [Obs.]  --Evelyn. 
 
  4.  (Card  Playing)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miss  \Miss\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Missed};  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 
 
  When  a  man  misses  his  great  end  happiness,  he  will 
  acknowledge  he  judged  not  right  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  omit;  to  fail  to  have  or  to  do  to  get  without  to 
  dispense  with  --  now  seldom  applied  to  persons. 
 
  She  would  never  miss,  one  day  A  walk  so  fine,  a 
  sight  so  gay.  --Prior. 
 
  We  cannot  miss  him  he  does  make  our  fire,  Fetch  in 
  our  wood.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  discover  the  absence  or  omission  of  to  feel  the  want 
  of  to  mourn  the  loss  of  to  want  --Shak. 
 
  Neither  missed  we  anything  .  .  .  Nothing  was  missed 
  of  all  that  pertained  unto  him  --1  Sam.  xxv. 
  15,  21. 
 
  What  by  me  thou  hast  lost,  thou  least  shalt  miss. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {To  miss  stays}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Stay}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miss  \Miss\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  fail  to  hit;  to  fly  wide;  to  deviate  from  the  true 
  direction. 
 
  Men  observe  when  things  hit,  and  not  when  they  miss. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Flying  bullets  now  To  execute  his  rage,  appear  too 
  slow;  They  miss,  or  sweep  but  common  souls  away 
  --Waller. 
 
  2.  To  fail  to  obtain,  learn,  or  find  --  with  of 
 
  Upon  the  least  reflection,  we  can  not  miss  of  them 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  3.  To  go  wrong  to  err.  [Obs.] 
 
  Amongst  the  angels,  a  whole  legion  Of  wicked  sprites 
  did  fall  from  happy  bliss;  What  wonder  then  if  one 
  of  women  all  did  miss?  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  be  absent,  deficient,  or  wanting.  [Obs.]  See  {Missing}, 
  a. 
 
  What  here  shall  miss,  our  toil  shall  strive  to  mend. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miss  \Miss\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  missing;  failure  to  hit,  reach,  find  obtain, 
  etc 
 
  2.  Loss  want  felt  absence.  [Obs.] 
 
  There  will  be  no  great  miss  of  those  which  are  lost. 
  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Mistake;  error;  fault.  --Shak. 
 
  He  did  without  any  great  miss  in  the  hardest  points 
  of  grammar.  --Ascham. 
 
  4.  Harm  from  mistake.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  miss 
  n  1:  a  young  woman;  "a  young  lady  of  18"  [syn:  {girl},  {missy},  {young 
  lady},  {young  woman},  {fille}] 
  2:  a  failure  to  hit  (or  meet  or  find  etc)  [syn:  {missfire}] 
  v  1:  fail  to  perceive  or  to  catch  with  the  senses  or  the  mind;  "I 
  missed  that  remark";  "She  missed  his  point";  "We  lost 
  part  of  what  he  said"  [syn:  {lose}] 
  2:  feel  or  suffer  from  the  lack  of:  "He  misses  his  mother" 
  3:  fail  to  attend  an  event  or  activity:  "I  missed  the  concert"; 
  "He  missed  school  for  a  week"  [ant:  {attend}] 
  4:  leave  undone  or  leave  out  "How  could  I  miss  that  typo?"; 
  "The  workers  on  the  conveyor  belt  miss  one  out  of  ten" 
  [syn:  {neglect},  {omit},  {drop},  {leave  out},  {overlook}, 
  {overleap}]  [ant:  {attend  to}] 
  5:  fail  to  reach  or  get  to:  "She  missed  her  train" 
  6:  be  without  "This  soup  lacks  salt";  "There  is  something 
  missing  in  my  jewellery  box!"  [syn:  {lack}]  [ant:  {have}] 
  7:  fail  to  reach;  "The  arrow  missed  the  target"  [ant:  {hit}] 
  8:  fail  to  hit  the  intended  target  [ant:  {hit}] 
  9:  be  absent;  "The  child  had  been  missing  for  a  week" 
  10:  fail  to  experience;  "Fortunately,  I  missed  the  hurricane" 
  [syn:  {escape}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  MISS 
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  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  MISS,  n.  The  title  with  which  we  brand  unmarried  women  to  indicate 
  that  they  are  in  the  market.  Miss,  Missis  (Mrs.)  and  Mister  (Mr.)  are 
  the  three  most  distinctly  disagreeable  words  in  the  language,  in  sound 
  and  sense  Two  are  corruptions  of  Mistress,  the  other  of  Master.  In 
  the  general  abolition  of  social  titles  in  this  our  country  they 
  miraculously  escaped  to  plague  us  If  we  must  have  them  let  us  be 
  consistent  and  give  one  to  the  unmarried  man.  I  venture  to  suggest 
  Mush,  abbreviated  to  Mh 
 
 




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