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  3  definitions  found 
  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-}, 
  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. 
  {To  miss  stays}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Stay}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Missing  \Miss"ing\,  a.  [From  {Miss},  v.  i.] 
  Absent  from  the  place  where  it  was  expected  to  be  found 
  lost;  wanting;  not  present  when  called  or  looked  for 
  Neither  was  there  aught  missing  unto  them  --1  Sam. 
  xxv.  7. 
  For  a  time  caught  up  to  God,  as  once  Moses  was  in  the 
  mount,  and  missing  long.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  not  existing;  "innovation  has  been  sadly  lacking"; 
  "character  development  is  missing  from  the  book"  [syn: 
  {lacking(p)},  {nonexistent},  {wanting(a)}] 
  2:  not  able  to  be  found  "missing  in  action";  "a  missing 

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