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The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
Jacob Bronowski

Meaning of "miss" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MISS

Old English missan (meaning: to fail to hit); related to Old High German missan, Old Norse missa.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MISS

miss  [mɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MISS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Miss is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb miss in English.

WHAT DOES MISS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Miss

Miss is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman. Originating in the 17th century, it is a contraction of mistress, which was used for all women. A period is not used to signify the contraction. Its counterparts are Mrs., usually used only for married women, and Ms., which can be used for married or unmarried women. The plural Misses may be used, such as in The Misses Doe. The traditional French "Mesdemoiselles" may also be used as the plural in English language conversation or correspondence.

Definition of miss in the English dictionary

The first definition of miss in the dictionary is to fail to reach, hit, meet, find, or attain. Other definition of miss is to fail to attend or be present for. Miss is also to fail to see, hear, understand, or perceive.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MISS

PRESENT

Present
I miss
you miss
he/she/it misses
we miss
you miss
they miss
Present continuous
I am missing
you are missing
he/she/it is missing
we are missing
you are missing
they are missing
Present perfect
I have missed
you have missed
he/she/it has missed
we have missed
you have missed
they have missed
Present perfect continuous
I have been missing
you have been missing
he/she/it has been missing
we have been missing
you have been missing
they have been missing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I missed
you missed
he/she/it missed
we missed
you missed
they missed
Past continuous
I was missing
you were missing
he/she/it was missing
we were missing
you were missing
they were missing
Past perfect
I had missed
you had missed
he/she/it had missed
we had missed
you had missed
they had missed
Past perfect continuous
I had been missing
you had been missing
he/she/it had been missing
we had been missing
you had been missing
they had been missing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will miss
you will miss
he/she/it will miss
we will miss
you will miss
they will miss
Future continuous
I will be missing
you will be missing
he/she/it will be missing
we will be missing
you will be missing
they will be missing
Future perfect
I will have missed
you will have missed
he/she/it will have missed
we will have missed
you will have missed
they will have missed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been missing
you will have been missing
he/she/it will have been missing
we will have been missing
you will have been missing
they will have been missing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would miss
you would miss
he/she/it would miss
we would miss
you would miss
they would miss
Conditional continuous
I would be missing
you would be missing
he/she/it would be missing
we would be missing
you would be missing
they would be missing
Conditional perfect
I would have miss
you would have miss
he/she/it would have miss
we would have miss
you would have miss
they would have miss
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been missing
you would have been missing
he/she/it would have been missing
we would have been missing
you would have been missing
they would have been missing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you miss
we let´s miss
you miss
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to miss
Past participle
missed
Present Participle
missing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MISS

misrule
miss out
miss stays
miss the boat
miss the bus
miss the cut
Miss World
Miss.
missable
missal
missay
missee
misseem
missel thrush
missend
missense
misset
misshape
misshapen
misshapenly

WORDS THAT END LIKE MISS

Aldiss
amiss
bliss
deep kiss
dismiss
diss
edelweiss
French kiss
hiss
hit and miss
hit-and-miss
hit or miss
junior miss
kiss
on the piss
piece of piss
piss
remiss
Riss
Swiss

Synonyms and antonyms of miss in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MISS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «miss» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of miss

Translation of «miss» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MISS

Find out the translation of miss to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of miss from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «miss» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

未击中
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

errar
570 millions of speakers

English

miss
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मिस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَفْتَقِدُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пропустить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perder
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হারানো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

manquer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terlepas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verfehlen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

見逃す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(겨냥한 것을) 놓치다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Miss
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bỏ lỡ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mancare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chybić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пропускати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a rata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χάνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sakna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

savne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of miss

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MISS»

The term «miss» is very widely used and occupies the 1.374 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MISS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «miss» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «miss» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about miss

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MISS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word miss.
1
Yolanda Adams
I was brought up by great parents and great grandparents who told me, 'Never, ever think that you're better than anyone else or that what you do is so important that the world won't miss you once you're gone,' and I kind of translate that into the stardom thing.
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Roger Ailes
Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there's something bigger than us. I don't think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I'm at peace. When it comes, I'll be fine, calm. I'll miss life, though. Especially my family.
3
Paul Thomas Anderson
I don't miss scenes at all the way that I used to miss them when I was younger making a film. It's actually quite fun to get rid of them now.
4
Saint Augustine
I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
5
Traian Basescu
I assure you I will not miss the chance to show you that you were right when you voted for me.
6
Julie Benz
I would love to re-visit Darla. I miss her. I really do.
7
Justin Berfield
L.A. can be intense, but the second you get over the hill into Calabasas, your stress level immediately drops because it's so peaceful and safe. Sometimes I really miss it.
8
Danny Bonaduce
I'm really going to miss me.
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Jacob Bronowski
The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
10
Catherine Crier
I loved being a judge, and sometimes I miss the power of the gavel, but this is a lot more fun.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MISS»

Discover the use of miss in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to miss and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
Told in first person, Annie Sullivan’s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.
Sarah Miller, 2009
2
Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust
Two classic novels are included in a single volume, first, Miss Lonelyhearts, about a newspaper reporter seeking to avoid writing an agony column, with only his cynical editor Shrike in the way, the second, The Day of the Locust, about Tod ...
Nathanael West, 2009
3
Lily and Miss Liberty
A little girl makes crowns and sells them to help raise money for the pedestal needed for mounting France's gift of the Statue of Liberty to this country.
Carla Stevens, 1992
4
Miss Julie and Other Plays
The five plays translated here are those on which Strindberg's international reputation as a dramatist principally rests and this edition embraces his crucial transition from Naturalism to Modernism, from his two finest achievements as a ...
Johan August Strindberg, Michael Robinson, 1998
5
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian ...
Ransom Riggs, 2011
6
Miss Nelson is Missing!
The arrival of a strict substitute convinces Miss Nelson's students that they must get their teacher back.
Harry Allard, 1977
7
Miss Mapp
Miss Mapp thereupon began to smile and hum a tune. Then the smile widened and the tune stopped. "Yes, Withers?" she said. "Were you looking for me?" "Yes, Miss," said Withers. "Miss Poppit has just rung you up—" Miss Mapp looked much  ...
E. F. Benson, 2011
8
Miss New India
By the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of India: In Word and Image. 25,000 first printing.
Bharati Mukherjee, 2011
9
Miss Temptation
"Miss Temptation (Susanna) is beautiful, exciting and every man's dream.
Kurt Vonnegut, 1993
10
Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute
Bua speaks of the loneliness and desperation that results from working in the loveless sex industry, finally dispelling misconceptions held by many, and divulging secrets, tricks of her trade and everything else that goes on behind closed ...
Bua Boonmee, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MISS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term miss is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Russian football's 'Miss Charming' contest winner deposed in neo …
Russian football's 'Miss Charming' contest winner deposed in neo-Nazi ... “Miss Charming”, had posted neo-Nazi messages on social media. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Mike Hilton has star power in Ole Miss' secondary
Former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt originally recruited Hilton out of the Peach State. Freeze made the 330-mile trek from Oxford to Tyrone to ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
3
Youngsters dazzle at Boone County Fair's Little Mister and Miss
Devin Weaver, 5, introduces himself to the crowd and the judges at the Little Mister and Miss Boone County contest during the Boone County ... «Columbia Missourian, Jul 15»
4
Ole Miss sports leads supply drive after Batesville school fire
After a fire destroyed the kindergarten building at Batesville Elementary School two weeks ago, the Ole Miss athletic department is stepping up ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jul 15»
5
Report: NCAA to charge former Vols coach Donnie Tyndall …
The lengthy NCAA investigation into former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall and the Southern Miss program he departed to briefly ... «Knoxville News Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Oklahoma State DT Vili Leveni to miss 2015 season
Vili Leveni, a redshirt sophomore defensive tackle, will miss the season after having Achilles surgery, Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy said at ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
7
Hey, Miss Piggy ... Call Me!
Count Rihanna among the fans of Miss Piggy's cover of "Bitch Better Have My Money" ... she's even open to working with everyone's favorite ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
8
Apple IPhone Shipments, Revenue Forecast Miss Estimates
Apple Inc.'s iPhone shipments for the fiscal third quarter and the company's revenue forecast for the current period missed analysts' projections, ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
9
Ole Miss hires Team USA's Olympic track & field coach
Give credit to the Ole Miss athletic department: all this talk of diversity and progressive thinking is more than lip service. Five days after Hugh ... «Red Cup Rebellion, Jul 15»
10
Miss USA 2015: Olivia Jordan Says Nude Movie Scenes Are 'OK …
Olivia Jordan says that everything is “OK” for Miss Oklahoma now that she has been crowned Miss USA 2015. While Jordan is all set to ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

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