To fail to reach or attain; come short of, or go aside or deviate from, as what is aimed at, expected, or desired; fail to hit, catch, or grasp: as, to miss the mark.To fail or come short of, as from lack of capacity or opportunity; fail to be, find, attain to, or accomplish (what one might or should have been, found, attained to, or accomplished): as, he just missed being a poet; you have missed your true vocation.To fail to find, get, or keep; come short of having or receiving; fail to obtain or enjoy: as, to miss the way or one's footing; to miss a meal or an appointment.To become aware of the loss or absence of; find to be lacking; note or deplore the absence of; feel the want or need of: as, to miss one's watch or purse; to miss the comforts of home; to miss the prattle of a child.To fail to note, perceive, or observe; overlook or disregard: as, to miss the best points of a play.To escape; succeed in avoiding.To omit; leave out; skip, as a word in reciting or a note in singing.To do without; dispense with; spare.To lack; be deprived of.To fail of success or effect; miscarry; fail to hit the mark, as in shooting, playing certain games, etc.To fall short; fail in observation or attainment: with of or in.To go astray; go wrong; slip; fall.n. A failure to find, reach, catch, hit, grasp, obtain, or attain; want of success.n. Error; fault; misdeed; wrong-doing; sin.n. Hurt or harm from mistake or accident.n. Loss; want; hence, a feeling of loss.n. Specifically, in printing, a failure on the part of the person feeding the blank sheets to a press to supply a sheet at the right moment for impression.n. In the game of loo, an extra hand dealt out, for which the players in turn have the option of exchanging their own.Wrongly; badly; amiss.n. Mistress: a reduced form of this title, which, so reduced, came to be regarded, when prefixed to the name of a young woman or girl, as a sort of diminutive, and was especially applied to young girls (corresponding to master as applied to young boys), older unmarried girls or women being styled mistress even in the lifetime of the mother; later, and in present use, a title prefixed to the name of any unmarried woman or girl.n. A young unmarried woman; a girl, in this sense chiefly colloquial; in trade use it has reference to sizes, etc.: as, ladies', misses', and children's shoes.n. A mistress (of a household). [Southern U. S., in negro use.] [In this use a direct abbr. of mistress in the same sense—a slang use, independent of the above.] A kept mistress.n. An abbreviationn. of Mississippi;n. of mission, missionary.