Misplace Mis*place", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misplaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misplacing}.] 1. To put in a wrong place; to set or place on an improper or unworthy object; as, he misplaced his confidence. [1913 Webster]

2. To place in a location that one does not recall; to mislay; to lose. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • misplace — misplace, mislay both mean to put in the wrong place and both in their basic use imply that the thing in question is as unavailable as if lost though firmly believed to be still in one s possession. Misplace basically implies a putting of a thing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • misplace — index dislocate, disorganize, disorient, lose (be deprived of) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misplace — (v.) 1550s, to assign a wrong position to; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + PLACE (Cf. place) (v.). Of affections, confidence, etc., to give to a wrong object, it is recorded from 1630s. Related: Misplaced; misplacing …   Etymology dictionary

  • misplace — [v] lose; be unable to find be unable to lay hands on*, confuse, disarrange, dishevel, disorder, disorganize, displace, disturb, forget whereabouts of, lose track of, misfile, mislay, miss, mix, muss, place unwisely, place wrongly, put in wrong… …   New thesaurus

  • misplace — ► VERB ▪ put in the wrong place …   English terms dictionary

  • misplace — [mis plās′] vt. misplaced, misplacing 1. to put in a wrong place 2. to bestow (one s trust, affection, etc.) on an unsuitable or undeserving object 3. MISLAY misplacement n …   English World dictionary

  • misplace — UK [ˌmɪsˈpleɪs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms misplace : present tense I/you/we/they misplace he/she/it misplaces present participle misplacing past tense misplaced past participle misplaced to put something in the wrong place and lose it,… …   English dictionary

  • misplace — transitive verb Date: 1555 1. a. to put in a wrong or inappropriate place < misplace a comma > b. mislay < misplaced the keys > 2. to set on a wrong object or eventuality < his trust had been misplaced > • misplacement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misplace — misplacement, n. /mis plays /, v.t., misplaced, misplacing. 1. to put in a wrong place. 2. to put in a place afterward forgotten; lose; mislay. 3. to place or bestow improperly, unsuitably, or unwisely: to misplace one s trust. [1545 55; MIS 1 +… …   Universalium

  • misplace — See displace. See displace, misplace …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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