Misplacing
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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • misplacing — mɪs pleɪs v. put in the wrong place, place accidentally; lose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misplacing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mau Mau Uprising — Mau Mau redirects here. For other uses, see Mau Mau (disambiguation). Mau Mau Uprising Date 1952–1960 Location Colony of Kenya Result British military victory …   Wikipedia

  • duh — 1. (Duh) (1348↑, 203↓) Duh means No shit sherlock and/or Thank you captain obvious Him: I m 18 Me: DUH! Author: Matt http://duh.urbanup.com/722453 2. (Duh) (867↑, 124↓) means Of course you idiot Did you know he was ga …   Urban English dictionary

  • 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

  • Anachronism — An*ach ro*nism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to refer to a wrong time, to confound times; ? + ? time: cf. F. anachronisme.] A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in chronology by which events are misplaced in regard to each other, esp. one by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misplaced — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misplacement — Mis*place ment, n. The act of misplacing, or the state of being misplaced. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anachronism — noun Etymology: probably from Middle Greek anachronismos, from anachronizesthai to be an anachronism, from Late Greek anachronizein to be late, from Greek ana + chronos time Date: 1617 1. an error in chronology; especially a chronological… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”