Miss
Miss Miss (m[i^]s), n.; pl. {Misses} (m[i^]s"s[e^]z). [Contr. fr. mistress.] 1. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See {Mistress}, 5. [1913 Webster]

Note: There is diversity of usage in the application of this title to two or more persons of the same name. We may write either the Miss Browns or the Misses Brown. [1913 Webster]

2. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen. [1913 Webster]

Gay vanity, with smiles and kisses, Was busy 'mongst the maids and misses. --Cawthorn. [1913 Webster]

3. A kept mistress. See {Mistress}, 4. [Obs.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

4. (Card Playing) In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player. [1913 Webster]


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  • Miss — Miss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Missed} (m[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Missing}.] [AS. missan; akin to D. & G. missen, OHG. missan, Icel. missa, Sw. mista, Dan. miste. [root]100. See {Mis }, pref.] 1. To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miss — Ⅰ. miss [1] ► VERB 1) fail to hit, reach, or come into contact with. 2) be too late for. 3) fail to notice, hear, or understand. 4) fail to be present. 5) avoid. 6) (mi …   English terms dictionary

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