(noun, verb)


1. a young female

Similar word(s): fille, girl, missy

Definition categories: person, woman

2. a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)

Similar word(s): misfire

Definition categories: event, failure

3. a form of address for an unmarried woman

Definition categories: communication, title

Sentences with miss as a noun:

- I think I’ll give the meeting a miss.

- You may sit here, miss.

- You may sit here, Miss Jones.


1. fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind

- I missed that remark

- She missed his point

Similar word(s): lose

Definition categories: perception

2. feel or suffer from the lack of

- He misses his mother

Definition categories: emotion, desire, want

3. fail to attend an event or activity

- I missed the concert

- He missed school for a week

Definition categories: stative, fail, neglect

4. leave undone or leave out

- How could I miss that typo?

- The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Similar word(s): drop, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit

Definition categories: cognition

5. fail to reach or get to

- She missed her train

Definition categories: motion, fail, miscarry

6. be without

- There is something missing in my jewelry box!

Similar word(s): lack

Definition categories: stative

7. fail to reach

- The arrow missed the target

Definition categories: contact

8. be absent

- The child had been missing for a week

Definition categories: stative

9. fail to experience

- Fortunately, I missed the hurricane

Similar word(s): escape

Definition categories: communication, avoid

Sentences with miss as a verb:

- I missed the target.

- I tried to kick the ball, but missed.

- to miss an opportunity

- I miss you! Come home soon!

- miss the joke

- Joe missed the meeting this morning.

- I missed the plane!