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English noun: miss

1. miss (person) a young woman

SamplesA young lady of 18.

Synonymsfille, girl, missy, young lady, young woman

Broader (hypernym)adult female, woman

Narrower (hyponym)babe, baby, belle, bimbo, bird, chachka, chick, chit, colleen, dame, doll, flapper, gal, gamine, Gibson girl, hoyden, jeune fille, lass, lassie, maid, maiden, May queen, mill-girl, party girl, peri, queen of the May, ring girl, romp, rosebud, sex bomb, sex kitten, sexpot, shop girl, sister, skirt, soubrette, sweater girl, tchotchke, tchotchkeleh, tomboy, tsatske, tshatshke, valley girl, wench, working girl, young girl

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


Broader (hypernym)failure

3. Miss (communication) a form of address for an unmarried woman

Broader (hypernym)form of address, title, title of respect

English verb: miss

1. miss (perception) fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind

SamplesI missed that remark.
She missed his point.
We lost part of what he said.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)overlook

2. miss (emotion) feel or suffer from the lack of

SamplesHe misses his mother.

ExamplesThey miss moving

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)desire, want

Narrower (hyponym)regret

Entailregret, repent, rue

3. miss (stative) fail to attend an event or activity

SamplesI missed the concert.
He missed school for a week.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fail, neglect

Narrower (hyponym)cut, skip

Antonymsattend, go to

4. miss (cognition) leave undone or leave out

SamplesHow could I miss that typo?.
The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten.

Synonymsdrop, leave out, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)forget, jump, pass over, skip, skip over

Antonymsattend to, take to heart

5. miss (motion) fail to reach or get to

SamplesShe missed her train.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

Entailgo, locomote, move, travel

6. miss (stative) be without

SamplesThis soup lacks salt.
There is something missing in my jewelry box!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)exclude, want

Antonymsfeature, have

7. miss (contact) fail to reach

SamplesThe arrow missed the target.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)overshoot, undershoot

Antonymscollide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike

8. miss (stative) be absent

SamplesThe child had been missing for a week.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

9. miss (communication) fail to experience

SamplesFortunately, I missed the hurricane.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)avoid

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