Definition for mis (2 of 4)

mi

[ mee ]
/ mi /

noun Music.

the syllable used for the third tone of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone E.Compare sol-fa(def 1).

Origin of mi

First recorded in 1520–30; see origin at gamut

Definition for mis (3 of 4)

mis-

1

a prefix applied to various parts of speech, meaning “ill,” “mistaken,” “wrong,” “wrongly,” “incorrectly,” or simply negating: mistrial; misprint; mistrust.

Origin of mis-

1
Middle English; Old English mis(se)-; cognate with German miss-, Gothic missa- (see miss1;); often replacing Middle English mes- < Old French < West Germanic *mis(s)-

Definition for mis (4 of 4)

mis-

2

variant of miso- before some vowels: misanthrope.

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British Dictionary definitions for mis (1 of 4)

MI

abbreviation for

Michigan
Military Intelligence

British Dictionary definitions for mis (2 of 4)

mis-

1

prefix

wrong, bad, or erroneous; wrongly, badly, or erroneouslymisunderstanding; misfortune; misspelling; mistreat; mislead
lack of; notmistrust

Word Origin for mis-

Old English mis (se) -; related to Middle English mes-, from Old French mes-; compare Old High German missa-, Old Norse mis-

British Dictionary definitions for mis (3 of 4)

mis-

2

prefix

a variant of miso-

British Dictionary definitions for mis (4 of 4)

mi

me

/ (miː) /

noun

music (in tonic sol-fa) the third degree of any major scale; mediant

Word Origin for mi

C16: see gamut
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Medicine definitions for mis

MI

abbr.

myocardial infarction
mitral insufficiency

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Science definitions for mis

mi

Abbreviation of mile

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