verb (used with object), mis·laid, mis·lay·ing.
Words nearby mislay
Origin of mislay
OTHER WORDS FROM mislaymis·lay·er, noun
Examples from the Web for mislaid
All of the court records of that important pretrial hearing disappeared or were mislaid.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kate got a fright when she thought she'd mislaid a family engagement ring that Prince William gave her in 2010.
Jewdwine remembered that there was no record, no proper catalogue, or if there ever had been, it had been mislaid or lost.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
It happened to be mislaid; and while he was seeking it, Captain Locker came on deck.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson|Robert Southey
My grandfather seems to have mislaid or lost most of his assets before he died.The House of a Thousand Candles|Meredith Nicholson
He had felt like that once before, when he had bought a bottle of spirits for the night, but mislaid it.Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
When I recovered, and asked for letters, they told me that during my illness some had arrived, and had been lost or mislaid.Dangerous Ground|Lawrence L. Lynch