verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of miss1
Related formsmiss·a·ble, adjectiveun·miss·a·ble, adjectiveun·missed, adjective
Definition for misses (2 of 3)
Origin of missis
Definition for misses (3 of 3)
noun, plural miss·es.
- a range of sizes, chiefly from 6 to 20, for garments that fit women of average height and build.
- the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.
- a garment in this size range.
Origin of miss2
Examples from the Web for misses
Say sometime in 2017, President Clinton misses getting some progressive bill passed in the Senate by two votes.
His supporters hosted a men-only fundraiser with this admonition on the invitation: “Tell the misses not to wait up.”The Republican War on Women Continues, Just More Quietly|Eleanor Clift|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond its ahistorical bent, it also misses two other issues.
One gets the feeling that Mitchum misses not only the spontaneity but the fun his generation had.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He often misses my facial cues betraying shock, concern, or disappointment with the things he says.
Father's about the same as usual; he misses the garden now the snow has come.
He misses yon tall tree, which suggests such strength, such enduring majesty.
Those bow-guns of yours will stop every shot that misses it; an the upper bridge will come down on you in three minutes.A Fleet in Being|Rudyard Kipling
The music is usually fine, but one misses the beautiful flowers which adorn our home altars.
But he learns from his misses as well as from his hits, and he progresses.Happiness and Marriage|Elizabeth (Jones) Towne
British Dictionary definitions for misses (1 of 4)
Derived Formsmissable, adjective
Word Origin for miss
British Dictionary definitions for misses (2 of 4)
Word Origin for miss
British Dictionary definitions for misses (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for misses (4 of 4)
Word Origin for Miss
Idioms and Phrases with misses
In addition to the idioms beginning with miss
- miss a beat
- miss by a mile
- miss fire
- miss is as good as a mile, a
- miss much
- miss out on
- miss the boat
- miss the point
- heart misses a beat
- hit or miss
- near miss
- not miss a trick