Nearby words

  1. misreport,
  2. misrepresent,
  3. misrepresentation,
  4. misrule,
  5. misrun,
  6. miss a beat,
  7. miss by a mile,
  8. miss fire,
  9. miss is as good as a mile, a,
  10. miss julie

Idioms

    miss fire. fire(def 52).

Origin of miss

1
before 900; Middle English missen, Old English missan; cognate with Old Frisian missa, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old High German missen, Old Norse missa to fail to hit or reach

Related formsmiss·a·ble, adjectiveun·miss·a·ble, adjectiveun·missed, adjective

Can be confusedmidst missed mist

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British Dictionary definitions for unmissable

unmissable

adjective

(of a film, television programme, etc) so good that it should not be missed

miss

1

verb

to fail to reach, hit, meet, find, or attain (some specified or implied aim, goal, target, etc)
(tr) to fail to attend or be present forto miss a train; to miss an appointment
(tr) to fail to see, hear, understand, or perceiveto miss a point
(tr) to lose, overlook, or fail to take advantage ofto miss an opportunity
(tr) to leave out; omitto miss an entry in a list
(tr) to discover or regret the loss or absence ofhe missed his watch; she missed him
(tr) to escape or avoid (something, esp a danger), usually narrowlyhe missed death by inches
miss the boat or miss the bus to lose an opportunity

noun

a failure to reach, hit, meet, find, etc
give something a miss informal to avoid (something)give the lecture a miss; give the pudding a miss
See also miss out

Derived Formsmissable, adjective

Word Origin for miss

Old English missan (meaning: to fail to hit); related to Old High German missan, Old Norse missa

miss

2

noun

informal an unmarried woman or girl, esp a schoolgirl

Word Origin for miss

C17: shortened form of mistress

Miss

noun

a title of an unmarried woman or girl, usually used before the surname or sometimes alone in direct address

Word Origin for Miss

C17: shortened from mistress

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Word Origin and History for unmissable
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Idioms and Phrases with unmissable

miss

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

also see:

  • heart misses a beat
  • hit or miss
  • near miss
  • not miss a trick
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