- 1to fail to hit, reach, or catch something that was aimed at, thrown, or dropped
- 2to not go to or be present at an event, place, or meeting that you were expected to go to
- 3to feel sad because you are not with someone or do not have something anymore
Using miss: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "miss" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She missed the target with her arrow.
I missed the bus this morning and had to walk to work.
He misses his family back home.
miss Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with miss
Don't miss out on the chance to see the new exhibit at the museum.
I missed the boat on investing in that company, and now it's worth millions.
I think you're missing the point of my argument.
Origins of miss
from Old English 'missan', meaning 'fail to hit'
Summary: miss in Brief
The verb 'miss' [mɪs] has several meanings, including failing to hit or catch something, not attending an event or place, and feeling sad because you are not with someone or do not have something anymore. It can be used in phrases like 'miss out on something,' meaning to not have the opportunity to do or experience something, and 'miss the boat,' meaning to miss an opportunity. 'Miss' is a formal term for failing to hit or not attending, while 'blow it' and 'flake out' are informal terms for the same.