To take (an act, thing) amiss, to impute a wrong motive to (an act or thing); to take offense at; to take unkindly; as, you must not take these questions amiss.

(A*miss") a. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. [Used only in the predicate.] Dryden.

His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.

(A*miss"), n. A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.]

Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.

(A*mis`si*bil"i*ty) [Cf. F. amissibilité. See Amit.] The quality of being amissible; possibility of being lost. [R.]

Notions of popular rights and the amissibility of sovereign power for misconduct were alternately broached by the two great religious parties of Europe.

(A*mis"si*ble) a. [L. amissibilis: cf. F. amissible.] Liable to be lost. [R.]

(A*mis"sion) n. [L. amissio: cf. F. amission.] Deprivation; loss. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(A*mit") v. t. [L. amittere, amissum, to lose; a (ab) + mittere to send. See Missile.] To lose. [Obs.]

A lodestone fired doth presently amit its proper virtue.
Sir T. Browne.

(Am"i*ty) n.; pl. Amities [F. amitié, OF. amistié, amisté, fr. an assumed LL. amisitas, fr. L. amicus friendly, from amare to love. See Amiable.] Friendship, in a general sense, between individuals, societies, or nations; friendly relations; good understanding; as, a treaty of amity and commerce; the amity of the Whigs and Tories.

To live on terms of amity with vice.

Syn. — Harmony; friendliness; friendship; affection; good will; peace.

(||Am"ma) n. [LL. amma, prob. of interjectional or imitative origin: cf. Sp. ama, G. amme, nurse, Basque ama mother, Heb. m, Ar. immun, ummun.] An abbes or spiritual mother.

(Am"me*ter) n. (Physics) A contraction of amperometer or ampèremeter.

(Am"mi*ral) n. An obsolete form of admiral. "The mast of some great ammiral." Milton.

(Am"mite) n. [Gr. 'ammi`ths, 'ammi`tis, sandstone, fr. 'a`mmos or "a`mmos sand.] (Geol.) Oölite or roestone; — written also hammite. [Obs.]

(Am"mo*dyte) n. [L. ammodytes, Gr. sand burrower, a kind of serpent; 'a`mmos sand + diver, to dive.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of a genus of fishes; the sand eel. (b) A kind of viper in southern Europe. [Obs.]

(A*miss") adv. [Pref. a- + miss.] Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.

What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?

Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss.
James iv. 3.

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