3. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want. Shak.
Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him.1 Sam. xxv. 15,
What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss.Milton. To miss stays. (Naut.) See under Stay.
(Miss) v. i.
1. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
Men observe when things hit, and not when they miss.Bacon.
Flying bullets now,Waller.
To execute his rage, appear too slow;
They miss, or sweep but common souls away.
2. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; with of.
Upon the least reflection, we can not miss of them.Atterbury.
3. To go wrong; to err. [Obs.]
Amongst the angels, a whole legionSpenser.
Of wicked sprites did fall from happy bliss;
What wonder then if one,
of women all, did miss?
4. To be absent, deficient, or wanting. [Obs.] See Missing, a.
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.Shak.
1. The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
2. Loss; want; felt absence. [Obs.]
There will be no great miss of those which are lost.Locke.
3. Mistake; error; fault. Shak.
He did without any great miss in the hardest points of grammar.Ascham.
4. Harm from mistake. [Obs.] Spenser.
(||Mis"sa) n.; pl. Missæ [LL. See 1st Mass.] (R.C.Ch.) The service or sacrifice of the Mass.
(Mis"sal) n. [LL. missale, liber missalis, from missa mass: cf. F. missel. See 1st Mass.] The
book containing the service of the Mass for the entire year; a Mass book.
(Mis"sal), a. Of or pertaining to the Mass, or to a missal or Mass book. Bp. Hall.
(Mis*say") v. t.
1. To say wrongly.
2. To speak evil of; to slander. [Obs.]
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