from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrong; amiss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of miss.
  • A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning ‘wrong,’ ‘bad,’ ‘erroneous,’ or, taken adverbially, ‘wrongly,’ ‘badly,’ ‘erroneously,’ prefixed to nouns. as in misdeed, misfortune, misinform, etc., and verbs, misdo, miscarry, misguide, misrule, etc., including participles, as mistaking, misbelieving, etc., mistaken, misspent, etc.
  • A prefix of Latin origin, meaning literally ‘minus,’ ‘less,’ and hence used in Romance, etc., as a depreciative or negative prefix, as in misadventure, mischance, mischief, miscount, miscreant, misnomer, etc.
  • An abbreviation of Missouri.


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