from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put in a place that is afterward forgotten: I have mislaid my hat.
- transitive v. To place or put down incorrectly: They mislaid the linoleum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To leave or lay something in the wrong place and then forget where one put it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source.
- transitive v. To lay in a place not recollected; to misplace; to lose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lay in a wrong or unaccustomed place; put in a place afterward forgotten: as, to mislay a letter or one's gloves.
- To place or set down erroneously; give or assign a wrong location to.
- Preterit of mislie.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place (something) where one cannot find it again
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