from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To understand incorrectly; misinterpret.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To understand incorrectly, while thinking to have understood correctly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To misconceive; to mistake; to miscomprehend; to take in a wrong sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To understand amiss; attach a false meaning to; take in a wrong sense; misconceive; interpret or explain to one's self erroneously.
- To fail to understand (a person with reference to his words or actions): as, I misunderstood you.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. interpret in the wrong way
mis- + understand (Wiktionary)