Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To put into a wrong place.
  • transitive verb To mislay.
  • transitive verb To bestow (confidence, for example) on an improper, unsuitable, or unworthy person or idea.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To place wrongly; put in the wrong place; locate improperly or unsuitably: as, to misplace a book: misplaced confidence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To put in a wrong place; to set or place on an improper or unworthy object.
  • transitive verb To place in a location that one does not recall; to mislay; to lose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To put something somewhere and then forget its location; to mislay
  • verb figuratively To apply one's talents inappropriately.
  • verb To put something in the wrong location.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb place (something) where one cannot find it again
  • verb place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

mis- +‎ place

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