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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [mis]
    • /mɪs/
    • /mɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mis]
    • /mɪs/

Definitions of missed word

  • verb with object missed to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target. 1
  • verb with object missed to fail to encounter, meet, catch, etc.: to miss a train. 1
  • verb with object missed to fail to take advantage of: to miss a chance. 1
  • verb with object missed to fail to be present at or for: to miss a day of school. 1
  • verb with object missed to notice the absence or loss of: When did you first miss your wallet? 1
  • verb with object missed to regret the absence or loss of: I miss you all dreadfully. 1

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Origin of missed

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English missen, Old English missan; cognate with Old Frisian missa, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Old High German missen, Old Norse missa to fail to hit or reach

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Parts of speech for Missed


missed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

missed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for missed

adj missed

  • misplaced — to put in a wrong place.
  • gone — past participle of go1 .
  • lost — no longer possessed or retained: lost friends.
  • moved — to pass from one place or position to another.
  • forgotten — a past participle of forget.

adjective missed

  • wasted — not used or in use: waste energy; waste talents.
  • misused — wrong or improper use; misapplication.
  • unexploited — to utilize, especially for profit; turn to practical account: to exploit a business opportunity.
  • unused — not used; not put to use: an unused room.
  • craved — Simple past tense and past participle of crave.

Antonyms for missed

adj missed

  • located — to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate the bullet wound.
  • remembered — to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again: I'll try to remember the exact date.
  • hated — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • found — simple past tense and past participle of find.
  • unwanted — not desired or needed; not wanted: My absence generated some unwanted attention.

adjective missed

  • existing — In existence or operation at the time under consideration; current.
  • disliked — Simple past tense and past participle of dislike.

verb with object missed

  • sed — smoke-emitting diode

Top questions with missed

  • what happens if you missed jury duty?

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