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misnomer
/mis noh"meuhr/, n. 1. a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation. 2. an error in naming a person or thing. [1425-75; late ME < AF, n. use of MF mesnomer to misname, ...
misnomered
See misnomer. * * *
misnumber
v. * * *
miso
/mee"soh/; Japn. /mee"saw/, n. Japanese Cookery. a fermented seasoning paste of soybeans, often with rice or barley added, used to flavor soups and sauces. [1720-30; < Japn, ...
miso-
a combining form meaning "hate," with the object of hatred specified by the following element: misogyny. Also, mis-. [ < Gk, comb. form of miseîn to hate, mîsos hatred] * * *
misocainea
/mis'oh kuy"nee euh, -kay"-, muy'soh-/, n. an abnormal aversion to anything new. [ < NL; see MISO-, CAINO-, -IA] * * *
misoccupy
v., misoccupied, misoccupying. * * *
misogamic
See misogamy. * * *
misogamist
See misogamic. * * *
misogamy
—misogamic /mis'euh gam"ik, muy'seuh-/, adj. —misogamist, n. /mi sog"euh mee, muy-/, n. hatred of marriage. [1650-60; MISO- + -GAMY] * * *
misogynic
See misogyny. * * *
misogynism
/mi soj"euh niz'euhm, muy-/, n. misogyny. [1820-30; see MISOGYNY, -ISM] * * *
misogynist
mi·sog·y·nist (mĭ-sŏjʹə-nĭst) n. One who hates women. adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women. * * *
misogynistic
mi·sog·y·nis·tic (mĭ-sŏj'ə-nĭsʹtĭk) also mi·sog·y·nous (-sŏjʹə-nəs) adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women. * * *
misogyny
—misogynic, misogynous, misogynistic, adj. —misogynist, n. /mi soj"euh nee, muy-/, n. hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women. Cf. misandry. [1650-60; < NL misogynia. See ...
misologist
See misology. * * *
misology
—misologist, n. /mi sol"euh jee, muy-/, n. distrust or hatred of reason or reasoning. [1825-35; MISO- + -LOGY] * * *
misoneism
—misoneist, n. —misoneistic, adj. /mis'oh nee"iz euhm, muy'soh-/, n. hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change. [1885-90; < It misoneismo. See MISO-, NEO-, ...
misoneist
See misoneism. * * *
Misool Island
▪ island, Indonesia Indonesian  Pulau Misool        island in the Raja Ampat group in the Ceram Sea, Irian Jaya provinsi (“province”), Indonesia. Misool is ...
misopedia
—misopedist, n. /mis'oh pee"dee euh, muy'soh-/, n. hatred of children, esp. one's own. Also, misopaedia. [ < NL misopaedia; see MISO-, PED-1, -IA] * * *
misoperation
n. * * *
misorder
v. * * *
misorganize
v., misorganized, misorganizing. * * *
misorient
/mis awr"ee ent', -ohr"-/, v.t. to orient wrongly or improperly. [1950-55; MIS- + ORIENT (v.)] * * *
misorientate
—misorientation, n. /mis awr"ee euhn tayt', -en-, -ohr"-/, v.t., misorientated, misorientating. misorient. [1950-55; MIS-1 + ORIENTATE] * * *
misorientation
See misorient. * * *
mispackage
v.t., mispackaged, aging. * * *
mispackaged
adj. * * *
mispacked
adj. * * *
mispage
v.t., mispaged, mispaging. * * *
misparaphrase
v., misparaphrased, misparaphrasing. * * *
misparse
v.t., misparsed, misparsing. * * *
mispatch
v.t. * * *
misperceive
—misperception /mis'peuhr sep"sheuhn/, n. /mis'peuhr seev"/, v.t., misperceived, misperceiving. to understand or perceive incorrectly; misunderstand. [1920-25; MIS-1 + ...
misperception
See misperceive. * * *
misperform
v. * * *
misphrase
v.t., misphrased, misphrasing. * * *
mispick
/mis"pik'/, n. 1. a pick or filling yarn that has failed to interlace with the warp as a result of a mechanical defect in the loom. 2. a defect in a fabric caused by such a pick ...
mispickel
/mis"pik'euhl/, n. Mineral. arsenopyrite. [1675-85; < G Mispickel] * * *
mispicture
v.t., mispictured, mispicturing. * * *
misplace
—misplacement, n. /mis plays"/, v.t., misplaced, misplacing. 1. to put in a wrong place. 2. to put in a place afterward forgotten; lose; mislay. 3. to place or bestow ...
misplaced modifier
Gram. a word, phrase, or clause that seems to refer to or modify an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence, as when young in When young, circuses appeal to all of ...
misplacedmodifier
mis·placed modifier (mĭsʹplāst') n. A modifying clause or phrase placed so awkwardly as to create ambiguity or misunderstanding. For example, in Streaking through the sky, we ...
misplacement
See misplace. * * *
misplan
v., misplanned, misplanning. * * *
misplant
v.t. * * *
misplay
n. /mis play", mis"play'/; v. /mis play"/, Sports, Games. n. 1. a wrong or bad play. 2. a play prohibited by the rules. v.t. 3. to make an error or incorrect play on or with; ...
misplead
/mis pleed"/, v.i., v.t., mispleaded, mispleading. to plead incorrectly. [1670-80; MIS-1 + PLEAD] * * *
mispleading
/mis plee"ding/, n. Law. a mistake in pleading, as a misjoinder of parties or a misstatement of a cause of action. [1525-35; MIS-1 + PLEADING] * * *
misportrayal
n. * * *
misposition
v.t. * * *
mispractice
n., v., mispracticed, mispracticing. * * *
mispractise
n., v., mispractised, mispractising. * * *
mispredict
v. * * *
misprescribe
v., misprescribed, misprescribing. * * *
mispresent
v.t. * * *
misprice
misprice [mis prīs′] vt. mispriced, mispricing to price incorrectly * * *
misprincipled
adj. * * *
misprint
n. /mis"print', mis print"/; v. /mis print"/, n. 1. a mistake in printing, as an instance of printing a letter or word other than that intended. v.t. 2. to print ...
misprise
—mispriser, n. /mis pruyz"/, v.t., misprised, misprising. misprize. * * *
misprision
misprision1 /mis prizh"euhn/, n. 1. a neglect or violation of official duty by one in office. 2. failure by one not an accessory to prevent or notify the authorities of treason ...
misprision of felony
misprision of felony (or treason) n. Law the offense of concealing knowledge of a felony (or treason) by one who has not participated or assisted in it * * *
misprize
—misprizer, n. /mis pruyz"/, v.t., misprized, misprizing. to despise; undervalue; slight; scorn. Also, misprise. [1300-50; ME misprise < MF mesprisier, equiv. to mes- MIS-1 + ...
misprizer
See misprize. * * *
misproduce
v., misproduced, misproducing. * * *
mispronounce
—mispronouncer, n. —mispronunciation /mis'preuh nun'see ay"sheuhn/, n. /mis'preuh nowns"/, v.t., v.i., mispronounced, mispronouncing. to pronounce incorrectly. [1585-95; ...
mispronunciation
See mispronounce. * * *
misproposal
n. * * *
mispropose
v., misproposed, misproposing. * * *
misproud
/mis prowd"/, adj. Archaic. unreasonably proud. [1275-1325; ME; see MIS-1, PROUD] * * *
misprovoke
v.t., misprovoked, misprovoking. * * *
mispublicized
adj. * * *
mispublished
adj. * * *
mispunctuate
—mispunctuation, n. /mis pungk"chooh ayt'/, v.t., mispunctuated, mispunctuating. to punctuate incorrectly. [1840-50; MIS-1 + PUNCTUATE] * * *
mispurchase
v.t., mispurchased, mispurchasing. * * *
misqualify
v., misqualified, misqualifying. * * *
misquotation
/mis'kwoh tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of misquoting. 2. an instance or occasion of misquoting or of being misquoted. [1765-75; MIS-1 + QUOTATION] * * *
misquote
—misquoter, n. /mis kwoht"/, v., misquoted, misquoting, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to quote incorrectly. n. 2. a quotation that is incorrect. [1590-1600; MIS-1 + QUOTE] * * *
misquoter
See misquotation. * * *
Misr
/mis"reuh/, n. Arabic name of Egypt. * * *
Miṣrātah
▪ Libya also spelled  Misurata,         town, northwestern Libya. It is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a band of sand dunes and occupies a coastal oasis ...
misrate
v., misrated, misrating. * * *
misread
—misreader, n. /mis reed"/, v.t., v.i., misread /-red/, misreading. 1. to read wrongly. 2. to misunderstand or misinterpret. [1800-10; MIS-1 + READ1] * * *
misreckon
/mis rek"euhn/, v.t., v.i. to reckon incorrectly; miscalculate. [1515-25; MIS-1 + RECKON] * * *
misreckoning
See misreckon. * * *
misrecollect
v. * * *
misredemption
/mis'ri demp"sheuhn/, n. illegal or fraudulent traffic in consumer product coupons, including mail theft and counterfeiting. [MIS-1 + REDEMPTION] * * *
misrefer
v., misreferred, misreferring. * * *
misreference
n. * * *
misreflect
v. * * *
misreform
v. * * *
misregister
v. * * *
misregulate
v.t., misregulated, misregulating. * * *
misrelate
v., misrelated, misrelating. * * *
misreliance
n. * * *
misrely
v.i., misrelied, misrelying. * * *
misremember
/mis'ri mem"beuhr/, v.t., v.i. 1. to remember incorrectly. 2. to fail to remember; forget. [1525-35; MIS-1 + REMEMBER] * * *
misrender
v.t. * * *
misreport
—misreporter, n. /mis'ri pawrt", -pohrt"/, v.t. 1. to report incorrectly or falsely. n. 2. an incorrect or false report. [1375-1425; late ME misreport(e) (n.), misreporten ...
misreporter
See misreport. * * *
misrepresent
—misrepresentation, n. —misrepresentative, adj. —misrepresenter, n. /mis'rep ri zent"/, v.t. 1. to represent incorrectly, improperly, or falsely. 2. to represent in an ...
misrepresentation
See misrepresent. * * * In law, any false or misleading expression of fact, usually with the intent to deceive or defraud. It most commonly occurs in insurance and real-estate ...
misrepresentative
See misrepresentation. * * *
misrepresenter
See misrepresentation. * * *
misreprint
v.t. * * *
misreward
v.t. * * *
misrhymed
adj. * * *
misroute
v.t., misrouted, misrouting. * * *
misrule
—misruler, n. /mis roohl"/, n., v., misruled, misruling. n. 1. bad or unwise rule; misgovernment. 2. disorder or lawlessness. v.t. 3. to misgovern. [1300-50; ME misreulen (v.), ...
Misrule, Lord of
▪ English medieval official also called  Abbot Of Misrule, or King Of Misrule,         official of the late medieval and early Tudor period in England, who was ...
misrun
/mis run", mis"run/, n. Metall. an incomplete casting, the metal of which has solidified prematurely. [MIS-1 + RUN] * * *
miss
miss1 —missable, adj. /mis/, v.t. 1. to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target. 2. to fail to encounter, meet, catch, etc.: to miss a train. 3. to fail to take advantage of: ...
Miss America pageant
a US contest held each September in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to choose the most beautiful American woman who can also sing, dance, act, etc. It was first held in 1922 and has ...
Miss Julie
a play (1888) by Strindberg. * * *
Miss Lonelyhearts
/lohn"lee hahrts'/ a novel (1933) by Nathanael West. * * *
Miss Marple
➡ Marple * * *
Miss Piggy
▪ American puppet character       American television puppet character, a highly articulated pig puppet featured on the prime-time comedy and variety program The Muppet ...
Miss.
Mississippi. * * *
miss.
1. mission. 2. missionary. * * *
missa
/mees"sah/; Eng. /mis"euh/, n. Latin. Mass. * * *
missa cantata
/mis"euh keuhn tah"teuh/ a Mass whose music is equivalent to that of the High Mass but that is less elaborate in its celebration. Also called sung Mass. [1900-05; < LL: lit., ...
missacantata
mis·sa cantata (mĭsʹə) n. A Mass in which the liturgical parts are sung as in the High Mass, but which is ceremonially less elaborate.   [New Latin missa cantāta: Late ...
missal
/mis"euhl/, n. 1. (sometimes cap.) Rom. Cath. Ch. the book containing the prayers and rites used by the priest in celebrating Mass over the course of the entire year. 2. any book ...
missal stand
a lectern for a missal, esp. one on an altar. Also called altar stand. * * *
missample
v., missampled, missampling. * * *
missay
—missayer, n. /mis say"/, v., missaid, missaying. v.t. 1. to say or speak ill of; vilify; slander. 2. to say wrongly. v.i. 3. to speak wrongly or incorrectly. [1175-1225; ME ...
misseat
v.t. * * *
misseem
/mis seem"/, v.t. Archaic. misbecome. [1300-50; ME missemen. See MIS-1, SEEM] * * *
missel thrush
/mis"euhl/. See mistle thrush. [1765-75] * * *
misselthrush
mis·sel thrush (mĭsʹəl) n. Variant of mistle thrush. * * *
missend
/mis send"/, v.t., missent, missending. to send or forward, esp. mail, to a wrong place or person. [1400-50; late ME missenden. See MIS-1, SEND] * * *
missense
mis·sense (mĭsʹsĕns') adj. Of or relating to a mutation that changes a codon for one amino acid into a codon for a different amino acid.   [mis-1 + nonsense.] * * *
missense mutation
missense mutation [mis′sens΄] n. Genetics a type of mutation to a specific protein, that results from the substitution, during translation, of one amino acid for another * * *
missent
missent [mis sent′] adj. designating or of misdirected mail * * *
misset
v., misset, missetting. * * *
misshape
/mis shayp", mish-/, v.t., misshaped, misshaped or misshapen, misshaping. to shape badly or wrongly; deform. [1400-50; late ME; see MIS-1, SHAPE] * * *
misshapen
—misshapenly, adv. —misshapenness, n. /mis shay"peuhn, mish-/, adj. badly shaped; deformed. [1350-1400; ME: ptp. of MISSHAPE; see -EN3] * * *
misshapenly
See misshape. * * *
misshaper
See misshapenly. * * *
misship
v., misshipped, misshipping. * * *
misshipment
n. * * *
missi dominici
      emissaries of some Frankish kings and emperors who supervised provincial administration. See missus dominicus. * * *
missile
/mis"euhl/ or, esp. Brit., /-uyl/, n. 1. an object or weapon for throwing, hurling, or shooting, as a stone, bullet, or arrow. 2. See guided missile. 3. See ballistic ...
Missile Defense Alarm System (Midas)
Any of a series of unmanned U.S. military satellites developed to provide warning of surprise attacks by Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Midas was the first ...
missile gap
a lag in one country's missile production relative to the production of another country. [1955-60] * * *
missileer
/mis'euh lear"/, n. missileman. [MISSILE + -EER] * * *
missileman
/mis"euhl meuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /-uyl-/, n., pl. missilemen. 1. a person who builds, designs, launches, or operates guided missiles. 2. a technician or scientist whose work ...
missilery
/mis"euhl ree/, n. the science of the construction and use of guided missiles. Also, missilry. [1875-80; MISSILE + -RY] * * *
missing
v., missang, missung, missinging. /mis"ing/, adj. 1. lacking, absent, or not found: a missing person. 2. go missing, Chiefly Brit. to disappear; become lost: My keys have gone ...
missing link
1. a hypothetical form of animal assumed to have constituted a connecting link between the anthropoid apes and humans, identified by some authorities as constituting the genus ...
missing mass
Astrophysics. the difference in mass in the universe between that observed to exist and that necessary for the closed universe model. [1975-80] * * *
missinglink
missing link n. 1. A theoretical primate postulated to bridge the evolutionary gap between the anthropoid apes and humans. Not in scientific use. 2. Something lacking that is ...
missingmass
missing mass n. 1. The difference between the observed mass of the universe and the mass needed to halt the expansion of the universe. 2. The unobserved matter needed for the ...
missiology
/mis'ee ol"euh jee/, n. Christianity. the theological study of the mission of the church, esp. the character and purpose of missionary work. [1920-25; MISSI(ON) + -O- + -LOGY] * ...
mission
—missional, adj. /mish"euhn/, n. 1. a group or committee of persons sent to a foreign country to conduct negotiations, establish relations, provide scientific and technical ...
Mission
/mish"euhn/, n. a city in S Texas. 22,589. * * * Organized effort to spread the Christian faith. St. Paul evangelized much of Asia Minor and Greece, and the new religion spread ...
mission control
Aerospace. a command center for the control, monitoring, and support of activities connected with manned space flight. Also called mission control center. [1960-65] * * *
Mission Indians
▪ people       North American Indians of what is now the southern and central California coast, among whom Spanish Franciscans (Franciscan) and soldiers established 21 ...
Mission Range
▪ mountains, Montana, United States       segment of the northern Rocky Mountains, in northwestern Montana, U.S. The range trends northwest to southeast and extends ...
mission specialist
U.S. Aerospace. the crew member of a space shuttle who is assigned primary responsibility for carrying out operations related to the payload of the shuttle. [1975-80] * * *
Mission style
or Spanish Mission style Style of the missions established by Spanish Franciscans in Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and especially California (1769–1823). Their portals ...
Mission Viejo
/vee ay"hoh/ a city in SW California. 50,666. * * *
Mission, Congregation of the
      a community of priests and brothers that was founded by Saint Vincent de Paul. See Vincentian. * * *
missional
See mission. * * *
Missionaries of Africa, Society of
      Roman Catholic international missionary society of priests and brothers who work in Africa. See White Father. * * *
missionary
/mish"euh ner'ee/, n., pl. missionaries, adj. n. Also, missioner. 1. a person sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism or other activities, as educational or hospital ...
missionary apostolic
pl. missionaries apostolic. Rom. Cath. Ch. an honorary title conferred by the pope on certain missionaries. * * *
missionary position
a position for sexual intercourse in which the couple lies face to face with the male on top. [1965-70; so called because it was allegedly favored by Christian missionaries ...
Missionary Ridge
a ridge in NW Georgia and SE Tennessee: Civil War battle 1863. * * *
Missionary Ridge, Battle of
      in the American Civil War, battle that ended the Confederate siege of Union troops at Chattanooga, Tenn. See Chattanooga, Battle of. * * *
missionaryposition
missionary position n. A position for sexual intercourse in which a woman and man lie facing each other, with the woman on the bottom and the man on the top.   [From Christian ...
MissionaryRidge
Mis·sion·ar·y Ridge (mĭshʹə-nĕr'ē) A range of hills in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia. It was the site of an important Union victory (November 25, 1863) in ...
missioner
mis·sion·er (mĭshʹə-nər) n. A missionary. * * *
missionize
/mish"euh nuyz'/, v., missionized, missionizing. v.i. 1. to conduct missionary work. v.t. 2. to conduct missionary work in or among. Also, esp. Brit., missionise. [1820-30; ...
MissionViejo
Mission Vi·e·jo (vē-āʹhō) A community of southern California southeast of Irvine. It is mainly residential. Population: 72,820. * * *
missis
/mis"iz, -is/, n. 1. Older Use. wife: I'll have to ask the missis. 2. the mistress of a household. Also, missus. [1780-90; var. of MISTRESS] * * *
missish
—missishness, n. /mis"ish/, adj. prim; affected; prudish. [1785-95; MISS2 + -ISH1] * * *
Mississauga
/mis'euh saw"geuh/, n. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on the SW shore of Lake Ontario: suburb of Toronto. 315,056. * * * City (pop., 2001: 612,925), southeastern Ontario, ...
Mississippi
/mis'euh sip"ee/, n. 1. a state in the S United States. 2,520,638; 47,716 sq. mi. (123,585 sq. km). Cap.: Jackson. Abbr.: MS (for use with zip code), Miss. 2. a river flowing S ...
Mississippi Bubble
▪ French history       a financial scheme in 18th-century France that triggered a speculative frenzy and ended in financial collapse. The scheme was engineered by John ...
Mississippi College
▪ college, Clinton, Mississippi, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning, located in Clinton, Mississippi, U.S. Affiliated with the ...
Mississippi mud pie
n a US sweet dish that is especially popular with Cajuns. It is made of chocolate ice cream that is frozen on pastry and covered with meringue (= a mixture of egg whites and ...
Mississippi River
a major river of North America that flows from the US state of Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. It was called the ‘Father of Waters’ by Native Americans. It is 2 348 ...
Mississippi State University
▪ university, Mississippi, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning near Starkville, Mississippi, U.S. It is a land-grant university ...
Mississippi Valley Campaign
▪ American Civil War       the campaigns and battles of the American Civil War that were fought for control of the Mississippi River. Western waterways were major ...
Mississippi, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a horizontally striped blue-white-red field (background) with the Confederate Battle Flag in the ...
Mississippi, University of
▪ university, Oxford, Mississippi, United States byname  Ole Miss        public, coeducational institution of higher learning based in Oxford, Mississippi, U.S., ...
Mississippian
/mis'euh sip"ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the state of Mississippi or the Mississippi River. 2. Geol. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring ...
Mississippian culture
Last major prehistoric cultural development in North America, с AD 800–1550. It spread over much of the southeast and the mid-continent, especially in the major river ...
Mississippian Period
In North America, an interval of geologic time roughly equivalent to what is internationally designated the Early Carboniferous Period (354–323 million years ago). Because the ...
Mississippian Subperiod
▪ geochronology       first major subdivision of the Carboniferous Period, lasting from 359.2 to 318.1 million years ago. The Mississippian is characterized by ...
MississippiRiver
Mississippi River The chief river of the United States, rising in the lake region of northern Minnesota and flowing about 3,781 km (2,350 mi) generally southward to enter the ...
MississippiSound
Mississippi Sound An arm of the Gulf of Mexico bordering on southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southwest Alabama, and a chain of small offshore islands. It is part of ...
missive
/mis"iv/, n. 1. a written message; letter. adj. 2. sent or about to be sent, esp. of a letter from an official source. [1400-50; late ME (letter) missive < ML (littera) missiva ...
Missolonghi
/mis'euh lawng"gee/, n. a town in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras: Byron died here 1824. 11,614. Also, Mesolonghi. * * *
missort
v. * * *
Missoula
/mi zooh"leuh/, n. a city in W Montana. 33,388. * * * ▪ Montana, United States       city, seat (1866) of Missoula county, western Montana, U.S. It is situated on ...
missound
v. * * *
Missouri
—Missourian, adj., n. /mi zoor"ee, -zoor"euh/, n., pl. Missouris, (esp. collectively) Missouri for 3. 1. a state in the central United States. 4,917,444; 69,674 sq. mi. ...
Missouri Botanical Garden
▪ garden, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States also called  Shaw's Garden   botanical garden in St. Louis, Mo., U.S. It is most notable for its Climatron, a geodesic-dome ...
Missouri City
a city in SE Texas. 24,533. * * *
Missouri Compromise
U.S. Hist. an act of Congress (1820) by which Missouri was admitted as a slave state, Maine as a free state, and slavery was prohibited in the Louisiana Purchase north of ...
Missouri fox-trotting horse
▪ breed of horse  breed of horse that originated in Missouri and the Ozark Mountains region and is characterized by the “fox trot” gait, a broken gait that occurs when ...
Missouri gourd
calabazilla. * * *
Missouri meerschaum
corncob (def. 2). * * *
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
▪ American company formerly (1849–72)  Pacific Railroad         former American railroad founded to build the first rail line west of the Mississippi River. Ground ...
Missouri Plan
Method of selecting judges that originated in the state of Missouri and was later adopted elsewhere. Designed to overcome the weaknesses of the elective system, the plan permits ...
Missouri River
River, central U.S. The longest tributary of the Mississippi River, it rises in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. It flows east to central North Dakota and south ...
Missouri State University
▪ university, Springfield, Missouri, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning based in Springfield, Mo., U.S. It has one of the largest ...
Missouri, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a horizontally striped red-white-blue field (background) with a central coat of arms (arms, coat ...
Missouri, University of
▪ university system, Missouri, United States       state university system of Missouri, U.S., comprising four coeducational campuses as well as an outreach and extension ...
Missourian
Missourian [mi zoor′ēən] adj. of Missouri n. a person born or living in Missouri * * * See Missouri2. * * *
MissouriRiver
Missouri River A river of the United States rising in the Rocky Mountains as various headstreams that join to form the Missouri proper in southwest Montana. The longest river in ...
missout
/mis"owt'/, n. (in the game of craps) a losing throw of the dice. [1925-30; n. use of v. phrase miss out] * * *
misspace
v.t., misspaced, misspacing. * * *
misspeak
/mis speek"/, v.t., v.i., misspoke, misspoken, misspeaking. 1. to speak, utter, or pronounce incorrectly. 2. to speak inaccurately, inappropriately, or too hastily. [1150-1200; ...
misspecified
adj. * * *
misspell
/mis spel"/, v.t., v.i., misspelled or misspelt, misspelling. to spell incorrectly. [1645-55; MIS-1 + SPELL1] * * *
misspelling
/mis spel"ing/, n. 1. the act of spelling incorrectly: Note his misspelling of that word. 2. an incorrectly spelled word: You have three misspellings in your letter. [1685-95; ...
misspend
—misspender, n. /mis spend"/, v.t., misspent, misspending. to spend wrongly or unwisely; squander; waste. [1350-1400; ME. See MIS-1, SPEND] * * *
misspent
/mis spent"/ 1. pt. and pp. of misspend. adj. 2. spent wrongly or unwisely; wasted: misspent youth. * * *
misstamp
v.t. * * *
misstart
v. * * *
misstate
—misstatement, n. —misstater, n. /mis stayt"/, v.t., misstated, misstating. to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about. [1640-50; MIS-1 + STATE] Syn. ...
misstatement
See misstate. * * *
missteer
v. * * *
misstep
/mis step"/, n. 1. a wrong step. 2. an error or slip in conduct; faux pas. [1250-1300; ME missteppen. See MIS-1, STEP] Syn. 2. fault, transgression, lapse, indiscretion. * * *
misstrike
/mis struyk"/, n. Numis. a coin having the design stamped off center. [1955-60; MIS-1 + STRIKE] * * *
misstyle
v., misstyled, misstyling. * * *
missuppose
v., missupposed, missupposing. * * *
missus
/mis"euhz, -euhs/, n. missis. * * *
missus dominicus
▪ European government official Latin“envoy of the lord”plural  missi dominici        officials sent by some Frankish kings and emperors to supervise provincial ...
missy
/mis"ee/, n., pl. missies. Informal. young miss; girl. [1670-80; MISS2 + -Y2] * * *
missyllabify
v.t., missyllabified, missyllabifying. * * *
mist
—mistless, adj. /mist/, n. 1. a cloudlike aggregation of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface, reducing visibility to a lesser ...
mist.
(in prescriptions) a mixture. [ < L mistura] * * *
mistakable
—mistakableness, n. —mistakably, adv. /mi stay"keuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being or liable to be mistaken or misunderstood. [1640-50; MISTAKE + -ABLE] * * *
mistakably
See mistakable. * * *
mistake
—mistaker, n. —mistakingly, adv. /mi stayk"/, n., v., mistook, mistaken, mistaking. n. 1. an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, ...
mistaken
—mistakenly, adv. —mistakenness, n. /mi stay"keuhn/, adj. 1. wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism. 2. erroneous; incorrect; wrong: a mistaken answer. 3. ...
mistakenly
See mistaken. * * *
mistaker
See mistake. * * *
Mistassini
/mis'teuh see"nee/, n. a lake in E Canada, in Quebec province. 840 sq. mi. (2176 sq. km). * * *
Mistassini Lake
▪ lake, Canada French  Lac Mistassini,         largest lake in Quebec province, Canada. It is located in Nord-du-Québec region in west-central Quebec and forms the ...
Mistassini,Lake
Mis·tas·si·ni (mĭs'tə-sēʹnē), Lake A lake of south-central Quebec, Canada, draining westward into James Bay by way of the Rupert River. * * *
mistbow
/mist"boh'/, n. fogbow. [1895-1900; MIST + BOW2] * * *
mistcoat
/mist"koht'/, n. (in house painting or interior decoration) a coat of thinner, sometimes pigmented, applied to a finish coat of paint to increase its luster. [MIST + COAT] * * *
misteach
—misteacher, n. /mis teech"/, v.t., mistaught, misteaching. to teach wrongly or badly. [bef. 1000; ME mistechen, OE mistaecan. See MIS-1, TEACH] * * *
mister
mister1 /mis"teuhr/, n. 1. (cap.) a conventional title of respect for a man, prefixed to the name and to certain official designations (usually written as the abbreviation ...
Mister Charlie
Slang (often disparaging). 1. a white man. 2. white men collectively. [1940-45] * * *
misterioso
/mi stear'ee oh"soh/; It. /mee'ste rddyaw"saw/, adj. Music. mysterious, strange, or weird. [ < It, equiv. to mysteri(o) MYSTERY1 + -oso -OUS] * * *
misterm
v.t. * * *
mistflower
/mist"flow'euhr/, n. a North American composite plant, Eupatorium coelestinum, having heads of blue flowers. [1855-60, Amer.; MIST + FLOWER] * * *
misthink
/mis thingk"/, v., misthought, misthinking. Archaic. v.i. 1. to think incorrectly or unfavorably. v.t. 2. to think unfavorably or ill of. [1175-1225; ME misthenken. See MIS-1, ...
misthread
v. * * *
misthrow
v., misthrew, misthrown, misthrowing. * * *
Misti
/mees"tee/, n. See El Misti. * * *


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