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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Miss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Missed p. pr. & vb. n. Missing.]
 1. To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing, hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said.
    When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will acknowledge he judged not right.   --Locke.
 2. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons.
 She would never miss, one day,
 A walk so fine, a sight so gay.   --Prior.
 We cannot miss him; he does make our fire,
 Fetch in our wood.   --Shak.
 3. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want; as, to miss an absent loved one.
    Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him.   --1 Sam. xxv. 15, 21.
    What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss.   --Milton.
 To miss stays. Naut. See under Stay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in the
            din" [syn: lost]