Misspend Mis·spend" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Misspent ; present participle & verbal noun Misspending .] To spend amiss or for wrong purposes; to squander; to waste; as, to misspend time or money. J. Philips.
Misspender Mis·spend"er noun One who misspends.
Misspense Mis·spense" noun A spending improperly; a wasting. [ Obsolete] Barrow.
Misspent Mis·spent" imperfect & past participle of Misspend .
Misstate Mis·state" transitive verb To state wrongly; as, to misstate a question in debate. Bp. Sanderson.
Misstatement Mis·state"ment noun An incorrect statement.
Misstayed Mis·stayed" adjective (Nautical) Having missed stays; -- said of a ship.
Misstep Mis·step" noun A wrong step; an error of conduct.
Misstep Mis·step" intransitive verb To take a wrong step; to go astray.
Missuccess Mis`suc·cess" noun Failure. [ Obsolete]
Missuggestion Mis`sug·ges"tion noun Wrong or evil suggestion. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Missummation Mis`sum·ma"tion noun Wrong summation.
Misswear Mis·swear" intransitive verb To swear falsely.
Missy Mis"sy noun (Min.) See Misy .
Missy Mis"sy noun An affectionate, or contemptuous, form of miss ; a young girl; a miss. -- adjective Like a miss, or girl.
[ Anglo-Saxon mist
; akin to D. & Swedish mist
, Icelandic mistr
, German mist
dung, Goth. maíhstus
, Anglo-Saxon mīgan
to make water, Icelandic mīga
, Lithuanian migla
mist, Russian mgla
, Latin mingere
, to make water, Greek ... to make water, ... mist, Sanskrit mih
to make water, noun , a mist m»gha
cloud. √102. Confer Misle
.] 1. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog. 2. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist . 3. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.
His passion cast a mist before his sense. Dryden. Mist flower (Botany)
, a composite plant ( Eupatorium cœlestinum ), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and Southern United States.
Mist Mist transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Misted ; present participle & verbal noun Misting .] To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim. Shak.
Mist Mist intransitive verb To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists .
Mistakable Mis·tak"a·ble adjective Liable to be mistaken; capable of being misconceived. Sir T. Browne.
(mĭs*tāk") transitive verb
[ imperfect & obsolete past participle Mistook
(- tok"); past participle Mistaken
(-tāk"'n); present participle & verbal noun Mistaking
.] [ Prefix mis-
: confer Icelandic mistaka
.] 1. To take or choose wrongly.
[ Obsolete or R.] Shak. 2. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning. Locke.
My father's purposes have been mistook . Shak. 3. To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another.
A man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it. Johnson. 4. To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge.
Mistake me not so much, Shak.
To think my poverty is treacherous.
Mistake Mis·take" intransitive verb To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
Servants mistake , and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends. Swift.
(mĭs*tāk") noun 1. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.
Infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all possibility of mistake . Tillotson. 2. (Law) Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it. No mistake
, surely; without fail; as, it will happen at the appointed time, and no mistake .
[ Low] Syn.
-- Blunder; error; bull. See Blunder
Mistaken Mis·tak"en p. adjective 1. Being in error; judging wrongly; having a wrong opinion or a misconception; as, a mistaken man; he is mistaken . 2. Erroneous; wrong; as, a mistaken notion.
Mistakenly Mis·tak"en·ly adverb By mistake. Goldsmith.
Mistakenness Mis·tak"en·ness noun Erroneousness.
Mistaker Mis·tak"er noun One who mistakes.
Well meaning ignorance of some mistakers . Bp. Hall.
Mistaking Mis·tak"ing noun An error; a mistake. Shak.
Mistakingly Mis·tak"ing·ly adverb Erroneously.
Mistaught Mis·taught" (mĭs*tat") adjective [ See Misteach .] Wrongly taught; as, a mistaught youth. L'Estrange.
Misteach Mis·teach" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mistaught ; present participle & verbal noun Misteaching .] [ Anglo-Saxon mistǣcan .] To teach wrongly; to instruct erroneously.
Mistell Mis·tell" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mistold ; present participle & verbal noun Mistelling .] To tell erroneously.
Mistemper Mis·tem"per transitive verb To temper ill; to disorder; as, to mistemper one's head. Warner.
This inundation of mistempered humor. Shak.
Mister Mis"ter noun
[ See Master
, and confer Mistress
.] A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a man or youth. It is usually written in the abbreviated form Mr .
To call your name, inquire your where, Mrs. Browning.
Or what you think of Mister Some-one's book,
Or Mister Other's marriage or decease.
Mister Mis"ter transitive verb To address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in a formal way. [ Colloq.]
Mister Mis"ter noun
[ Old French mistier
trade, office, ministry, need, French métier
trade, from Latin ministerium
service, office, ministry. See Ministry
trade.] [ Written also mester
.] 1. A trade, art, or occupation.
In youth he learned had a good mester . Chaucer. 2. Manner; kind; sort.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
But telleth me what mester men ye be. Chaucer. 3. Need; necessity.
[ Obsolete] Rom. of R.
Mister Mis"ter intransitive verb To be needful or of use.
As for my name, it mistereth not to tell. Spenser.
Misterm Mis·term" transitive verb To call by a wrong name; to miscall.
Mistery Mis"ter·y noun See Mystery , a trade.
Mistful Mist"ful adjective Clouded with, or as with, mist.
Misthink Mis·think" intransitive verb [ See Think .] To think wrongly. [ Obsolete] "Adam misthought of her." Milton.
Misthink Mis·think" transitive verb To have erroneous thoughts or judgment of; to think ill of. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Misthought Mis·thought" noun Erroneous thought; mistaken opinion; error. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Misthrive Mis·thrive" intransitive verb To thrive poorly; to be not thrifty or prosperous. [ Obsolete]
Misthrow Mis·throw" transitive verb To throw wrongly.
Mistic, Mistico Mis"tic, Mis"ti·co noun [ Spanish místico .] A kind of small sailing vessel used in the Mediterranean. It is rigged partly like a xebec, and partly like a felucca.
Mistide Mis·tide" intransitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon mistīdan . See Tide .] To happen or come to pass unfortunately; also, to suffer evil fortune. [ Obsolete]
Mistigris Mis`ti`gris" Mis`ti`gri" noun [ French mistigri .] A variety of the game of poker in which the joker is used, and called mistigris or mistigri .
Mistihead Mist"i·head noun Mistiness. [ Obsolete]
Mistily Mist"i·ly adverb With mist; darkly; obscurely.
Mistime Mis·time" transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon mistīmain to turn out ill.] To time wrongly; not to adapt to the time.