Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Misspeak intransitive verb To err in speaking.
Misspeak transitive verb To utter wrongly.
Misspeech noun Wrong speech. [ Obsolete]
Misspell transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Misspelled
, or Misspelt
; present participle & verbal noun Misspelling
.] To spell incorrectly.
Misspelling noun A wrong spelling.
Misspend 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 noun One who misspends.
Misspense noun A spending improperly; a wasting. [ Obsolete] Barrow.
Misspent imperfect & past participle of Misspend .
Misstate transitive verb To state wrongly; as, to misstate a question in debate. Bp. Sanderson.
Misstatement noun An incorrect statement.
Misstayed adjective (Nautical) Having missed stays; -- said of a ship.
Misstep noun A wrong step; an error of conduct.
Misstep intransitive verb To take a wrong step; to go astray.
Missuccess noun Failure. [ Obsolete]
Missuggestion noun Wrong or evil suggestion. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Missummation noun Wrong summation.
Misswear intransitive verb To swear falsely.
Missy noun (Min.) See Misy .
Missy 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 transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Misted
; present participle & verbal noun Misting
.] To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim. Shak.
Mist intransitive verb To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists .
Mistakable 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 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 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 adverb By mistake. Goldsmith.
Mistakenness noun Erroneousness.
Mistaker noun One who mistakes.
Well meaning ignorance of some mistakers . Bp. Hall.
Mistaking noun An error; a mistake. Shak.
Mistakingly adverb Erroneously.
[ See Misteach
.] Wrongly taught; as, a mistaught youth. L'Estrange.
Misteach transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mistaught
; present participle & verbal noun Misteaching
.] [ Anglo-Saxon mistǣcan
.] To teach wrongly; to instruct erroneously.
Mistell transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mistold
; present participle & verbal noun Mistelling
.] To tell erroneously.
Mistemper transitive verb To temper ill; to disorder; as, to mistemper one's head. Warner.
This inundation of mistempered humor. Shak.
[ 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 transitive verb To address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in a formal way. [ Colloq.]
[ 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 intransitive verb To be needful or of use.
As for my name, it mistereth not to tell. Spenser.
Misterm transitive verb To call by a wrong name; to miscall.
Mistery noun See Mystery , a trade.
Mistful adjective Clouded with, or as with, mist.
Misthink intransitive verb
[ See Think
.] To think wrongly.
[ Obsolete] "Adam misthought
of her." Milton.
Misthink transitive verb To have erroneous thoughts or judgment of; to think ill of. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Misthought noun Erroneous thought; mistaken opinion; error. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Misthrive intransitive verb To thrive poorly; to be not thrifty or prosperous. [ Obsolete]
Misthrow transitive verb To throw wrongly.
Mistic, Mistico 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.