1 skip, forgo, absent oneself from, be absent from, fail to keep; avoid, evade, escape, dodge, Colloq pass up:
I missed my dentist's appointment. I missed school because my grandmother was ill
2 long for, yearn for, pine for, feel nostalgia for, be nostalgic for or about, want, need, wish for:
I miss those long summer evenings by the lake.
3 misunderstand, misinterpret, misconstrue, misapprehend, fail to understand or perceive, mistake:
You have completely missed the point.
4 Sometimes, miss out (on). pass up, omit, leave out, slip up (on), overlook, let slip (by), let pass, pass over, disregard, ignore:
You can be sure that Frobisher would never miss a free meal.
5 omission, oversight, slip, failure, mistake, error, blunder, Colloq slip-up:
A miss is as good as a mile.
Ms., girl, lass, lassie, maid, maiden, young lady, young woman, schoolgirl, mademoiselle, nymphet, teenager, virgin, spinster, old maid, Brit bachelor girl, Irish English colleen, Literary nymph, Archaic demoiselle, damsel, Colloq old-fashioned gal, US coed, Valley girl, bachelorette, Slang teeny-bopper, groupie, Chiefly Brit bird, Old-fashioned US bobby-soxer:
She's a pretty young miss, isn't she?