Miss (pronounced /ˈmɪs/) is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman (not entitled to another title such as "Doctor" or "Dame"). Originating in the 17th century, it is a contraction of mistress, which was used for all women. A period is not used to signify the contraction. Its counterparts are Mrs., usually used only for married women, Ms. can be used for married or unmarried women.

The plural Misses may be used, such as in The Misses Doe. The traditional French "Mesdemoiselles" (abbreviation "Mlles") may also be used as the plural in English language conversation or correspondence.

Read more about MissesUse As A Title (honorific), Use Alone As A Form of Address, Other Uses

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Lithuania At The 2002 Winter Olympics - Biathlon
... Men Event Athlete Misses Time Rank 10 km Sprint Liutauras Barila 5 30.01,4 82 Event Athlete Time Misses Rank 20 km Liutauras Barila 59.02,3 62 ... Women Event Athlete Misses Time Rank 7,5 km ...
Bulgaria At The 2002 Winter Olympics - Biathlon
... Men Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank 10 km sprint Georgi Kasabov 1 2755.8 60 12.5 km pursuit 2 Georgi Kasabov 7 4038.5 56 Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 3 Rank 20 km Georgi Kasabov 5516.1 4 5916.1 ...
Materials International Space Station Experiment - Deploying MISSE
... After exposure in space, MISSE is retrieved in the same manner as it was deployed, the material samples are tested to see if they still have the unique properties needed ... MISSEs have active and passive detectors to give a time-history reading, or a reading of what happened to the materials at certain points in time ... Originally it was planned to have MISSE-1 and 2 deployed for about a year and MISSE-3 and 4 for up to three years ...
Only On Days That End In "Y" - Content
... The narrator is telling his lover that he only misses her on days that end in "Y" ... He also says he only misses her when he's awake, when he's sleeping, when he's alone, or when he's with somebody ... It would mean that he actually misses her every day and every time ...
Misses - Other Uses
... In some styles of etiquette, the eldest daughter of a family was addressed on paper simply as Miss Doe, with the younger daughters being addressed as Miss Jane Doe and Miss Rebecca Doe ... In person, as in when making introductions, the styling would have been extended to unmarried cousins with the same surname ...

Famous quotes containing the word misses:

    He has a capacity for enjoyment so vast that he gives away great chunks to those about him, and never even misses them.... He can take you to a bicycle race and make it raise your hair.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

    What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in every thing, and who, having eyes to see, what time and chance are perpetually holding out to him as he journeyeth on his way, misses nothing he can fairly lay his hands on.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses; one misses more nonsense than sense.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)