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 Missed:  Use As A Title (honorific), Use Alone As A Form of Address, Other Uses

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Missed Call - Uses
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Missed Connection
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Missed - 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 ...
Country First - Campaign Developments 2007 - Missed Votes in Senate
... In May 2007, it was reported that McCain had missed 42 consecutive votes (five straight weeks) in the Senate while he was conducting his presidential campaign ... attended three-floor votes in the Senate, though none of McCain's missed votes altered a bill's fate ... According to Washington Post statistics, McCain missed more votes than any Senator including Tim Johnson, who missed many votes after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December 2006 ...

Famous quotes containing the word missed:

    The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything we have missed something—war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Youth [is] a period of missed opportunities.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    I believe that I am letting my kids see that a man can be tender, sensitive, warm, attentive to feelings, and present, just plain there. That’s important to me, because I didn’t get any of that from my own father, and I am realizing now how much I missed it.
    Anonymous Father (20th century)