• Mis Ribby writes an invitation
    Mis Ribby writes an invitation
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & adv Mis mĭs Wrong; amiss. "To correcten that [which] is mis ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mis A Middle English form of miss.
    • mis A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning ‘wrong,’ ‘bad,’ ‘erroneous,’ or, taken adverbially, ‘wrongly,’ ‘badly,’ ‘erroneously,’ prefixed to nouns. as in misdeed, misfortune, misinform, etc., and verbs, misdo, miscarry, misguide, misrule, etc., including participles, as mistaking, misbelieving, etc., mistaken, misspent, etc. It is different from the prefix in mischance, mischief, miscount, etc., with which it is more or less confused. (See mis-.) The prefix mis- is never accented; the prefix mis- has the accent in some of the older words, as mischief, miscreant, where its force as a prefix is no longer felt. In the following words in mis-, the prefix is uniformly given as mis except when the word in which it occurs can be traced to an Old French source. In such forms as misadjustment, etc., it is often indifferent whether the formation be regarded as mis- + adjustment or as misadjust + -ment.
    • mis A prefix of Latin origin, meaning literally ‘minus,’ ‘less,’ and hence used in Romance, etc., as a depreciative or negative prefix, as in misadventure, mischance, mischief, miscount, miscreant, misnomer, etc. It is mostly merged with mis-, from which in most cases it can be distinguished only by the etymology of the word.
    • mis An abbreviation of Missouri.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Amiss


In literature:

Mis' Traylor, ef you don't mind I be goin' to do a job o' prayin' right now.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Mis' Thayer went to meetin' to-night.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I must say I think Mis' Rievor has some very uncommon notions!
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, October 1878, No. 12" by Various
Pity it hadn't a-happened to be the same day, then maybe Mis' Haven mought a give you somethin' like Mis' Alice give Jintsey's boy.
"Ole Mammy's Torment" by Annie Fellows Johnston
I'se just so mis'ble.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
Mis' Cullom, his wife, wa'n't no help to him.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
Mis' Jackson she was in yesterday, talkin' about it.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Why, Mis' Jedge Hill was des' mo'n go'geous.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Mis' Mary taught me every day at her knee.
"Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days" by Annie L. Burton
An' when Mis' Doctor Prescott comes, you courtesy an' say, 'Good-mornin', Mis' Prescott.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

In poetry:

And still, while sorrow's storm is breaking
Above me, and my head I bow--
The kindly and the unforsaking,
Oh Mis'ry, thou art with me now.
"To My Misery" by Morris Rosenfeld
For CHARITY and PITY kind,
To gentle souls are given;
And MERCY is the sainted pow'r,
Which beams thro' mis'ry's darkest hour,
And lights the way,—TO HEAVEN!
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
Sweet Sensibility! thy kindling ray,
Shall blend its light with Reason's milder beam;
And oft shall Pity's trembling glance convey
To Mis'ry's dark abode a cheering gleam.
"To The Author's Brother. On the choice of a Wife in the Year 1789" by Maria Logan
Before thine eyes my sev'ral vices come,
With all the errors of a life mis-spent :
So black their hue! so countless was their sum!
Thou therefore hast on me this sickness sent.
"Another On The Same Subject " by Rees Prichard
X. Example's baleful force, temptation's wile,
Guided the wand'rings of his pilgrim years;
Fancy 's warm child, deceiv'd by Fortune 's smile,
That steep'd th' expecting glance in mis'ry's tears.
"The Minstrel Boy" by Sydney Owenson
My grand oppressors had a thought,
When riches they bereaved,
That then, my ruine had been wrought;
But, they are quite deceived: For them the devil much mis-taught
When that weak snare they weaved.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither

In news:

"They probably just mis-said a few words," Irish nose guard Louis Nix said Wednesday.
Mis en place (ingredients) for the favorite gumbo recipe of Chef Jason LaMonte at the Convention Center of Niagara Falls.
Director Tom Hooper talks 'Les Mis' Globes nominations.
Django Unchained,' ' Lincoln ' and 'Les Mis' Lead the Pack.
SAG Awards nominees led by ' Lincoln ,' `Les Mis,' `Playbook' with four each.
Dale Earnhardt Jr, who won at MIS in June for his first victory in four years, qualified 22nd.
Django Unchained,' 'Lincoln' and 'Les Mis ' Lead the Pack.
Director Tom Hooper talks 'Les Mis ' Globes nominations.
The Soul of 'Les Mis '.
SAG Awards nominees led by 'Lincoln,' `Les Mis ,' `Playbook' with four each.
Lincoln,' 'Les Mis ,' 'Playbook' lead SAG awards nominations.
NASCAR testing at MIS .
'Lincoln,' 'Les Mis ' lead Critics Choice nods.
Model of the set for Les Mis .
The great rivalry of Les Mis .

In science:

The “magnetic” contribution must be taken into account in the data analysis, if the parameters of the radiating system are not to be mis-estimated.
Components of the gravitational force in the field of a gravitational wave
Optimization of these requirements was performed to maximize the b-tag signal e–ciency at a flxed mis-tagging rate of 1%.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Figure 55. b-tagging e–ciency versus mis-tagging rate for ET =100 GeV jets and for (left) low and (right) high luminosity running conditions.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The 200 GeV jets have higher mis-tagging rate due to the increased track multiplicity. A better performance can be achieved using the three-dimensional impact parameter, as demonstrated in the performance comparison for the 100 GeV ET jets shown in flgure 57.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Figure 57. E–ciency for b-tagging versus the mis-tagging rate for difierent jet energies (left) and for 3D versus 2D impact parameter (right).
The CMS High Level Trigger