English dictionary


mi |ˈmiː| — destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle

miaou |miːˈaʊ| — the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)

miaow |miˈaʊ| — the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)

miasm |ˈmʌɪaz(ə)m| — an unwholesome atmosphere

miasma |miˈæzmə| — an unwholesome atmosphere

miasmal  — filled with vapor

mica |ˈmaɪkə| — any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity

micaceous |maɪˈkeɪʃəs| — hydrous silicates of or relating to or resembling mica

micelle |mɪˈsel| — an electrically charged particle built up from polymeric molecules or ions and occurring in certain colloidal electrolytic solutions like soaps and detergents

Michaelmas |ˈmɪklməs| — honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

mickey |ˈmɪki| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Irish descent

micro |ˈmaɪkroʊ| — extremely small in scale or scope or capability

microbe |ˈmaɪkroʊb| — a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

microbial |maɪˈkroʊbiəl| — of or involving or caused by or being microbes

microbiologist |ˌmaɪkroʊbaɪˈɑːlədʒɪst| — a specialist in microbiology

microbiology |ˌmaɪkroʊbaɪˈɑːlədʒi| — the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

microcephaly |ˌmaɪkroʊˈsefəliː| — an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain

microchip |ˈmaɪkroʊtʃɪp| — electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit

microcircuit |ˈmaɪkroʊˌsərkət| — a microelectronic computer circuit incorporated into a chip or semiconductor; a whole system rather than a single component

microcomputer |ˈmaɪkroʊkəmpjuːtər| — a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time

microcopy |ˈmaɪkrəˌkɑːpiː| — photocopy printed or other graphic matter so that it is reduced in size

microcosm |ˈmaɪkroʊkɑːzəm| — a miniature model of something

microdot |ˈmaɪkroʊdɑːt| — photograph reduced to the size of a dot (usually for purposes of security)

microelectronics |ˌmaɪkroʊɪˌlekˈtrɑːnɪks| — the branch of electronics that deals with miniature components

microfilm |ˈmaɪkroʊfɪlm| — film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material

microgram |ˈmaɪkroʊɡræm| — one millionth (1/1,000,000) gram

micrometer |maɪkrɑːmɪtər| — a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter

micron |ˈmaɪkrɑːn| — a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter

microorganism |ˌmaɪkroʊˈɔːrɡənɪzəm| — any organism of microscopic size

microphone |ˈmaɪkrəfoʊn| — device for converting sound waves into electrical energy

microprocessor |ˌmaɪkroʊˈproʊsesər| — integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system

microscope |ˈmaɪkrəskoʊp| — magnifier of the image of small objects

microscopic |ˌmaɪkrəˈskɑːpɪk| — visible under a microscope; using a microscope

microscopical |ˌmaɪkrəˈskɑːpɪkəl| — visible under a microscope; using a microscope

microscopy |maɪˈkrɑːskəpi| — research with the use of microscopes

microsecond |ˈmaɪkroʊsekənd| — one millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond

microtome |ˈmaɪkrəˌtoʊm| — scientific instrument that cuts thin slices of something for microscopic examination

microvolt |ˈmaɪkrəˌvoʊlt| — a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a volt

microwave |ˈmaɪkrəweɪv| — a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data

micturate |ˈmɪktʃəreɪt| — eliminate urine

micturition |ˌmɪktʃəˈrɪʃən| — the discharge of urine

mid |mɪd| — used in combination to denote the middle

midday |ˌmɪdˈdeɪ| — the middle of the day

midden |ˈmɪdn| — (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement

middle |ˈmɪdl| — an area that is approximately central within some larger region

middle-aged |ˌmɪdəl ˈeɪdʒd| — being roughly between 45 and 65 years old

middle-class |ˈˌmidl ˈklas| — occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy

middle-level  — intermediate in rank or position

middle-of-the-road |ˌmɪdəl əv ðə ˈroʊd| — supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative

middlebrow |ˈmɪdlbraʊ| — someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow

middleman |ˈmɪdlmæn| — someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers

middlemost |ˈmɪdəlˌmoʊst| — being in the exact middle

middleweight |ˈmɪdlweɪt| — an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 165 pounds

middling |ˈmɪdlɪŋ| — any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

middy |ˈmɪdi| — blouse with a sailor collar

midge |mɪdʒ| — minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water

midget |ˈmɪdʒɪt| — a person who is markedly small

midland |ˈmɪdlənd| — a town in west central Texas

midline |ˈmɪdˌlaɪn| — the median plane of the body (or some part of the body)

midmost |ˈmɪdmoʊst| — the middle or central part or point

midnight |ˈmɪdnaɪt| — 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night

midpoint |ˈmidˌpoint| — a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

midrib |ˈmidˌrib| — the vein in the center of a leaf

midriff |ˈmɪdrɪf| — the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

midsection |ˈmɪdˌsekʃən| — the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

midshipman |ˈmɪdʃɪpmən| — a temporary rank held by young naval officers in training

midships |ˈmɪdʃɪps| — at or near or toward the center of a ship

midst |mɪdst| — the location of something surrounded by other things

midstream |ˌmɪdˈstriːm| — the middle of a stream

midsummer |ˌmɪdˈsʌmər| — June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point

midterm |ˌmɪdˈtɜːrm| — the middle of the gestation period

midway |ˌmɪdˈweɪ| — the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located

midweek |ˌmɪdˈwiːk| — the fourth day of the week; the third working day

midwest |midˈwest| — the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)

midwestern |ˌmɪdˈwestərn| — of a region of the United States generally including Ohio; Indiana; Illinois; Iowa; Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; and sometimes Michigan; Wisconsin; Minnesota

midwife |ˈmɪdwaɪf| — a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies

midwifery |ˌmɪdˈwɪfəri| — the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

midwinter |ˌmɪdˈwɪntər| — the middle of winter

mien |miːn| — dignified manner or conduct

miff |mif| — a state of irritation or annoyance

might |maɪt| — physical strength

might-have-been |ˈmaɪtəvˌbɪn| — an event that could have occurred but never did

mightily |ˈmaɪtɪli| — powerfully or vigorously

mightiness |ˈmaɪtinəs| — physical strength

mighty |ˈmaɪti| — (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

mignonette |ˌminyəˈnet| — Mediterranean woody annual widely cultivated for its dense terminal spikelike clusters greenish or yellowish white flowers having an intense spicy fragrance

migraine |ˈmaɪɡreɪn| — a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men

migrant |ˈmaɪɡrənt| — traveler who moves from one region or country to another

migrate |ˈmaɪɡreɪt| — move from one country or region to another and settle there

migration |maɪˈɡreɪʃn| — the movement of persons from one country or locality to another

migratory |ˈmaɪɡrətɔːri| — habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work

mikado |mɪˈkɑːdoʊ| — the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno

mike |maɪk| — device for converting sound waves into electrical energy

mil |mil| — a Cypriot monetary unit equal to one thousandth of a pound

milady |mɪˈleɪdi| — an English noblewoman

milage |ˈmaɪlɪdʒ| — distance measured in miles

Milanese |ˌmɪləˈniːz| — a native or inhabitant of Milan

milch |ˈmɪltʃ| — giving milk; bred or suitable primarily for milk production

mild |maɪld| — humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

mildew |ˈmɪlduː| — the process of becoming mildewed

mildly |ˈmaɪldli| — to a moderate degree

mildness |ˈmaɪldnəs| — good weather with comfortable temperatures

mile |maɪl| — a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters

mileage |ˈmaɪlɪdʒ| — distance measured in miles

milepost |ˈmaɪlpoʊst| — stone post at side of a road to show distances

milestone |ˈmaɪlstoʊn| — stone post at side of a road to show distances

milfoil |ˈmilfoil| — ubiquitous strong-scented mat-forming Eurasian herb of wasteland, hedgerow or pasture having narrow serrate leaves and small usually white florets; widely naturalized in North America

milieu |miːˈljɜː| — the environmental condition

militancy |ˈmɪlɪtənsi| — a militant aggressiveness

militant |ˈmɪlɪtənt| — a militant reformer

militarily |ˌmɪləˈterəli| — with respect to the military

militarism |ˈmɪlɪtərɪzəm| — a political orientation of a people or a government to maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests

militarist |ˈmɪlɪtərɪst| — a person who advocates war or warlike policies

militaristic |ˌmɪlɪtəˈrɪstɪk| — imbued with militarism

militarization |ˈmɪlɪtəraɪˈzeɪʃən| — act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:

militarize |ˈmɪlɪtəraɪz| — lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force

military |ˈmɪləteri| — the military forces of a nation

militate |ˈmɪlɪteɪt| — have force or influence; bring about an effect or change

militia |məˈlɪʃə| — civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army

militiaman |məˈlɪʃəmən| — a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies

milk |mɪlk| — a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings

milk-white |ˈmɪlk waɪt| — of a white the color of fresh milk

milker |ˈmilkər| — cattle that are reared for their milk

milkmaid |ˈmɪlkmeɪd| — a woman who works in a dairy

milkman |ˈmɪlkmən| — someone who delivers milk

milkshake |ˈmɪlkʃeɪk| — frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

milksop |ˈmɪlksɑːp| — a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

milkweed |ˈmɪlˌkwid| — any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts

milky |ˈmɪlki| — resembling milk in color; not clear

mill |mɪl| — a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

mill-hand |ˈmɪl hænd| — a workman in a mill or factory

millboard |ˈmɪlbɔːrd| — stout pasteboard used to bind books

milldam  — dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill

milled |ˈmɪld| — (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed

millenarian |ˌmɪlɪˈneriən| — a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)

millenary |mɪˈlenəriː| — the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

millennial |məˈleniəl| — relating to a millennium or span of a thousand years

millennium |mɪˈleniəm| — a span of 1000 years

millepede |ˈmɪlɪpiːd| — any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs

miller |ˈmɪlər| — United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)

millet |ˈmɪlɪt| — any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine

milliard |ˈmɪlɪɑːrd| — a billion

milligram |ˈmɪliɡræm| — one thousandth (1/1,000) gram

millimeter |ˈmɪləˌmitər| — a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter

millimetre |ˈmɪlimiːtər| — a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter

milliner |ˈmɪlɪnər| — someone who makes and sells hats

millinery |ˈmɪlɪneri| — shop selling women's hats

milling |ˈmɪlɪŋ| — corrugated edge of a coin

million |ˈmɪljən| — the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros

millionaire |ˌmɪljəˈner| — a person whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollars

millipede |ˈmɪlɪpiːd| — any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs

millisecond |ˈmɪlisekənd| — one thousandth (10^-3) of a second

millpond |ˈmɪlpɑːnd| — a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel

millrace |ˈmɪlreɪs| — a channel for the water current that turns a millwheel

millstone |ˈmɪlstoʊn| — (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps

millwheel |ˈmɪlwiːl| — water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill

millwright |ˈmɪlraɪt| — a workman who designs or erects mills and milling machinery

milord |mɪˈlɔːrd| — a term of address for an English lord

milquetoast |ˈmɪlkˌtoʊst| — a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

milt |milt| — fish sperm or sperm-filled reproductive gland; having a creamy texture

mime |maɪm| — an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

mimeograph |ˈmɪmiəˌɡræf| — a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)

mimesis |mɪˈmiːsɪs| — the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature

mimetic |mɪˈmetɪk| — characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis

mimic |ˈmɪmɪk| — someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)

mimicker  — someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)

mimicry |ˈmɪmɪkri| — the act of mimicking; imitative behavior

mimosa |mɪˈmoʊzə| — evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers

minacious |mɪˈneɪʃəs| — threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

minaret |ˌmɪnəˈret| — slender tower with balconies

minatory |ˈmɪnətɔːri| — threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

mince |mɪns| — food chopped into small bits

mincemeat |ˈmɪnsmiːt| — spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat

mincer |ˈmɪnsər| — a kitchen utensil that cuts or chops food (especially meat) into small pieces

mincing |ˈmɪnsɪŋ| — affectedly dainty or refined

mind |maɪnd| — that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason

mind-bending |ˈmaɪnd bendɪŋ| — intensely affecting the mind especially in producing hallucinations

mind-blowing |ˈmɑɪnd ˌbloʊɪŋ| — intensely affecting the mind especially in producing hallucinations

mind-set |ˈmaɪndˌset| — a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

minded |ˈmaɪndɪd| — (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified

minder |ˈmaɪndər| — someone (usually in totalitarian countries) who is assigned to watch over foreign visitors

mindful |ˈmaɪndfl| — bearing in mind; attentive to

mindfully |ˈmaɪndfəli| — in a careful deliberate manner

mindfulness |ˈmaɪndflnəs| — the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities

mindless |ˈmaɪndləs| — lacking the thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being

mine |maɪn| — excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

minefield |ˈmaɪnfiːld| — a region in which explosives mines have been placed

minelayer |ˈmaɪnleɪər| — ship equipped for laying marine mines

miner |ˈmaɪnər| — laborer who works in a mine

mineral |ˈmɪnərəl| — solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

mineralize |ˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz| — convert into a mineral substance

mineralogist |ˌmɪnəˈrælədʒəst| — a scientist trained in mineralogy

mineralogy |ˌmɪnəˈrælədʒi| — the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them

Minerva |məˈnərvə| — (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena

minesweeper |ˈmaɪnswiːpər| — ship equipped to detect and then destroy or neutralize or remove marine mines

mingle |ˈmɪŋɡl| — to bring or combine together or with something else

mingle-mangle |ˈmæŋɡʌl| — a motley assortment of things

mingy |ˈmɪndʒi| — (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

mini |ˈmɪni| — a very short skirt

miniate |ˈmɪnɪˌeɪt| — paint with red lead or vermilion

miniature |ˈmɪnətʃər| — painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

miniaturist |ˈmɪnɪtʃərɪst| — someone who paints tiny pictures in great detail

minibus |ˈmɪnibʌs| — a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)

minicab |ˈmɪnikæb| — a minicar used as a taxicab

minify |ˈmɪnɪˌfaɪ| — make smaller

minim |ˈmɪnɪm| — a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters

minimal |ˈmɪnɪməl| — the least possible

minimalist |ˈmɪnɪməlɪst| — a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics

minimally |ˈmɪnɪməli| — to a minimal degree

minimization |mɪnəmaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position

minimize |ˈmɪnɪmaɪz| — make small or insignificant

minimized |ˈmɪnəˌmaɪzd| — reduced to the smallest possible size or amount or degree

minimum |ˈmɪnɪməm| — the smallest possible quantity

minimus |ˈmɪnəməs| — the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe

mining |ˈmaɪnɪŋ| — the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

minion |ˈmɪniən| — a servile or fawning dependant

miniskirt |ˈmɪniskɜːrt| — a very short skirt

minister |ˈmɪnɪstər| — a person authorized to conduct religious worship

ministerial |ˌmɪnɪˈstɪriəl| — of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's office

ministration |ˌmɪnəˈstreɪʃən| — assistance in time of difficulty

ministry |ˈmɪnɪstri| — religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)

minivan |ˈmɪnivæn| — a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car

miniver |ˈminəvər| — trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur

mink |mɪŋk| — the expensive fur of a mink

minnow |ˈmɪnoʊ| — very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams

minor |ˈmaɪnər| — a young person of either sex

minority |maɪˈnɔːrəti| — a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part

minster |ˈmɪnstər| — any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery

minstrel |ˈmɪnstrəl| — a singer of folk songs

minstrelsy |ˈmɪnstrəlsi| — a troupe of minstrels

mint |mɪnt| — (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

mintage |ˈmin(t)ij| — coins collectively

minter |ˈmɪntər| — a skilled worker who coins or stamps money

minuend |ˈminyəˌwend| — the number from which the subtrahend is subtracted

minuet |ˌmɪnjuˈet| — a stately court dance in the 17th century

minus |ˈmaɪnəs| — an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated

minuscule |ˈmɪnəskjuːl| — the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

minute |ˈmɪnɪt| — a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

minutely |maɪˈnuːtli| — in minute detail

minuteman |ˈmɪnɪtmæn| — an American militiaman prior to and during the American Revolution

minuteness |maɪˈnjuːtnəs| — the property of being very small in size

minutes |ˈmɪnəts| — a written account of what transpired at a meeting

minx |mɪŋks| — a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

Miocene |ˈmaɪəˌsin| — from 25 million to 13 million years ago; appearance of grazing mammals

miracle |ˈmɪrəkl| — any amazing or wonderful occurrence

miraculous |mɪˈrækjələs| — being or having the character of a miracle

miraculously |mɪˈrækjələsli| — in a miraculous manner

mirage |məˈrɑːʒ| — an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects

mire |ˈmaɪər| — a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

mirror |ˈmɪrər| — polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

mirth |mɜːrθ| — great merriment

mirthful |ˈmɝːθfəl| — full of or showing high-spirited merriment

mirthless |ˈmɜːrθləs| — lacking mirth

miry |ˈmaɪəri| — (of soil) soft and watery

misadventure |ˌmɪsədˈventʃər| — an instance of misfortune

misadvise |ˌmɪsədˈvaɪz| — give bad advice to

misalignment |ˌmɪsəˈlaɪnmənt| — the spatial property of things that are not properly aligned

misalliance |ˌmɪsəˈlaɪəns| — an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)

misanthrope |ˈmɪsənθroʊp| — someone who dislikes people in general

misanthropic |ˌmɪsənˈθrɑːpɪk| — believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

misanthropical |ˌmɪzənˈθrɒpɪkəl| — believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

misanthropist  — someone who dislikes people in general

misanthropy |mɪˈsænθrəpi| — hatred of mankind

misapplication |ˌmɪˌsæpləˈkeɪʃən| — wrong use or application

misapply |ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ| — apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly

misapprehend |ˌmisˌaprəˈhend| — interpret in the wrong way

misapprehension |ˌmɪsæprɪˈhenʃn| — an understanding of something that is not correct

misappropriate |ˌmɪsəˈproʊprieɪt| — appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

misappropriation |ˌmɪsəˌproʊpriˈeɪʃn| — the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

misbegotten |ˌmɪsbɪˈɡɑːtn| — born out of wedlock

misbehave |ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv| — behave badly

misbehavior |ˌmɪsbəˈheɪvjər| — improper or wicked or immoral behavior

misbehaviour |ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvjər| — improper or wicked or immoral behavior

misbelieve |ˈmɪsbɪˈliːv| — hold a false or unorthodox belief

misbeliever |ˌmɪsbəˈliːvər| — a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church

miscalculate |ˌmɪsˈkælkjuleɪt| — judge incorrectly

miscalculation |ˌmɪskælkjuˈleɪʃn| — a mistake in calculating

miscall |ˌmɪsˈkɔːl| — assign in incorrect name to

miscarriage |ˈmɪskærɪdʒ| — failure of a plan

miscarry |ˌmɪsˈkæri| — be unsuccessful

miscast |ˌmɪsˈkæst| — cast an actor, singer, or dancer in an unsuitable role

miscegenation |ˌmɪsɪdʒəˈneɪʃn| — reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)

miscellanea |ˌmɪsəˈleɪniə| — a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

miscellaneous |ˌmɪsəˈleɪniəs| — consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

miscellany |ˈmɪsəleɪni| — a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

mischance |ˌmɪsˈtʃæns| — an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

mischief |ˈmɪstʃɪf| — reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

mischief-maker |ˈmɪstʃiːf meɪkər| — someone who deliberately stirs up trouble

mischievous |ˈmɪstʃɪvəs| — naughtily or annoyingly playful

mischievousness |ˈmɪstʃɪvəsnəs| — an attribute of mischievous children

misconceive |ˌmɪskənˈsiːv| — interpret in the wrong way

misconception |ˌmɪskənˈsepʃn| — an incorrect conception

misconduct |ˌmɪsˈkɑːndʌkt| — bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

misconstruction |ˌmɪskənˈstrʌkʃn| — a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)

misconstrue |ˌmɪskənˈstruː| — interpret in the wrong way

miscount |ˌmɪsˈkaʊnt| — an inaccurate count

miscreant |ˈmɪskriənt| — a person without moral scruples

miscreate  — shape or form or make badly

misdate |ˌmɪsˈdeɪt| — assign the wrong date to

misdeal |ˌmɪsˈdiːl| — an incorrect deal

misdeed |ˌmɪsˈdiːd| — improper or wicked or immoral behavior

misdemeanor |ˌmɪsdəˈmiːnər| — a crime less serious than a felony

misdemeanour |ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnər| — a crime less serious than a felony

misdirect |ˌmɪsdəˈrekt| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

misdirection |ˌmɪsdəˈrekʃn| — an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge

misdo  — do wrongly or improperly

miser |ˈmaɪzər| — a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

miserable |ˈmɪzrəbl| — very unhappy; full of misery

miserably |ˈmɪzrəbli| — in a miserable manner

miserliness |ˈmaɪzəlɪnəs| — total lack of generosity with money

miserly |ˈmaɪzərli| — (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

misery |ˈmɪzəri| — a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

misfeasance |mɪsˈfiːzəns| — doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner

misfire |ˌmɪsˈfaɪər| — an explosion that fails to occur

misfit |ˈmɪsfɪt| — someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

misfortune |ˌmɪsˈfɔːrtʃuːn| — unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

misgive |misˈɡiv| — suggest fear or doubt

misgiving |ˌmɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ| — uneasiness about the fitness of an action

misgovern |ˌmɪsˈɡʌvərn| — govern badly

misguide |ˌmɪˈsɡaɪd| — lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

misguided |ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdɪd| — poorly conceived or thought out

mishandle |ˌmɪsˈhændl| — make a mess of, destroy or ruin

mishap |ˈmɪshæp| — an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

mishmash |ˈmɪʃmæʃ| — a motley assortment of things

misinform |ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔːrm| — give false or misleading information to

misinformation |ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃn| — information that is incorrect

misinterpret |ˌmɪsɪnˈtɜːrprɪt| — interpret falsely

misinterpretation |ˌmɪsɪntɜːrprɪˈteɪʃn| — putting the wrong interpretation on

misjudge |ˌmɪsˈdʒʌdʒ| — judge incorrectly

mislaid |ˌmɪsˈleɪd| — lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place

mislay |ˌmɪsˈleɪ| — place (something) where one cannot find it again

mislead |ˌmɪsˈliːd| — lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

misleading |ˌmɪsˈliːdɪŋ| — designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

mismanage |ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ| — manage badly or incompetently

mismanagement |ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒmənt| — management that is careless or inefficient

mismatch |ˌmɪsˈmætʃ| — a bad or unsuitable match

mismatched |ˌmɪsˈmætʃt| — (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents

misname |ˌmɪsˈneɪm| — assign in incorrect name to

misnomer |ˌmɪsˈnoʊmər| — an incorrect or unsuitable name

misogamy |mɪˈsɑːɡəmiː| — hatred of marriage

misogynist |mɪˈsɑːdʒɪnɪst| — a misanthrope who dislikes women in particular

misogyny |ˈmɪzədʒəni| — hatred of women

misplace |ˌmɪsˈpleɪs| — place (something) where one cannot find it again

misplaced |ˌmɪsˈpleɪst| — put in the wrong place or position

misprint |ˈmɪsprɪnt| — a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

mispronounce |ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns| — pronounce a word incorrectly

mispronunciation |ˌmɪsprəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən| — incorrect pronunciation

misquotation |ˌmɪskwoʊˈteɪʃən| — an incorrect quotation

misquote |ˌmɪsˈkwoʊt| — an incorrect quotation

misread |ˌmɪsˈriːd| — read or interpret wrongly

misreading |ˌmɪsˈriːdɪŋ| — misinterpretation caused by inaccurate reading

misrepresent |ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzent| — represent falsely

misrepresentation |ˌmɪsˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃn| — a misleading falsehood

misrepresented |ˌmɪsreprəˈzentəd| — having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented

misrule |ˌmɪsˈruːl| — government that is inefficient or dishonest

miss |mɪs| — a young female

missal |ˈmɪsl| — (Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year

missed |ˈmɪst| — not caught with the senses or the mind

misshapen |ˌmɪsˈʃeɪpən| — so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

missile |ˈmɪsl| — a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

missing |ˈmɪsɪŋ| — not able to be found

mission |ˈmɪʃn| — an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

missionary |ˈmɪʃəneri| — someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program

missioner |ˈmɪʃ(ə)nə| — someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

missis |ˈmɪsɪz| — informal term of address for someone's wife

missive |ˈmɪsɪv| — a written message addressed to a person or organization

misspell |ˌmɪsˈspel| — spell incorrectly

misspend |ˌmɪsˈspend| — spend time badly or unwisely

misstate |ˌmɪsˈsteɪt| — state something incorrectly

misstatement |ˌmɪˈsteɪtmənt| — a statement that contains a mistake

misstep |ˌmɪsˈstep| — an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

missus |ˈmɪsɪz| — informal term of address for someone's wife

missy |ˈmɪsi| — a young female

mist |mɪst| — a thin fog with condensation near the ground

mistake |mɪˈsteɪk| — a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

mistaken |mɪˈsteɪkən| — wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment

mistakenly |mɪˈsteɪkənli| — in a mistaken or erroneous manner

mister |ˈmɪstər| — a form of address for a man

mistime |ˌmɪsˈtaɪm| — time incorrectly

mistiness |ˈmɪstɪnəs| — cloudiness resulting from haze or mist or vapor

mistletoe |ˈmɪsltoʊ| — American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe

mistral |ˈmɪstrəl| — a strong north wind that blows in France during the winter

mistranslate |ˌmɪstrænzˈleɪt| — translate incorrectly

mistranslation |ˌmɪstrænsˈleɪʃən| — an incorrect translation

mistreat |ˌmɪsˈtriːt| — treat badly

mistreatment |ˌmɪsˈtriːtmənt| — the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

mistress |ˈmɪstrəs| — an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man

mistrial |ˌmɪsˈtraɪəl| — a trial that is invalid or inconclusive

mistrust |ˌmɪsˈtrʌst| — doubt about someone's honesty

mistrustful |ˌmɪsˈtrʌstfl| — openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

misty |ˈmɪsti| — filled or abounding with fog or mist

misunderstand |ˌmɪsʌndərˈstænd| — interpret in the wrong way

misunderstanding |ˌmɪsʌndərˈstændɪŋ| — putting the wrong interpretation on

misunderstood |ˌmɪsəndərˈstʊd| — wrongly understood

misuse |ˌmɪsˈjuːs| — improper or excessive use

mite |maɪt| — a slight but appreciable amount

miter |ˈmaɪtər| — joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner

Mithras |ˈmɪθræs| — ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god

mitigate |ˈmɪtɪɡeɪt| — lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

mitigation |ˌmɪtɪˈɡeɪʃn| — to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

mitigatory |mɪtəɡəˌtɔːriː| — moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear

mitosis |maɪˈtoʊsɪs| — cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes

mitral |ˈmaɪtrəl| — of or relating to or located in or near the mitral valve

mitre |ˈmaɪtər| — joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner

mitt |mɪt| — the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

mitten |ˈmɪtn| — glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together

mix |mɪks| — a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients

mix up |ˈmiks ˌəp| — assemble without order or sense

mix-up |ˈmiks ˌəp| — a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

mixed |mɪkst| — consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

mixed-up |ˈmik ˈˌstəp| — perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

mixer |ˈmɪksər| — a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

mixing |ˈmɪksɪŋ| — the act of mixing together

mixture |ˈmɪkstʃər| — (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

mizzenmast  — third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy

mizzle |ˈmizəl| — very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower