[mis-uh l] /ˈmɪs əl/
(sometimes initial capital letter) Roman Catholic Church. the book containing the prayers and rites used by the priest in celebrating Mass over the course of the entire year.
any book of prayers or devotions.
(RC Church) a book containing the prayers, rites, etc, of the Masses for a complete year
c.1300, from Old French messel “book of the Mass” (12c.) an ddirectly from Medieval Latin missale, neuter of adjective missalis “pertaining to the Mass,” from Late Latin missa “Mass” (see mass (2)).
noun 1. a lectern for a missal, especially one on an altar.
[mis-sey] /mɪsˈseɪ/ verb (used with object), missaid, missaying. 1. to say or speak ill of; vilify; slander. 2. to say wrongly. verb (used without object), missaid, missaying. 3. to speak wrongly or incorrectly.
- Miss by a mile
Fall short, fail by a considerable amount, as in Your guess as to the winner missed by a mile. This expression employs miss in the sense of “fail to hit something aimed at,” a usage dating from the late 1400s, and by a mile for a great distance or interval, so used since Shakespeare’s day.
- Missed abortion
missed abortion n. An abortion in which the fetus dies but is retained within the uterus for two months or longer.