differences between lose and miss
What is the diffrence between lose and miss?
To lose your keys means you cannot find them. If you say you miss your keys, then you notice you don't have them and may even long for them. Or to miss them would mean that you just walked by them and forgot to pick them up.
In a romantic context, to lose someone means you don't have them, that you have broken up with them, and that you might not ever get them back. But missing someone just means they are not with you at that particular moment and that you can be with them again soon. You might also miss your former lover if you lose them to someone else, but "missing" is the feeling, and losing is the state of the relationship.
In sports, if you swing at a ball and don't hit it, it is a miss or a strike, but if you lose the ball, that means the ball itself is gone (like if you hit it into the bleachers or out of the ballpark, or you lost the ball before the game and thus nobody can play).
When it comes to general opportunities, the words can mean the same thing, like missing a chance or losing a chance.
|link comment||answered May 27 '12 at 12:42 Courtney Contributor|
VERB: fail to keep possession of; mislay, misplace; be deprived of; be defeated, fail; be bereaved; suffer a loss; waste; miss; go in the wrong direction; become less effective or valuable, diminish
NOUN: failure to hit something; lack; omission, misfire; failure; evasion, avoidance
VERB: fail to strike (a target); be late, fail to be present; feel absence, long for; omit; avoid
SHORTLY I could say that miss is something you have lost it unconsciously or you didn't have it at past and lose is to tort consciously.
|link comment||answered May 26 '12 at 08:00 hadi New member|
There are limited meanings for lose: it can refer to losing a thing, such as "Don't lose your money"; It can refer to being unsuccessful in a game "Don't lose the cricket match."
Miss can have a few more meanings. Where it overlaps with "lose" is in the sense of not having something that you used to have. It expresses an emotion. I miss my friend; he moved away. "Miss" can also be used in the sense of being late for something such as "I missed the train. It left at 10:00 and I didn't get to the station until 10:15."
|link comment||answered May 28 '12 at 11:04 sanjay Expert|
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