Definitions for misplacemɪsˈpleɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mis•placemɪsˈpleɪs(v.t.)-placed, -plac•ing.

  1. to put in a wrong place.

  2. to put in a place afterward forgotten; lose; mislay.

  3. to place or bestow improperly, unsuitably, or unwisely:

    to misplace one's trust.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misplace, mislay, lose(verb)

    place (something) where one cannot find it again

    "I misplaced my eyeglasses"

  2. misplace(verb)

    place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position

    "misplaced modifiers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. misplace(verb)ɪsˈpleɪs

    to put sth in a place where you cannot find it

    She had misplaced her cell phone.


  1. misplace(Verb)

    To put something somewhere and then forget its location; to mislay

  2. misplace(Verb)

    To apply one's talents inappropriately.

  3. misplace(Verb)

    To put something in the wrong location.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misplace(verb)

    to put in a wrong place; to set or place on an improper or unworthy object; as, he misplaced his confidence

Translations for misplace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to lose, mislay.

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