What does mistake mean?

Definitions for mistake
mɪˈsteɪkmis·take

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, fault(noun)

    a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

    "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

  2. mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehension(noun)

    an understanding of something that is not correct

    "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"

  3. error, mistake(verb)

    part of a statement that is not correct

    "the book was full of errors"

  4. mistake, misidentify(verb)

    identify incorrectly

    "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

  5. err, mistake, slip(verb)

    to make a mistake or be incorrect

Wiktionary

  1. mistake(Noun)

    An error; a blunder.

    Etymology: from mistaka

  2. mistake(Noun)

    A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place

    Etymology: from mistaka

  3. mistake(Verb)

    To understand wrongly, taking one thing for another, or someone for someone else.

    Sorry, I mistook you for my brother. You look very similar.

    Etymology: from mistaka

  4. mistake(Verb)

    To make an error, to do something in a wrong way.

    Etymology: from mistaka

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mistake(verb)

    to make or form amiss; to spoil in making

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

  2. Mistake(verb)

    to take or choose wrongly

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

  3. Mistake(verb)

    to take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

  4. Mistake(verb)

    to substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

  5. Mistake(verb)

    to have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

  6. Mistake(verb)

    to err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

  7. Mistake(noun)

    an apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

  8. Mistake(noun)

    misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it

    Etymology: [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.]

Freebase

  1. Mistake

    "Mistake" is a pop rock song by Stephanie McIntosh. It was released as the first single from her debut album Tightrope on 29 July 2006. "Mistake" was written by Tom Nichols and Rami Yacoub and Arnthor Birgisson and produced by the team at Maratone and Mixed by Niklas Flycht. The original title for "Mistake" was "Another Mistake". "Mistake" was released as the debut single from Tightrope in the UK and Ireland, where it was released on 25 June 2007 with McIntosh promoting the album there in June 2007. In its first week on the chart, "Mistake" entered the UK Singles Chart at #168, on downloads alone. Then after its physical release, it jumped 121 places to #47. It is her strongest single in and outside of Australia to date, although it didn't reach the top 40 anywhere outside Australia. "Mistake" is featured on the Australian version of the Bratz: Motion Picture Soundtrack. "Mistake" was also briefly used in two scenes in the Australian comedy show Summer Heights High.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mistake

    mis-tāk′, v.t. to understand wrongly: to take one thing or person for another.—v.i. to err in opinion or judgment.—n. a taking or understanding wrongly: an error.—adjs. Mistak′able; Mistak′en, understood wrongly: guilty of a mistake: erroneous: incorrect.—adv. Mistak′enly.—n. Mistak′ing (Shak.), a mistake.—And no mistake (coll.), without any manner of doubt: without fail; Be mistaken, to make or have made a mistake: to be misunderstood. [M. E. mistaken—Ice. mistaka, to take wrongly—mis-, wrongly, taka, to take.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2849

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2026

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Nouns Frequency: #879

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mistake' in Verbs Frequency: #1031

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How to say mistake in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mistake in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mistake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mistake in a Sentence

  1. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    The union has been expanded to the east. But it would be a tragic and a historic mistake to leave out the Balkan countries, the admission of Albania, Montenegro and Serbia into the Union must have priority.

  2. Tim Edwards:

    He was a highly compensated individual who made a mistake, and now he's dead because of it.

  3. Foreign Minister Reynders:

    You shouldn't always look somewhere else for reasons for what you're going through at home. We are tackling head on what is happening in some of our boroughs, when you have 130 dead in one city, it means something's gone wrong. It's a mistake, I think, to infer from that that what went wrong went wrong only abroad.

  4. Douglas Adams:

    It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

  5. Brian Heyworth:

    Make no mistake, we are still in the foothills on this journey, the positive thing is that more people are now asking for help, but we also need to accept that there are probably more people who need help too. The next phase of the challenge is creating the conditions where we can reverse that trend.

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Translations for mistake

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  • اساء الفهم, غلطة, خطأ, أخطأArabic
  • xəta, yanlış, səhvAzerbaijani
  • хатаBashkir
  • памылкаBelarusian
  • грешкаBulgarian
  • ནོར་འཁྲུལTibetan Standard
  • chyba, zaměnitCzech
  • misforstå, fejlDanish
  • Fehler, verwechselnGerman
  • λάθος, κάνω λάθος, σφάλμα, σφάλλωGreek
  • eraro, malinterpretiEsperanto
  • error, entender mal, equivocaciónSpanish
  • vigaEstonian
  • اشتباهPersian
  • kämmi, moka, virhe, fibaFinnish
  • mistak, villaFaroese
  • se tromper, faute, faire erreur, erreur, confondre, méprendreFrench
  • botún, déan dearmad, déan earráidIrish
  • טעות, שגיאה, שגגהHebrew
  • ग़लती, चूक, ग़लत करना, ग़लत फ़हमी, ग़लत समझना, भूलHindi
  • hiba, félreértHungarian
  • սխալվել, շփոթել, սխալ, խառնելArmenian
  • errorInterlingua
  • kesalahanIndonesian
  • eroro, miskonocarIdo
  • errore, sbagliare, fraintendere, confondere, sbaglioItalian
  • טעותHebrew
  • 間違い, 錯誤, 誤り, 過ち, ミス, エラーJapanese
  • შეცდომაGeorgian
  • ច្រឡំ, កំហុសKhmer
  • 錯覺, 착각, 오해하다, 실수하다, 잘못Korean
  • غه‌له‌ت, به‌غه‌له‌ت, غه‌له‌ت کردنKurdish
  • fallor, fallo, erro, error, erratLatin
  • klaidaLithuanian
  • kļūdaLatvian
  • грешкаMacedonian
  • चूकMarathi
  • feilNorwegian
  • onjuistheid, blunder, misverstaan, misverstand, in de fout gaan, verwisselen, fout, een fout maken, vergissingDutch
  • ta feil, tabbe, misforstå, feilNorwegian
  • pomyłka, pomylić, błąd, pomylić sięPolish
  • erro, confundir-se, engano, enganar-se, equivocar-se, errar, equívocoPortuguese
  • greșeală, greși, eroareRomanian
  • ошибка, ошибиться, ошибаться, приниматьRussian
  • अशुद्धि, त्रुटिSanskrit
  • погрјешка, pogreška, pogrijéšiti, грешка, grješka, грјешка, greška, pogrješkaSerbo-Croatian
  • chybaSlovak
  • zmota, napakaSlovene
  • begå, fel, missta, missförstå, miss, misstagSwedish
  • kosaSwahili
  • பிழை, தவறுTamil
  • పొరపాటు, తప్పుTelugu
  • иштибоҳTajik
  • ข้อผิดพลาด, ความผิดพลาด, ผิดพลาดThai
  • hata yapmak, yanlış yapmak, hata, yanlış anlamak, yanlış, hata etmekTurkish
  • помилкаUkrainian
  • غلط, غلط سمجھنا, غلطی, غلط فہمی, بھول, غلط کرناUrdu
  • nhầm lẫn, lỗi, sai lầmVietnamese
  • גרייַזYiddish
  • 错误Chinese

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