What does mistake mean?

Definitions for mistake
mɪˈsteɪkmis·take

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, faultnoun

    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, misapprehensionnoun

    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, mistakeverb

    part of a statement that is not correct

    "the book was full of errors"

  4. mistake, misidentifyverb

    identify incorrectly

    "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

  5. err, mistake, slipverb

    to make a mistake or be incorrect

Wiktionary

  1. mistakenoun

    An error; a blunder.

    Etymology: from mistaka

  2. mistakenoun

    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. mistakeverb

    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. mistakeverb

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

    Etymology: from mistaka

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mistakeverb

    to make or form amiss; to spoil in making

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

  2. Mistakeverb

    to take or choose wrongly

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

  3. Mistakeverb

    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. Mistakeverb

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

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

  5. Mistakeverb

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

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

  6. Mistakeverb

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

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

  7. Mistakenoun

    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. Mistakenoun

    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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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. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    We don’t need another on-the-job training, i’m glad the American people saw (Rubio’s debate performance) before they made another mistake.

  2. Ron Johnson:

    Instead of trying to improve communications, Ron Johnson said, it appears ICE and its parent agency, DHS, are trying to root out Ron Johnson source. Ron Johnson believes the whistleblowers could face retribution for the revelation. The federal government has a very poor record of retaliation, we’ve held numerous hearings about this. It is really quite shocking how often the federal government retaliates. But I certainly will not stand for it, and I certainly don’t think this committee will stand for any retribution against those who had the courage to come forward to reveal this incident. Federal law expressly protects federal employees who provide information to Congress. In the Dec. 3 incident, USCIS agents were investigating Marquez for marriage fraud, stemming from his 2014 union with Mariya Chernykh, a Russian national married to Farook’s brother. Rodriguez told Johnson’s committee that it was a mistake for his agency’s San Bernardino office to refuse entry to ICE investigators.

  3. Indianapolis Colts:

    Like many families, my wife and I faced fertility challenges, and I sought medical assistance, i specifically asked the doctor if the medication he prescribed for me would present a problem for NFL drug testing, and unfortunately, he incorrectly told me that it would not. I made the mistake of not calling the NFL or NFLPA to double-check before I took the medication at the end of last season.

  4. Abu Isma'il Al-Amriki:

    Do you think you’re at war with a small group of Mujahedeen in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other places? You are sadly mistaken. And do you think you can defeat us by bombarding our homes with the help of your drones and F-16s [and government groups]? Then again, you have sadly made a great mistake, oh America, indeed you are at war with all the true and sincere Muslims around the world.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face.

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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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