Definition of amiss adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈmɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmɪs//
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[not before noun] wrong; not as it should be She sensed something was amiss and called the police. He shone a light inside and saw nothing amiss. They had noticed something amiss with the engines. Word OriginMiddle English: probably from Old Norse á mis ‘so as to miss’, from á ‘on’ + mis (related to the verb miss).