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Webster 1913 Edition


Misplace

Mis-place′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Misplaced
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Misplacing
.]
1.
To put in a wrong place; to set or place on an improper or unworthy object;
as, he
misplaced
his confidence
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Misplace

MISPLA'CE

,
Verb.
T.
To put in a wrong place; as, the book is misplaced.
1.
To place on an improper object; as, he misplaced his confidence.

Definition 2021


misplace

misplace

English

Verb

misplace (third-person singular simple present misplaces, present participle misplacing, simple past and past participle misplaced)

  1. (transitive) To put something somewhere and then forget its location; to mislay
  2. (figuratively) To apply one's talents inappropriately.
  3. To put something in the wrong location.

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