mislay

verb
mis·​lay | \ˌmis-ˈlā \
mislaid\-​ˈlād \; mislaying

Definition of mislay 

transitive verb

: to put in an unremembered place : lose he mislaid his car keys

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Synonyms for mislay

Synonyms

lose, misplace

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Examples of mislay in a Sentence

I'm always mislaying my bus pass.

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Muhammad Faraz, 36, of the 3700 block of Salem Walk, Northbrook, was charged on May 30 with theft of lost or mislaid property after an investigation in the 1700 block of Milwaukee Avenue. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Rented Ford Explorer not returned to Glenview dealership," 5 June 2018 In a related action, Donnailla Dismukes, 32, and James Gaston, 29, both of Sauk Village, were charged with stealing lost or mislaid property after each drove the vehicle upon which Jimerson had loaded the generators, police said. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Southland police blotter," 3 July 2018 Markeita Goodman, 28, of the 1400 block of Foster Street, Evanston, was charged on May 8 with theft of lost or mislaid property for an incident that occurred in April in the 100 block of Waukegan Road. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Police: $1,200 in alcohol, merchandise stolen from Glenview store," 11 May 2018 Van is the one who pulls Earn toward responsibility and stability, out of bad decisions and mislaid schemes and back into the real world. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Zazie Beetz Can’t Be Bothered," 1 Mar. 2018 Some, however, think the fixation on Winslet's statements is mislaid and missing the point. Evelyn Wang, Glamour, "Kate Winslet Says She Deliberately Didn't Thank Harvey Weinstein in Her 2009 Oscar Speech," 16 Oct. 2017 However, bank guarantees can get mislaid, and some find the process of handling them to be too laborious and slow. David Meyer, Fortune, "Microsoft’s Blockchain Experiments Expand to Digital Bank Guarantees," 7 Sep. 2017 A GOOD fit is everything, stylists often counsel, but in assessing its market America’s fashion business appears to have mislaid the measuring tape. The Economist, "The forgotten majorityThe fashion industry pays attention to plus-size women," 13 July 2017 Taylor was also charged with theft of lost or mislaid property for an incident that occurred in the 400 block of Lake Street. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Police reports: Three teens steal iPhone from pedestrian on South Boulevard," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of mislay

1614, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mislay was in 1614

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mislay

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mislay

: to lose (something) for a short time by forgetting where you put it

mislay

verb
mis·​lay | \mis-ˈlā \
mislaid\-​ˈlād \; mislaying

Kids Definition of mislay

: to put in a place later forgotten : lose “Nobody stole your motorcycle,” answered the boy's mother … “You just mislaid it.”— Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle

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