mis·​set | \ ˌmis-ˈset How to pronounce misset (audio) \
variants: or mis-set
misset or mis-set; missetting\ ˌmis-​ˈse-​tiŋ How to pronounce missetting (audio) \ or mis-setting

Definition of misset

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to set (something) wrongly … whose low moment of the games came when she fell on the vault, then later learned the apparatus had been misset by two inches.— Todd Jacobson … the landing gear problem in Boston had been caused by a … mechanic who was told by an F.A.A. inspector to examine the gear, and in doing so had mis-set a switch …— Matthew L. Wald
2 Scottish, old-fashioned : to put out of sorts : displease "I did not say frighted, now—I only said mis-set wi' the thing …"— Walter Scott



Definition of mis-set (Entry 2 of 2)

: set or placed incorrectly a mis-set thermostat The recall itself came to fruition this week. The problem? Missing or mis-set piston rings that can cause engine failure.Argus Leader

First Known Use of misset


1567 , in the meaning defined at sense 2


1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misset was in 1567

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an act or instance of returning to life

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