mistake

  • 1 mistake — mis·take n 1: an unintentional error esp. in legal procedure or form that does not indicate bad faith and that commonly warrants excuse or relief by the court the court s power to revise a judgment because of fraud, mistake, or irregularity a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Mistake — Mis*take (m[i^]s*t[=a]k ), v. t. [imp. & obs. p. p. {Mistook} (m[i^]s*t[oo^]k ); p. p. {Mistaken} (m[i^]s*t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mistaking}.] [Pref. mis + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.] 1. To take or choose wrongly. [Obs. or R.] Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 mistake# — mistake vb Mistake, confuse, confound are comparable when they mean to mix up things, typically by taking one thing for another. One mistakes one thing for another when by an error of perception or of thought or as a result of a predisposition or …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 mistake — [mi stāk′] vt. mistook, mistaken or Obs. mistook, mistaking [ME mistaken < ON mistaka, to take wrongly: see MIS 1 & TAKE] 1. to understand or perceive wrongly; interpret or judge incorrectly [mistake someone s motives] 2. to tak …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Mistake — Mis*take (m[i^]s*t[=a]k ), n. 1. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct. [1913 Webster] Infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Mistake — Mis*take , v. i. To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error. [1913 Webster] Servants mistake, and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 mistake — [n] error, misunderstanding aberration, blooper*, blunder, boo boo*, bungle, confusion, delusion, erratum, false move, false step, fault, faux pas, flub*, fluff*, gaffe, illusion, inaccuracy, inadvertence, lapse, misapplication, misapprehension,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 mistake — ► NOUN 1) a thing that is incorrect. 2) an error of judgement. ► VERB (past mistook; past part. mistaken) 1) be wrong about. 2) (mistake for) confuse (someone or something) with …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 mistake — mis|take1 W2S2 [mıˈsteık] n 1.) something that has been done in the wrong way, or an opinion or statement that is incorrect →↑error mistake in ▪ We may have made a mistake in our calculations. ▪ a mistake in the law ▪ Ivan s work is always full… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 MISTAKE — A legal transaction requires that the making up of the mind (or the conclusive intention of the parties to close the bargain – gemirat ha da at) be demonstrated (see acquisition , Modes of). When it is apparent that one of the parties lacked such …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 11 mistake — mis|take1 [ mı steık ] noun count *** 1. ) something that you have not done correctly, or something you say or think that is not correct: make a mistake: I won t make the same mistake again! Don t worry, it s an easy mistake to make. correct a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 mistake — 1 /mi steIk/ noun (C) 1 INCORRECT ACTION/OPINION ETC something that has been done incorrectly, or an opinion or statement that is incorrect: Hitting the ball too hard in golf is a typical beginner s mistake. | make a mistake: I think you ve made… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 mistake — I UK [mɪˈsteɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms mistake : singular mistake plural mistakes *** Metaphor: Making a mistake is like falling over, or like being clumsy and dropping things. She stumbled over the speech. ♦ You tripped up there: what… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 mistake — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, colossal (esp. AmE), great, huge ▪ It is a great mistake to assume that your children will agree with you. ▪ bad, dreadful …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 mistake — I n. 1) to make a mistake 2) to correct, rectify a mistake 3) to excuse, forgive a mistake 4) a bad, costly, glaring, serious; fatal; foolish; minor, slight mistake 5) mistakes abound (on every page) 6) a mistake about; in (we made a mistake… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 mistake — In law, a misunderstanding or erroneous belief about a matter of fact (mistake of fact) or a matter of law (mistake of law). In civil cases, mistake is particularly important in the law of contract Mistakes of law have no effect on the validity… …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 17 Mistake — A mistake is an error. Mistake may also refer to: Mistake (contract law), or Honest mistake an excuse for non performance of a contract Mistake (criminal law), or mistake of fact, a defense to criminal charges on the grounds of ignorance of a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 mistake — Some unintentional act, omission, or error arising from ignorance, surprise, imposition, or misplaced confidence. A state of mind not in accord with reality. A mistake exists when a person, under some erroneous conviction of law or fact, does, or …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 20 mistake — [[t]mɪste͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ mistakes, mistaking, mistook, mistaken 1) N COUNT: oft N of ing, also by N If you make a mistake, you do something which you did not intend to do, or which produces a result that you do not want. They made the big mistake of… …

    English dictionary