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Origin and Meaning of Mistake

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Mis*take"
  1. To take or choose wrongly.(Obs. or R)
  2. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning. "My father's purposes have been mistook." [Shak.]
  3. To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another."A man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it." [Johnson.]
  4. To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge." Mistake me not so much, To think my poverty is treacherous." [Shak.]

Etymology: Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka

verb Mis*take"
To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
noun Mis*take"
  1. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct."Infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all possibility of mistake." [Tillotson.]
  2. [Law] Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.
    synonyms: Blunder; error; bull. See Blunder.
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  1. A wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention ("he made a bad mistake")
  2. An understanding of something that is not correct ("he wasn't going to admit his mistake" and "make no mistake about his intentions")
  3. Part of a statement that is not correct
  4. To make a mistake or be incorrect
  5. Identify incorrectly ("Don't mistake her for her twin sister")

From Middle English mistaken, from Old Norse mistaka (“to take in error, to miscarry”), equivalent to mis- +‎ take. Cognate with Icelandic mistaka (“to mistake”), Swedish misstaga (“to mistake”).

  1. An error; a blunder.
  2. (baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard-to-hit location, but instead ends up in an easy-to-hit place.

Fun Facts about the name Mistake

  • How unique is the name Mistake? Out of 5,743,017 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Mistake was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Mistake: Your name in reverse order is Ekatsim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Teikasm. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Mistake mean?

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Tis for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Past life for Mistake born Jul 28, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Austria approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.