The main difference between Miss and Madam is that the Miss is a honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman and Madam is a polite form of address for women, especially in American English.
Miss (pronounced ) is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman (not using another title such as “Doctor” or “Dame”). Originating in the 17th century, it is a contraction of mistress, which was used for all women. A period is not used to signify the contraction. Its counterparts are Mrs., usually used only for married women, and Ms., which can be used for married or unmarried women.
The plural Misses may be used, such as in The Misses Doe. The traditional French “Mesdemoiselles” (abbreviation “Mlles”) may also be used as the plural in English language conversation or correspondence. In Australian schools the term miss is used interchangeably with female teacher.
Madam , or, as French, madame or , is a polite form of address for women, often contracted to ma’am . The abbreviation is “Mme” or “Mme” or “Mdm” and the plural is mesdames (abbreviated “Mmes” or “Mmes” or “Mdms”). The term was borrowed from the French madame (French pronunciation: [maˈdam]), which means “my lady”.
To fail to hit.
“I missed the target.”
“I tried to kick the ball, but missed.”
To fail to achieve or attain.
“to miss an opportunity”
To feel the absence of someone or something, sometimes with regret.
“I miss you! Come home soon!”
To fail to understand or have a shortcoming of perception.
“miss the joke”
To fail to attend.
“Joe missed the meeting this morning.”
To be late for something (a means of transportation, a deadline, etc.).
“I missed the plane!”
To be wanting; to lack something that should be present. transivity?
“The car is missing essential features.”
To fail to help the hand of a player.
“Player A: J7. Player B: Q6. Table: 283. The flop missed both players!”
To fail to score (a goal).
To go wrong; to err.
To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
A failure to hit.
A failure to obtain or accomplish.
An act of avoidance (used with the verb give).
“I think I’ll give the meeting a miss.”
The situation where an item is not found in a cache and therefore needs to be explicitly loaded.
A title of respect for a young woman (usually unmarried) with or without a name used.
“You may sit here, miss.”
“You may sit here, Miss Jones.”
An unmarried woman; a girl.
A kept woman; a mistress.
In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player.
A polite form of address for a woman or lady.
“Mrs Grey wondered if the outfit she was trying on made her look fat. The sales assistant just said, “It suits you, madam”.”
“Later, Mrs Grey was sitting in her favourite tea shop. “Would madam like the usual cream cakes and patisserie with her tea?” the waitress asked.”
The mistress of a household.
A conceited or quarrelsome girl.
“Selina kept pushing and shoving during musical chairs. The nursery school teacher said she was a bad-tempered little madam.”
A woman who runs a brothel, particularly one that specializes in finding prostitutes for rich and important clients.
“After she grew too old to work as a prostitute, she became a madam.””
To address as “madam”.