AskDefine | Define misplace

Dictionary Definition



1 place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses" [syn: mislay, lose]
2 place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; "misplaced modifiers"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To put something somewhere and then forget its location.
  2. To apply one's talents inappropriately.


To put something somewhere and then forget its location
  • Finnish: kadottaa, hukata
  • German: verlegen
  • Norwegian: forlegge
To apply one's talents inappropriately
  • Norwegian: misforstå
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