Meaning of MISTAKE in English


n. & v.


1. an incorrect idea or opinion; a thing incorrectly done or thought.

2 an error of judgement. (past mistook; past part. mistaken)

1. misunderstand the meaning or intention of (a person, a statement, etc.).

2 (foll. by for) wrongly take or identify (mistook me for you).

3 choose wrongly (mistake one's vocation).

Phrases and idioms:

and (or make) no mistake colloq. undoubtedly. by mistake accidentally; in error. there is no mistaking one is sure to recognize (a person or thing).


mistakable adj. mistakably adv.

Etymology: ME f. ON mistaka (as MIS-(1), TAKE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.