The definition of a mistake is an error or misunderstanding.(noun)
An example of mistake is adding 25 and 32 and getting 51.
Mistake is defined as to misinterpret or to confuse someone with another person.(verb)
An example of mistake is for a person to think he sees his brother, when it is actually a stranger.
See mistake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME mistaken < ON mistaka, to take wrongly: see mis- & take
See mistake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English mistaken, to misunderstand
Origin: , from Old Norse mistaka, to take in error
Origin: : mis-, wrongly; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots
Origin: + taka, to take.
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