misdirect etymology

English word misdirect comes from English direct, English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.)

Detailed word origin of misdirect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
direct English (eng) (astronomy) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; said of the motion of a celestial body.. (aviation, travel) having a single flight number.. (political science) Pertaining to, or effected immediately by, action of the people through their votes instead of through one or more representatives or delegates.. [...]
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
misdirect English (eng) To direct something wrongly. To put the incorrect address on a mail item.

Words with the same origin as misdirect

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse