Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: lettre missive 'letter intended to be sent'

missive

noun
     
Related topics: Mail
mis‧sive [countable] literary
TCM a letter - often used humorously:
An anonymous missive had been pushed under her door.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary