not able to be found
"missing in action"; "a missing person"
lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)
"the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"
Not able to be located; gone; absent; lost.
(of an internal combustion engine) To be running roughly due an occasional lack of a spark or other irregular fault
Etymology: [From Miss, v. i.]
absent from the place where it was expected to be found; lost; wanting; not present when called or looked for
Etymology: [From Miss, v. i.]
Missing is a 1982 American drama film directed by Costa Gavras, and starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea and Charles Cioffi. It is based on the true story of American journalist Charles Horman, who disappeared in the bloody aftermath of the US-backed Chilean coup of 1973 that deposed the democratically elected socialist President Salvador Allende. The film was banned in Chile during Pinochet's dictatorship, even though neither Chile nor Pinochet are ever mentioned by name.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mis′ing, adj. absent from the place where it was expected to be found: lost: wanting.—adv. Miss′ingly (Shak.), with a sense of loss.—Missing link (see Link). [See Miss (v.).]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A casualty status for which the United States Code provides statutory guidance concerning missing members of the Military Services. Excluded are personnel who are in an absent without leave, deserter, or dropped-from-rolls status. A person declared
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
If a vessel is not heard of within six months after her departure (or after the last intelligence of her) from any port in Europe, and within twelve months from other parts of the world, she is deemed to be lost. Presumptive proof will suffice if none of her crew appear.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Wanting; not present when called or looked for; lost; as, 100 soldiers are wounded and missing.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Missing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3491
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Missing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2576
Rank popularity for the word 'Missing' in Adjectives Frequency: #767
The numerical value of Missing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Missing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Missing in a Sentence
Immigration's not a problem, while the political fights are going on we're missing this opportunity.
After her pregnancy, Serena had to rebuild her body. When she arrived at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, around April 30, we realized that she was not ready yet, the time she lost after the delivery, with all the medical issues she had to go through, was missing.
So far, the death toll stands at 176 people and we fear the number will rise because several are missing and some parts are inaccessible.
Again, in retrospect, perhaps we would have done things differently but his suicide attempts were back in '08 and '09. This was 2015. I don't know that the physician knew about the missing person report, and we weren't there at the time to see what actually happened. That's one of the challenges with looking at medical records afterward and why it's so important to do good documentation.
It is basic character, realizing, feeling the pains, the difficulties of the people that you wish to lead, and that is missing.
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