What does missing mean?

Definitions for missing
ˈmɪs ɪŋmiss·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. missingadjective

    not able to be found

    "missing in action"; "a missing person"

  2. lacking, absent, missing, wantingadjective

    nonexistent

    "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"

Wiktionary

  1. missingadjective

    Not able to be located; gone; absent; lost.

  2. missingadjective

    (of an internal combustion engine) To be running roughly due an occasional lack of a spark or other irregular fault

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missing

    of Miss

  2. Missingverb

    absent from the place where it was expected to be found; lost; wanting; not present when called or looked for

  3. Etymology: [From Miss, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Missing

    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

  1. Missing

    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

  1. missing

    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

  1. missing

    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

  1. missing

    Wanting; not present when called or looked for; lost; as, 100 soldiers are wounded and missing.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'missing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3491

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'missing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2576

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'missing' in Adjectives Frequency: #767

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of missing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of missing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of missing in a Sentence

  1. David Hill:

    All those first moments, all that he's missing out on, too.

  2. Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady:

    I continue to believe we’re missing an opportunity. I hope that we pick up that opportunity after today and can provide a comprehensive package that moves us forward.

  3. Michelle Jeanis:

    It's very hard to remain missing when the world is looking for you, or just your family. It is really, really difficult today to remain intentionally missing.

  4. Jill Marangoni:

    Their written language is really taking a hit right now, fifth graders that were strong writers in school, who would never have turned in anything without editing it first -- you see what the work they're turning in. It's missing capitals, it's missing punctuation, run on sentences -- just lacking that quality that they had at school and that they just don't have now.

  5. Karen Butcher:

    I had some jewelry that was missing and I thought one of his friends had come into my house, i would have never dreamed it was him. And then he stole from a friend and then he stole from a girlfriend.

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