What does missing mean?

Definitions for missing
ˈmɪs ɪŋmiss·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word missing.

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

    Etymology: [From Miss, v. i.]

  2. Missingverb

    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.]

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

How to pronounce missing?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Osman Suzen:

    Several families appealed to the authorities ... saying their sons are missing and they suspect they went to Syria and joined Islamic State, this problem has been around since 2013 and no proper or effective investigation has so far been made.

  2. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    We don't have any indications right now that the screening process for Miss Malik was any different than it is for any fiancée or that there were any things missing inside this very vigorous screening process, ... If we find areas where that process needs to be improved, or mistakes that might have been made, we'll be accountable for that and make the proper changes.

  3. Mitt Romney:

    In terms of what happens in 2020, we’re going to wait and see who runs, if I had to make that decision today, I’d be missing the opportunity to find out what they’re going to do for Utah. Romney and Trump have maintained an uneasy relationship. Romney attacked Trump during the GOP primary campaign, calling him.

  4. Rob Morin:

    Each year we hang out tomatoes and strawberries in front of our house, this year after many were ripe, we noticed they were going missing. We first thought it was the squirrels, but normally the squirrels leave a mess and there was not a mess on the ground where the plants were.

  5. Edinson Cavani:

    Luis was very sad, he ended up missing in a decisive moment but that's football and life, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. We have won the Copa before but today we have to accept that we are out.

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