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. missing(adj)

    not able to be found

    "missing in action"; "a missing person"

  2. lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)

    nonexistent

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

Wiktionary

  1. missing(Adjective)

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

  2. missing(Adjective)

    (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. Missing(verb)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say missing in sign language?

  1. missing

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. Scott Cohen:

    If you've seen someone who's going to Sri Lanka for work and has posted a beautiful picture of Sri Lanka for work on Instagram, you've sat at your desk and thought to yourself :' Wouldn't Sri Lanka for work be fantastic if I could travel for work as well,' sri Lanka for work's the glamorized side that's entirely missing out these darker aspects.

  2. Eske Willerslev:

    This individual is the missing link of Native American ancestry.

  3. Carol Gabbard:

    [Obama] is completely missing the point of this radical Islamic ideology that’s fueling these people.

  4. Jan Dawson:

    To the extent that Microsoft's vision for Windows 10 is one operating system that runs on devices in all sorts of shapes and sizes, there's been a big piece missing in that vision so far, and that's phones, we've known Windows 10 was coming for phones, but we haven't seen all the details of what a smartphone designed for Windows 10 really looks like. Mobile is easily the largest and most important category of computing devices today, and Microsoft hasn't had a compelling story in this space for years now. This week is their chance to show they can still be relevant in mobile.

  5. Cheryl Horn:

    A large percentage of these missing girls are indigenous, but this is not just an indigenous problem. This is a human problem. And right now, I have a voice. You have a voice. Those who are missing do not have a voice, and we need to be that voice for them.

Images & Illustrations of missing

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