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

  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. Bree Butler:

    We need to keep guns in check and out of the way of those who can harm others and themselves, we don’t want to take away guns. What I mean is common sense solutions-making sure guns don’t fall into young children’s hands, locking guns in a safe place, reporting when guns go missing.

  2. Javier Luque:

    The specimen is spectacular, it is one of a kind. It's absolutely complete and is not missing a single hair on the body, which is remarkable.

  3. Mary Phillip:

    When you're a minority, no one is really asking you what your experiences feel like, so, in the BWPC, it's really about what we can do to amplify our voice and to provide our perspective because what we've reali?zed certainly in the last year is that it has been sorely missing in a lot of decision-making entities.

  4. Bill Janeway:

    We are in an environment of extraordinary low interest rates, of enormous quantities of liquidity looking for a return, there is the phenomenon of FOMO, fear of missing out on the next Facebook, the next Twitter.

  5. Markwayne Mullin:

    I am heading home, have we been helping get Americans out of Afghanistan, yes. Is the mission continuing, yes. Am I missing, no. Did I go dark for a little, yes because it wasn't safe to be communicating.

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