Definition of missing in English:


Syllabification: miss·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmisiNG


  • 1(Of a thing) not able to be found because it is not in its expected place: a quantity of cash has gone missing
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    • But several of these vital bits of kit have gone missing and local pharmacists are keen to track them down.
    • They say it had gone missing four years ago… when King Joseph's son disappeared.
    • And, of course, I'm not expecting to see the missing item tomorrow either.
    lost, mislaid, misplaced, absent, gone (astray), gone AWOL, unaccounted for; disappeared, vanished
  • 1.1Not present or included when expected or supposed to be: passion was an element that had been missing from her life for too long you can fill in the missing details later
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    • The voice of youth is notably missing from most discussions of uniforms.
    • Is there anything missing from our website that you'd like to see?
    • This charisma factor is definitely missing from the rest of the cast.
    absent, not present, lacking, wanting
  • 1.2(Of a person) absent from a place, especially home, and of unknown whereabouts: she alerted police that her son was missing
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    • There is still a search out for any information that can lead to the whereabouts of the missing student.
    • Police have appealed for information about two teenage girls who went missing last weekend.
    • The media can certainly help, and they can help find missing people.
  • 1.3(Of a person) not yet traced or confirmed as alive, but not known to be dead, after an accident or during wartime: servicemen listed as missing in action
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    • It was like someone being missing in action, or at sea: you don't know when it's over.
    • He was taken to the morgue at Denpasar General Hospital, where he searched the dead to locate missing soldiers.
    • The number of Australians confirmed dead or missing stands at 103, Australian officials say.

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