Definition of missing in English:

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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: three local men were missing following a swimming accident
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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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Syllabification: miss·ing

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