Definition of missing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪsɪŋ/


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, nowhere to be found, absent, not present, gone, gone astray, unaccounted for
1.1Not present or included when expected or supposed to be: 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 from, not present in, not to be found in, lacking in, wanting from;
1.2(Of a person) absent from a place, especially their home, and of unknown whereabouts: he has been reported as a missing person
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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: four soldiers had been wounded and one man was missing 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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