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miss·ing

 (mĭs′ĭng)
adj.
1.
a. Not present; absent.
b. Lost: a missing person; soldiers missing in action.
2. Lacking; wanting: This book has 12 missing pages.

missing

(ˈmɪsɪŋ)
adj
1. not present; absent or lost
2. not able to be traced and not known to be dead: nine men were missing after the attack.
3. go missing to become lost or disappear

miss•ing

(ˈmɪs ɪŋ)

adj.
lacking, absent, or not found.
Idioms:
go missing, Chiefly Brit. to disappear; become lost: She's quite frantic - her ring has gone missing.
[1520–30]

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 missing is categorized as follows. a. beleaguered--The casualty is a member of an organized element that has been surrounded by a hostile force to prevent escape of its members. b. besieged--The casualty is a member of an organized element that has been surrounded by a hostile force, compelling it to surrender. c. captured--The casualty has been seized as the result of action of an unfriendly military or paramilitary force in a foreign country. d. detained--The casualty is prevented from proceeding or is restrained in custody for alleged violation of international law or other reason claimed by the government or group under which the person is being held. e. interned--The casualty is definitely known to have been taken into custody of a nonbelligerent foreign power as the result of and for reasons arising out of any armed conflict in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged. f. missing--The casualty is not present at his or her duty location due to apparent involuntary reasons and whose location is unknown. g. missing in action--The casualty is a hostile casualty, other than the victim of a terrorist activity, who is not present at his or her duty location due to apparent involuntary reasons and whose location is unknown. Also called MIA. See also casualty category; casualty status.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.missing - not able to be foundmissing - not able to be found; "missing in action"; "a missing person"
lost - no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"
2.missing - nonexistent; "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"

missing

adjective
2. absent, lacking, left out, not present, wanting in, not to be found in One name was missing from the list.
absent present, there, here, accounted for, to hand, on hand, at hand, in attendance

missing

adjective
1. Not present:
2. No longer in one's possession:
Translations
مَفْقودمَفْقُودٌ
pohřešovaný
manglende
kadonnut
nestao
eltûnt
sem vantar; sem er saknaî
あるべき所にない
못 찾고 있는
pogrešan
försvunnen
ซึ่งหายไป
mất tích

missing

[ˈmɪsɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= lost) [object] → perdido; [child, cat] → desaparecido, extraviado; [fisherman, explorer] → desaparecido
some companies help with missing luggagealgunas compañías te ayudan cuando se te pierde or extravía equipaje
an important document was found to be missingse descubrió que faltaba un importante documento
to go missingdesaparecer
2. (Mil) [soldier, plane] → desaparecido
missing (and) presumed deaddesaparecido y dado por muerto
missing in actiondesaparecido en combate
reported missingdeclarado como desaparecido
3. (= lacking) [piece, button, tooth] → que falta
fill in the missing wordscomplete las palabras que faltan
to be missingfaltar
two pieces are missingfaltan dos piezas
your shirt has a button missingte falta un botón en la camisa
B. CPD the missing link N (Anthropology, Zool) → el eslabón perdido; (= detail) → la pieza que faltaba
missing person Ndesaparecido/a m/f
I want to report a missing personquiero denunciar una desaparición

missing

[ˈmɪsɪŋ] adj
[thing] → manquant(e)
the missing part → la pièce manquante
to be missing → avoir disparu
My rucksack is missing → Mon sac à dos a disparu.
Some of her jewellery was still missing
BUT Certains de ses bijoux manquaient toujours.
Half his front teeth were missing
BUT La moitié de ses dents de devant manquait.
to go missing → disparaître
[climber, explorer, disaster victim] → disparu(e)
the search for the missing climber → les recherches de l'alpiniste disparu
to be missing → avoir disparu
Two members of the group are missing → Deux membres du groupe ont disparu.
One person is still missing
BUT Une personne est toujours recherchée.
missing in action [soldier, sailor, pilot] → disparu au combatmissing link nchaînon m manquantmissing person npersonne f disparueMissing Persons Bureau nbureau m des personnes disparues

missing

adj (= not able to be found) person, soldier, aircraft, boatvermisst; objectverschwunden; (= not there)fehlend; to be missing/have gone missingfehlen; (person, aircraft, boat etc) → vermisst werden; to go missing (person, aircraft, boat etc) → vermisst werden; (object) → verloren gehen; the coat has two buttons missing, two buttons are missing from the coatan dem Mantel fehlen zwei Knöpfe; my name is missing from the listmein Name fehlt auf der Liste; he has a tooth missinger hat eine Zahnlücke; we are £50 missinguns (dat)fehlen £ 50; the missing clue to his identityder Schlüssel zu seiner Identität; missing in actionvermisst; (Biol) → Missing link nt, → Übergangs- or Zwischenform f

missing

[ˈmɪsɪŋ] adj (not able to be found) → smarrito/a, perso/a; (not there) → mancante; (person, also) (Mil) → disperso/a
to be missing → mancare
to go missing → sparire
there are several books missing → mancano diversi libri
the missing link → l'anello mancante
missing in action (Mil) → disperso/a
missing person → disperso/a, scomparso/a
reported missing (Mil) → dato/a per disperso

miss

(mis) verb
1. to fail to hit, catch etc. The arrow missed the target.
2. to fail to arrive in time for. He missed the 8 o'clock train.
3. to fail to take advantage of. You've missed your opportunity.
4. to feel sad because of the absence of. You'll miss your friends when you go to live abroad.
5. to notice the absence of. I didn't miss my purse till several hours after I'd dropped it.
6. to fail to hear or see. He missed what you said because he wasn't listening.
7. to fail to go to. I'll have to miss my lesson next week, as I'm going to the dentist.
8. to fail to meet. We missed you in the crowd.
9. to avoid. The thief only just missed being caught by the police.
10. (of an engine) to misfire.
noun
a failure to hit, catch etc. two hits and two misses.
missing adjective
not in the usual place or not able to be found. The child has been missing since Tuesday; I've found those missing papers.
go missing
to be lost. A group of climbers has gone missing in the Himalayas.
miss out
1. to omit or fail to include. I missed her out (of the list).
2. (often with on) to be left out of something. George missed out (on all the fun) because of his broken leg.
miss the boat
to be left behind, miss an opportunity etc. I meant to send her a birthday card but I missed the boat – her birthday was last week.

missing

مَفْقُودٌ pohřešovaný manglende verschwunden αγνοούμενος desaparecido kadonnut manquant nestao scomparso あるべき所にない 못 찾고 있는 verdwenen savnet brakujący perdido отсутствующий försvunnen ซึ่งหายไป kayıp mất tích 失踪的

missing

a. desaparecido-a; extraviado-a.

missing

adj ausente; — tooth diente ausente
References in classic literature ?
After a grand rummage three of the missing articles were found, one over the bird cage, one covered with ink, and a third burned brown, having been used as a holder.
Some of the bricks were missing and the sidewalk was rough and irregular.
She told her to notice particularly if a fine linen handkerchief of Monsieur Ratignolle's, which was missing last week, had been returned; and to be sure to set to one side such pieces as required mending and darning.
It was of flesh; but whether the poor fellow still belongs to this world may well be doubted," said Heyward, glancing his eyes around him, and missing Chingachgook from their little band.
She was fain to have recourse to the prospect again to banish these thoughts, and this opened her eyes to the fact that her companions had been missing from the trail ahead of her for some time.
One glow of this kind, however, was often the precursor of gloom for many hours afterward; because, when the glow left him, he seemed conscious of a missing sense and power, and groped about for them, as if a blind man should go seeking his lost eyesight.
At this, after a second in which his head made the movement of a baffled dog's on a scent and then gave a frantic little shake for air and light, he was at me in a white rage, bewildered, glaring vainly over the place and missing wholly, though it now, to my sense, filled the room like the taste of poison, the wide, overwhelming presence.
In their gamesome but still serious way, one whispers to the other --"Jack, he's robbed a widow;" or,"Joe, do you mark him; he's a bigamist;" or,"Harry lad, I guess he's the adulterer that broke jail in old Gomorrah, or belike, one of the missing murderers from Sodom.
Seek out one Pip, who's now been missing long: I think he's in those far Antilles.
After the first meal nearly all the steel knives had been missing, and now every Negro had one, ground to a fine point, hidden in his boots.
I've got some preparations made,--and there are those that will help me; and, in the course of a week or so, I shall be among the missing, some day.
Why, she was as fresh as a squirrel; she had slept like the dead; and as for a bath, probably neither she nor any other noble in the land had ever had one, and so she was not missing it.