missing

adjective
miss·​ing | \ ˈmi-siŋ How to pronounce missing (audio) \

Definition of missing

: absent also : lost missing in action

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Examples of missing in a Sentence

The new director has provided the missing ingredient that was needed for the show's success. the missing socks turned up in the dog's special hiding place
Recent Examples on the Web The area where Phillips and Pereira went missing has seen violent conflicts between fishermen, poachers, and government agents. DÉbora Álvares, BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2022 Williams went missing under suspicious circumstances from a recreational cabin on Lake Loma in July 1981, officials said. Fox News, 18 June 2022 The area where Phillips and Pereira went missing has seen violent conflicts between fishermen, poachers, and government agents. DÉbora Álvares, ajc, 18 June 2022 Kelleher was not reported missing and a ground search was limited due to hot weather. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 16 June 2022 Ford is recalling almost 3 million vehicles because of a damaged or missing part that could prevent the automobiles from shifting into the gear intended by the driver. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 16 June 2022 Ellie Barone will be Veronica, who’s mysteriously gone missing and becomes Jackie’s latest obsession. Carson Burton, Variety, 15 June 2022 According to Logan, Fretwell was discovered missing during a 5 p.m. check. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 12 June 2022 Instead, lose the fear and guilt about going after what’s missing and start to explore. Amy Blaschka, Forbes, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of missing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of missing was in the 14th century

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Dictionary Entries Near missing

missilery

missing

missing in action

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Last Updated

20 Jun 2022

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“Missing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missing. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for missing

missing

adjective
miss·​ing | \ ˈmi-siŋ How to pronounce missing (audio) \

Kids Definition of missing

1 : absent sense 1 Who is missing?
2 : lost sense 2 a missing book

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