Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not present; absent.
  • adjective Lost.
  • adjective Lacking; wanting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Want; lack.
  • To sing amiss.
  • Not present or not found; absent: gone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Absent from the place where it was expected to be found; lost; lacking; wanting; not present when called or looked for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of miss.
  • adjective Not able to be located; gone; absent; lost.
  • adjective To be running roughly due an occasional lack of a spark or other irregular fault

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective nonexistent
  • adjective not able to be found

Etymologies

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Examples

  • More than 8,100 remain missing from the Korean War, and 1,779 from Vietnam.

    Alex Ramon Jimenez

  • More than 8,100 remain missing from the Korean War, and 1,779 from Vietnam.

    Byron W. Fouty

  • Owing to your world-view, you are sensitive to issues like under-representation and rightfully lament what you have witnessed all your life; poor people and more specifically, people of color for the most part are once again missing from the table.

    Blogosphere Racist?

  • With this accounting, 8,025 service members still remain missing from the conflict.

    Remains Returned List WWII

  • More than 220 personnel from Florida alone remain missing from the Vietnam, Korea and Cold

    Weissmueller, Courtney E.

  • The scaly escape artist has been named Mia, inspired by the phrase "missing in action," in an online vote sponsored by the Daily News and the

    NY Daily News

  • Henry Kuloba, 27, a lawyer, was among those who said he found his name missing from the rolls in Kampala.

    latimes.com - News

  • The NFL announced the 65 underclassmen who have been declared eligible for the 2012 draft, and there's a name missing from that list that will certainly have people interested: Chris Polk.

    The Seattle Times

  • The name, inspired by the phrase "missing in action," was revealed on the website of the New York Daily News.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • The scaly escape artist has been named Mia, inspired by the phrase "missing in action," in an online vote sponsored by the Daily News and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

    NY Daily News

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