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Definition of "missing" []

  • Not present; absent. (adjective)
  • Lost: a missing person; soldiers missing in action. (adjective)
  • Lacking; wanting: This book has 12 missing pages. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "missing" in a sentence
  • "More than 8,100 remain missing from the Korean War, and 1,779 from Vietnam."
  • "With this accounting, 8,025 service members still remain missing from the conflict."
  • "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."