French translation of 'missing'
1. [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. Certains de ses bijoux manquaient toujours.
Half his front teeth were missing. La moitié de ses dents de devant manquait.
to go missing disparaître
2. [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. Une personne est toujours recherchée.
missing in action [soldier, sailor, pilot] disparu au combat
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Example Sentences Including 'missing'
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Monument has looked hard for your missing cash but still cannot find it.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It'll make up for yours going missing.The Glasgow Girls (1994)
He was a missing person for four days until the police finally established his identity.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Luck finds a missing ticket.The Sun (2016)
Which of the rafters is missing, presumed dead?The Sun (2009)
You can't put your finger on it but you know there is something missing today.The Sun (2015)
His missing left hand still tormented him more than did his injured knees or feet.Bomber (2006 (1970))
And yet... and yet... there is something missing.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The first viewer to ring in and name the missing person wins a day in a spa.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
A terminally ill mother has appealed for help to find her missing son's body before she dies.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
AN 11,000 reward is being offered to find a missing dog whose brother still waits for him two years on.The Sun (2016)
Although it is currently a missing persons inquiry, we have given it the same resources as a major investigation.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As the known number of dead mounted, rescue teams raced to find missing brothers, fathers and daughters.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Cops were still treating her as a missing person.The Sun (2016)
He said court battles between parties who want a missing person declared dead and those who do not are common.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Last night rescuers were battling to find at least 20 still missing.The Sun (2017)
More than 100,000 are thought to be dead or missing.The Sun (2008)
Police asked the public to report missing persons.The Sun (2012)
Senior officers admitted that kit was going missing.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
She said it was the second time her mother had filed a missing person report when she failed to turn up at home.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Six people were missing, presumed dead.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Some remain missing, presumed dead, beneath rubble.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They will use something like a missing dog to draw them in.The Sun (2013)
Yet some people who have had their passport go missing say the Passport Office shows a cavalier attitude to the problem.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Two were missing, presumed dead.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But something was missing, which left him restless.Christianity Today (2000)
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'missing' in Other Languages
British English: missing /ˈmɪsɪŋ/ ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is missing or has gone missing, they are not where you expect them to be, and you cannot find them.
His wallet was missing.
- American English: missing
- Arabic: مَفْقُودٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: perdido
- Chinese: 失踪的
- Croatian: nestao
- Czech: pohřešovaný
- Danish: manglende
- Dutch: verdwenen
- European Spanish: desaparecido perdido
- Finnish: kadonnut
- French: manquant
- German: verschwunden
- Greek: αγνοούμενος
- Italian: scomparso
- Japanese: あるべき所にない
- Korean: 못 찾고 있는
- Norwegian: savnet
- Polish: brakujący
- European Portuguese: perdido
- Romanian: lipsă
- Russian: отсутствующий
- Spanish: desaparecido
- Swedish: försvunnen
- Thai: ซึ่งหายไป
- Turkish: kayıp
- Ukrainian: зниклий
- Vietnamese: mất tích
Translation of missing from the Collins English to French Dictionary