Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
There's a darkness under 'The Hangover' because ultimately there's a missing person and it's not really that funny. There's a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in 'Old School.'
Todd Phillips

Meaning of "missing person" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF MISSING PERSON

missing person  [ˈmɪsɪŋ ˈpɜːsən] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MISSING PERSON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Missing person is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MISSING PERSON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

missing person

Missing person

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and fate is not known. Laws related to missing persons are often complex, since in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful and long-lasting for family and friends. A person may be missing due to their own decision, accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found, or many other reasons. In some countries, missing persons' photographs are posted on bulletin boards, milk cartons, postcards, and websites, to publicize their description. A child may go missing for several different reasons. When trying to understand how to find and protect missing children, it is important to analyse the causes and effects of a child's disappearance. While criminal abductions are often the most commonly publicised cases of missing children, it only represents between 2–5% of missing children in Europe.

Definition of missing person in the English dictionary

The definition of missing person in the dictionary is a missing person is someone who has disappeared but is not known to be dead, and whose body has not been found.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MISSING PERSON


anchorperson
ˈæŋkəˌpɜːsən
barperson
ˈbɑːˌpɜːsən
cameraperson
ˈkæmrəˌpɜːsən
chairperson
ˈtʃɛəˌpɜːsən
cochairperson
ˌkəʊˈtʃeəˌpɜːsən
craftsperson
ˈkrɑːftspɜːsən
draftsperson
ˈdrɑːftsˌpɜːsən
gentleperson
ˈdʒɛntəlˌpɜːsən
handyperson
ˈhændɪˌpɜːsən
houseperson
ˈhaʊsˌpɜːsən
newsperson
ˈnjuːzˌpɜːsən
person
ˈpɜːsən
pitchperson
ˈpɪtʃˌpɜːsən
salesperson
ˈseɪlzˌpɜːsən
spokesperson
ˈspəʊksˌpɜːsən
sportsperson
ˈspɔːtsˌpɜːsən
tradesperson
ˈtreɪdzˌpɜːsən
unperson
ˈʌnpɜːsən
waitperson
ˈweɪtˌpɜːsən
weatherperson
ˈwɛðərˌpɜːsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MISSING PERSON

missile base
missile launcher
missileer
missileman
missilemen
missilery
missilry
missing
missing fundamental
missing link
Missing Persons
Missing Persons Bureau
missingly
missiology
mission
mission control
mission controller
mission creep
mission statement
missional

WORDS THAT END LIKE MISSING PERSON

Anderson
businessperson
Carson
Emerson
first person
first-person
Grierson
Henderson
in person
Jefferson
Kherson
lay person
Macpherson
McPherson
media person
non-person
Paterson
Peterson
Sanderson
second person
third person

Synonyms and antonyms of missing person in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «missing person» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF MISSING PERSON

Find out the translation of missing person to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of missing person from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «missing person» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

失踪人员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

persona desaparecida
570 millions of speakers

English

missing person
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लापता व्यक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشخص المفقود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

безвестно отсутствующим
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pessoa desaparecida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিখোঁজ ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

personne disparue
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

orang hilang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vermissten Person
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

行方不明者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실종
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wong sing ilang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người mất tích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காணாமல் போனவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हरवलेली व्यक्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kayıp kişi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

persona scomparsa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

osób zaginionych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безвісно відсутнім
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

persoană dispărută
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγνοουμένου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vermiste persoon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försvunnen person
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

savnet person
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of missing person

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MISSING PERSON»

The term «missing person» is regularly used and occupies the 65.630 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Regularly used
70
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «missing person» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of missing person
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «missing person».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MISSING PERSON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «missing person» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «missing person» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about missing person

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «MISSING PERSON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word missing person.
1
Todd Phillips
There's a darkness under 'The Hangover' because ultimately there's a missing person and it's not really that funny. There's a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in 'Old School.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MISSING PERSON»

Discover the use of missing person in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to missing person and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Missing Person
" "On one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafes, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog.
Patrick Modiano, 2005
2
Missing Person
The house in Caulfield Place, off Browning Street in Walworth, was haunted, or at least that's what the street kids said.
Mary Jane Staples, Mary Jane Staples, 2011
3
Missing Person: A Radio Play
Lessons cover listening with a purpose, predicting or preparing to listen, vocabulary, important details, main ideas, inferences, sequence of events, points of view, and specific information using the play as a catalyst
Karen Hunter Anderson, Kathleen Breugging, John Lance, 1983
4
Missing Person
Federico Sanchez. wrinkle, he felt his body in another small area. The fact that he didn't have his left arm but still felt it was proof that his brain was creating the illusion of an arm. By extension his body must also be an illusion, probably created ...
Federico Sanchez, 2009
5
The Missing Person
What follows is a tale of ecological warfare, bending sensibilities, and familial surprises as Lynn searches for her missing person. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Alix Ohlin, 2007
6
The Case of the Missing Person: How Finding Jesus of ...
My aim in part 1 of this book is to find the missing person Jesus of nazareth. it may come as a surprise to the reader to learn that Jesus of nazareth is in reality a missing historical person, probably the most famous missing person in history.
R. Earle Rabb, 2009
7
Missing Person
Don M Ulmer. Blackwood would be enough to drain him of whatever information he had on his cousin, Billy. It would leave plenty of time to return to the college for my eleven o'clock class. The estate was located on five acres stretching from ...
Don M Ulmer, 2005
8
DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass ...
Amanda C Sozer. Figure 5.2 Positive comparable data. data may include unique physical features such as body art, the presence of non-surgical objects within the remains that are documented by family or friends of the deceased, and/or ...
Amanda C Sozer, 2014
9
Introduction to Dutch Law
The same rule applies to the person about whose existence there is no certainty, i.e. a missing person. The difference between an absent and a missing person is not always easy to define. In principle absence is the result of the free will of the ...
Jeroen M. J. Chorus, P. H. M. Gerver, E. H. Hondius, 2006
10
Missing Person
Poems.
Adil J. Jussawalla, 1976

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MISSING PERSON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term missing person is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ross County's Missing Person's Taskforce contacted by Charleston …
Chillicothe police NBC4 Charleston police contacted the Missing Person's Taskforce and shared evidence from their case, but Chillicothe ... «NBC4i.com, Jul 15»
2
Missing Person Alert: Police search for disabled 40-year-old man
He's normally at his Kroger and FedEx jobs, and can be seen driving a white Toyota Corolla. No tag information has been given at this time. «WMC Action News 5, Jul 15»
3
Police appealing for info on missing person
Anyone with information on the missing person is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
4
Door County Sheriff's Office To Work With Family Attorney In Missing
Door County Sheriff's Office To Work With Family Attorney In Missing Person Case. 7/21/2015 1:45:00 PM. By Tim Kowols. The family of a missing doctor from ... «DoorCountyDailyNews.com, Jul 15»
5
After the Burial Guitarist Justin Lowe Reported Missing
His car has been located and he has been declared a missing person. An extensive search was done today in the area that his car was found ... «Loudwire, Jul 15»
6
Police looking for missing 13-year-old boy
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags Missing Person Fair Haven Isaac Voisine vermont. Comments ... «WPTZ The Champlain Valley, Jul 15»
7
Marlborough Police: Burglary; Missing Person; Arrest of Phoenix …
At 10:16 a.m., a missing person was reported, multi unit residence at 37 Maple St. At 12:58 p.m., police responded to a disturbance at 16 South ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
8
Lee sheriff's new Facebook page lists missing persons
The only difference, he said, is if a missing person needs medication or if the ... In 2014 there were a total of 738 missing person cases. «The News-Press, Jul 15»
9
VIDEO: Natick Memorial Beach missing person drill
A "live action" missing person drill took place Wednesday at Memorial Beach in Natick with the Recreation Department, Fire and Police ... «MetroWest Daily News, Jul 15»
10
Crockett County missing man found
CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Crockett County sheriff needs help looking for a missing person last seen around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. «WBBJ-TV, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Missing person [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/missing-person>. Nov 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z