Definitions for absentˈæb sənt; æbˈsɛnt, ˈæb sənt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word absent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absent(adj)

    not being in a specified place

  2. lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)

    nonexistent

    "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"

  3. absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty(verb)

    lost in thought; showing preoccupation

    "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"

  4. absent, remove(verb)

    go away or leave

    "He absented himself"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absent(adj)

    being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present

  2. Absent(adj)

    not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent

  3. Absent(adj)

    inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air

  4. Absent(verb)

    to take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun

  5. Absent(verb)

    to withhold from being present

  6. Origin: [Cf. F. absenter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Absent

    abs′ent, adj. being away: not present: inattentive—v.t. (abs-ent′) to keep one's self away.—ns. Abs′ence, the state of being away or not present: want: inattention; Absentee′, one who is absent on any occasion: one who makes a habit of living away from his estate or his office; Absentee′ism, the practice of absenting one's self from duty or station, esp. of a landowner living away from his estate.—adv. Ab′sently. [L. absent-, pr.p. of absumab, away from, sum, esse, to be.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'absent' in Adjectives Frequency: #769

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sextus Propertius:

    Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.

  2. Sextus Propertius 54 BC-AD 2, Elegies, II, xix, 32:

    Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.

  3. Elizabeth Bowen:

    Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

  4. Libya Bernadino Leon:

    It's not one camp that is absent, it's some people from this camp.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

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