not being in a specified place
lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)
"the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"
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"
go away or leave
"He absented himself"
being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present
not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent
inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air
to take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun
to withhold from being present
Origin: [Cf. F. absenter.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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 absum—ab, away from, sum, esse, to be.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'absent' in Adjectives Frequency: #769
The numerical value of absent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of absent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's not one camp that is absent, it's some people from this camp.
Genuinely skillful use of obscenities is uniformly absent on the Internet.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid.
The heart may think it knows better the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.
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Translations for absent
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- адсутны, адсутнічацьBelarusian
- отсъстващ, несъществуващ, отсъствамBulgarian
- absentCatalan, Valencian
- abwesend, fehlen, fernbleibenGerman
- ανύπαρκτος, απών, απουσιάζω, αφηρημένοςGreek
- ausente, ausentarse, distraídoSpanish
- absent, absenterFrench
- բացակա, անջատվածArmenian
- 欠席, いない, 持つ, 無いJapanese
- amens, absens, absumLatin
- ngaro, kaitu, takēMāori
- absen, pergiMalay
- uitgezonderd, afwezig, zonder, weg, vertrekken, behalve, zijn, verwijderen, verstrooidDutch
- de, ausente, inexistente, ausência, na, ausentarPortuguese
- neatent, neprezent, neexistent, absent, inexistentă, inexistent, absentă, distratRomanian
- отсутствующий, отсутствоватьRussian
- lơ đãng, vắng mặtVietnamese
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