Definitions for fugitiveˈfyu dʒɪ tɪv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fu•gi•tiveˈfyu dʒɪ tɪv(n.)
a person who is fleeing from prosecution or intolerable circumstances.
(adj.)having taken flight, or run away:
a fugitive convict.
dealing with subjects of passing interest, as writings; ephemeral:
wandering, roving, or vagabond.
Origin of fugitive:
1350–1400; ME fugitif < OF < L fugitīvus fleeing
fugitive, runaway, fleer(noun)
someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
"fugitives from the sweatshops"
fugitive, fugitive from justice(adj)
someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary(adj)
lasting for a markedly brief time
"a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"
(often followed by "from") a person who is fleeing or escaping from something
John was a fugitive
fleeing or running away
transient, fleeting or ephemeral
elusive or difficult to retain
Origin: From fugitif.
fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor
not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; -- applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea
one who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice
something hard to be caught or detained
Translations for fugitive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who is running away (from the police etc)
a fugitive from justice.
- fugitivoPortuguese (BR)
- der FlüchtlingGerman
- fuggitivo, evasoItalian
- flyktning, rømlingNorwegian
- 逃亡者Chinese (Trad.)
- втікач; дезертирUkrainian
- người chạy trốn hoặc lánh nạnVietnamese
- 逃亡者Chinese (Simp.)
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