What does abscond mean?

Definitions for abscondæbˈskɒnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abscond.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off(verb)

    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

    "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"


  1. abscond(Verb)

    To flee; to withdraw from.

  2. abscond(Verb)

    To depart secretly; to hide from; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution :

  3. abscond(Verb)

    To hide [something], to conceal [something]; to take away [something] :

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1565.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abscond(verb)

    to hide, withdraw, or be concealed

  2. Abscond(verb)

    to depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor

  3. Abscond(verb)

    to hide; to conceal

  4. Origin: [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs + condere to lay up; con + dre (only in comp.) to put. Cf. Do.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abscond

    abs-kond′, v.i. to hide, or quit the country, in order to escape a legal process. [L. abscondĕre, abs, from or away, condĕre, to hide.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abscond in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abscond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andy Burnham:

    The system has failed because it allowed him to abscond to Syria, even if the correct procedures were followed, I have evidence that they were far too weak.

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Translations for abscond

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • укривам се, измъквам се, заминавам тайно, избягвам, отдръпвам се отBulgarian
  • davonmachen, verstecken, zurückziehenGerman
  • evadir, fugarse, huir, fugarSpanish
  • گريختن, پنهان شدنPersian
  • karataFinnish
  • lateo, latitoLatin
  • vertrekken, wegrennenDutch
  • stikke av, rømmeNorwegian
  • zbiec, ukryć się przed, uniknąć, uciec od, uciecPolish
  • esconder, ocultar, se, evadir, fugirPortuguese
  • избегать, скрыва́ть, уклонятьсяRussian
  • rymma, lämna, avvika, gömma sigSwedish
  • çekilmek, tüymek, kaçmak, saklanmak, sıvışmakTurkish

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