What does absent mean?

Definitions for absent
ˈæb sənt; æbˈsɛnt, ˈæb səntab·sent

Here are all the 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    being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present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

How to pronounce absent?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say absent in sign language?

  1. absent

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

Examples of absent in a Sentence

  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. Mike Pompeo:

    America can't achieve its objectives, absent you all.

  4. Elizabeth Bowen:

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

  5. Libya Bernadino Leon:

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

Images & Illustrations of absent

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