What does absent mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absentadjective

    not being in a specified place

  2. lacking, absent, missing, wantingadjective

    nonexistent

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

  3. absent, absentminded, abstracted, scattyverb

    lost in thought; showing preoccupation

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

  4. absent, removeverb

    go away or leave

    "He absented himself"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absentadjective

    being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present

    Etymology: [Cf. F. absenter.]

  2. Absentadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. absenter.]

  3. Absentadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. absenter.]

  4. Absentverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. absenter.]

  5. Absentverb

    to withhold from being present

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. absent

    A term used in military returns in accounting for the deficiency of any given number of officers or soldiers, and is usually distinguished under two heads, viz.: Absent with leave, such as officers with permission, or enlisted men on furlough. Absent without leave; men who desert are sometimes reported absent without leave, to bring their crimes under cognizance of regimental, garrison, or field-officers’ courts; thus, under mitigating circumstances, trial by general court-martial is avoided. Absence without leave entails forfeiture of pay during such absence, unless it is excused as unavoidable. An officer absent without leave for three months may be dropped from the rolls of the army by the President, and is not eligible to reappointment.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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. Peter Cecchini:

    We think there will selling of banks over the course of 2016, with corporate credit secondary market liquidity non-existent and with wage growth absent, bank lending standards are likely to tighten, not loosen.

  2. Cicero:

    The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.

  3. Mutinta Handondo:

    It was difficult when six or eight girls were absent (every month), it meant repeating the same topic for some time, so our learning was a challenge.

  4. Sean McElwee:

    Enforcing what( the campaigns) have tried to enforce is really impossible absent a really powerful progressive organization that can serve as a sort of broker to represent progressive interests as a whole.

  5. Robert Copeland:

    To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.

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