What does absentee mean?

Definitions for absentee
ˌæb sənˈtiab·sen·tee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absenteenoun

    one that is absent or not in residence


  1. absenteenoun

    A person who is absent from his or her employment, school, post, duty, etc.

  2. absenteenoun

    A landholder who lives in another district or country than the one in which his estate is situated.

  3. absenteenoun

    One that is nonextistent or lacking.

  4. absenteeadjective

    Pertaining to one that is absent.

  5. absenteeadjective

    Not in residence.

  6. Etymology: * First attested in 1537.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Absenteenoun

    He that is absent from his station or employment, or country. A word used commonly with regard to Irishmen living out of their country.

    Then was the first statute made against absentees, commanding all such as had land in Ireland, to return and reside thereupon. John Davies, on Ireland.

    A great part of estates in Ireland are owned by absentees, and such as draw over the profits raised out of Ireland, refunding nothing. Josiah Child, Discourse on Trade.


  1. absentee

    An absentee is an individual who is expected, due or supposed to be somewhere (like a meeting, event, school, or a vote) but does not attend or is missing. This term also refers to a person who owns a business or property but does not live in that area or attend to the day-to-day operations personally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absenteenoun

    one who absents himself from his country, office, post, or duty; especially, a landholder who lives in another country or district than that where his estate is situated; as, an Irish absentee


  1. Absentee

    Absentee are a band from London, signed to Memphis Industries. They are Dan Michaelson, Melinda Bronstein, Babak Ganjei, Laurie Earle and Che Albrighton.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absentee in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absentee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of absentee in a Sentence

  1. Chris Whitmire:

    Absentee ballots are out and people are already in-person absentee voting all over the state.

  2. Von Spakovsky:

    Georgia goes from four days to 11 days and yet what happened in the May 24th primary ? You had a huge increase in people voting with absentee ballots, in 2018, the last midterm elections, 13,000 Democrats in the state voted with absentee ballots. In this primary, with these new changes to the absentee ballot rules, including the ID requirement, 50,000 Democrats voted with an absentee ballot.

  3. Thea McDonald:

    President Trump has consistently and rightly said that where a voter can not make it to the polls, they should request an absentee ballot, the President has also correctly distinguished between chaos-ridden universal mail-in voting systems, like the one that led to California's train wreck primary, and traditional absentee mail voting systems, like the tried and true system in North Carolina — a distinction Democrats and many in the mainstream media purposely ignore to sow confusion.

  4. President Trump:

    North Carolina supporters're going on to win a tremendous election in November, to be exact November 3 in North Carolina, you can request absentee ballots right now. Absentee ballots are great.

  5. Ben Wikler:

    Extending the deadline for absentee ballots to be received would make a huge difference. Extending the window for courts to be able to count ballots would help make this election work. Removing the requirement to get a witness when you file your absentee ballot is common sense.

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