ALL meanings of absent

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  • adjective absent If someone or something is absent from a place or situation where they should be or where they usually are, they are not there. 3
  • adjective absent If someone appears absent, they are not paying attention because they are thinking about something else. 3
  • adjective absent An absent parent does not live with his or her children. 3
  • verb absent If someone absents themselves from a place where they should be or where they usually are, they do not go there or they do not stay there. 3
  • preposition absent If you say that absent one thing, another thing will happen, you mean that if the first thing does not happen, the second thing will happen. 3
  • adjective absent away or not present 3
  • adjective absent lacking; missing 3
  • adjective absent inattentive; absent-minded 3
  • verb absent to remove (oneself) or keep away 3
  • adjective absent not present; away 3
  • adjective absent not existing; lacking 3
  • adjective absent not attentive; absorbed in thought 3
  • verb transitive absent to keep (oneself) away 3
  • preposition absent in the absence of; lacking 3
  • adjective absent not there 1
  • noun absent not present at 1
  • adjective absent student, etc.: not present 1
  • adjective absent look: distracted 1
  • preposition absent without, lacking 1
  • transitive verb+reflexive pronoun absent leave 1
  • noun absent Not present in a place, at an occasion, or as part of something. 1
  • adjective absent not in a certain place at a given time; away, missing (opposed to present): absent from class. 1
  • adjective absent lacking; nonexistent: Revenge is absent from his mind. 1
  • adjective absent not attentive; preoccupied; absent-minded: an absent look on his face. 1
  • verb with object absent to take or keep (oneself) away: to absent oneself from a meeting. 1
  • preposition absent in the absence of; without: Absent some catastrophe, stock-market prices should soon improve. 1
  • noun absent (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Absentee; a person who is away on occasion. 0
  • verb absent (Transitive Verb) (now reflexive) Keep away; stay away; go away. 0
  • verb absent (Intransitive Verb) OBS Stay away; withdraw. 0
  • verb absent (Transitive Verb) (rare) Leave. 0
  • adjective absent (not comparable) Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present; missing. 0
  • adjective absent (not comparable) Not existing; lacking. 0
  • adjective absent (sometimes comparable) Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied. 0
  • preposition absent (law) In the absence of; without. 0
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