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Meaning & Definition of Absent in English

English

Absent

/æbsənt/

verb

1. Go away or leave

  • "He absented himself"
    synonym:
  • absent
  • ,
  • remove

adjective

1. Not being in a specified place

    synonym:
  • absent

2. Nonexistent

  • "The thumb is absent"
  • "Her appetite was lacking"
    synonym:
  • lacking
  • ,
  • absent
  • ,
  • missing
  • ,
  • wanting

3. Lost in thought

  • Showing preoccupation
  • "An absent stare"
  • "An absentminded professor"
  • "The scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
    synonym:
  • absent
  • ,
  • absentminded
  • ,
  • abstracted
  • ,
  • scatty

Examples of using

She's been absent from school for five days.
She's absent because she's sick.
Is it true that you were absent yesterday?