Absent

Adjective

  • (not comparable) Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present; missing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  • (sometimes comparable) Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
  • (not comparable) Not existing; lacking. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]

    "The part was rudimental or absent."

Noun

  • (obsolete) Absentee; a person who is away on occasion. [Attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the early 19th century.]

Preposition

  • (law) In the absence of; without. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]

Verb

  • (transitive, rare) Leave. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  • (intransitive, obsolete) Stay away; withdraw. [Attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the late 18th century.]
  • (transitive, now reflexive) Keep away; stay away; go away. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]

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