- Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
- Not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent.
- Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air.
- To take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun.
- To withhold from being present.