- Adjective. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
- Adjective. Not existing; lacking.
- Adjective. Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.
- Preposition. In the absence of; without.
- Verb. (transitive, with reflexive pronoun) To go away from a place; to leave.
- Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To withhold from being present.