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Definition of the noun absentee

What does absentee mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: absentees

  1. one that is absent or not in residence
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: traveler / traveller = a person who changes location
    • more specific terms:
      • AWOL = one who is away or absent without leave
      • defaulter = someone who fails to make a required appearance in court
      • expatriate / exile / expat = a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
      • hooky player / truant = one who is absent from school without permission

Alternative definition of the noun absentee


  1. A person who is absent from his or her employment, school, post, duty, etc.
  2. [chiefly British, historical] A landholder who lives in another district or country than the one in which his estate is situated.


Absentee are a band from London, signed to Memphis Industries. They are Dan Michaelson, Melinda Bronstein, Babak Ganjei, Laurie Earle and Che Albrighton.


  1. "Absentee" is Pitch Black Forecast's debut CD featuring backing vocals from Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.
  2. "Absentee" is a musical EP of Kirlian Camera.
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Phrases with Absentee

  1. absentee rate
  2. absentee ballot
  3. Absentee Voting
  4. Absentee Ownership

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Absentee

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Google previewA Treatise Upon the Practice of the Court of Chancery (1840)

With an Appendix of Forms by Murray Hoffman

[Ifthe absentee is an infant, state that fact.] And further this dc— ponent, &c. AFFIDAVIT, PARTY UNKNOWN—-- being sworn, saith that the bill in this cause is filed for a partition of certain premises, situate in the city of New-York, that as is ...

Google previewMedieval Rome (2014)

Stability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150 by Chris Wickham

The major absentee is any information about animals. There were some specialized meadowlands around the city, such as Prata Papi just south of Trastevere, ...

Google previewSpirituality and Mental Health (2006)

Breakthrough by Phil Barker, Poppy Buchanan-Barker

It is striking that, in the cover pictures of ministerial hands in various positions, the conspicuous absentee is any picture of hands holding bread and wine. The other approach, more deeply rooted in the approach to mystery, prayer and 'the ...

Google previewSports Development (2006)

Policy, Process and Practice by Peter Bramham, Kevin Hylton, Dave Jackson

However, a notable absentee is the community itself! This reflects the historical marginalisation of localised communities from the policy making process. The notion of hegemonic 'groups' or influences could be expanded to incorporate other ...

Google previewProceedings: Thirteenth Annual Convention of Rotary International

Even the occasional absentee is a drag on the wheel of R0tary progress. ' For men to crave companionship is as natural as to desireto live. Most men are companionable, and those who are not are only so because of artificial circumstances ...

Google previewWomen's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)

by Helen Tierney

HAYLER ABSENTEE RATES. Sex Differentials in. Among women in 1979 the incidence of absenteeism was significantly higher than that among men. About 8.6 percent of women experienced an absence during a workweek ...

Google previewDictionary of Afro-American Slavery (1997)

by Randall M. Miller, John David Smith

Early in the nineteenth century a number of economic factors contributed to the spread of the plantation system into the lower South, and with it, an increase in the absentee ownership of slaves and plantations. Soil exhaustion, resulting from ...

Google previewPresidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] (2012)

The Complete Encyclopedia by Robert North Roberts, Scott John Hammond, Valerie A. Sulfaro

Early voting, also called inperson absentee voting, is a practice in which citizens are permitted to vote prior to Election Day. In some cases, ballots are cast at satellite polling locations during the week, and in many instances, locations are open ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1900)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

iS99; that defendant Banks B elk is an absentee, being a nonresident in this state and residing in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States Political Parties (2009)

by Harold F. Bass Jr.

° ABSENTEE VOTING both major political parties had significant pro-life and pro-choice elements. Over time, issue realignment has made the Democratic Party overwhelmingly pro-choice and the Republican Party similarly pro-life.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pennsylvania Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

where they became known as Absentee Shawnee. In 1867, the Shawnee living with the Seneca also were moved ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of SDI (1988)

by Harry Waldman

absentee ratio: The ratio of the total number of SDI battle stations in orbit to the number in useful defense positions. Not all battle stations could participate at any one time in BMD; some would be ...

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We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned. (George Steinbrenner)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1E1N1T1E1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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