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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

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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 previewEncyclopedia of U.S. campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior (2008)

A-M by Kenneth F. Warren

The genesis of voting by mail dates back to the 1700s when landowners whose homes were vulnerable to attack from Native Americans were allowed to vote absentee. In 1857, only Oregon made it possible for men away from home to vote .

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 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 state ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ohio Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

ABSENTEE SHAWNEE: This group was organized under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act of 1936 as ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014)

by David Coghlan, Mary Brydon-Miller

Another powerful exampleisamassive action researchstudy in Appalachia, whichwas 'neoDeweyan' in itsorganization, research and dissemination strategy and addressed the problemof absentee landownership inthe region. Working in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Illinois Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

ABSENTEE SHAWNEE: This group was organized under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act of 1936 as ...

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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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