lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
nonexistent; "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"
not being in a specified place
exonerate by means of an alibi
(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"
in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
into a sleeping state; "he fell asleep"
in the sleep of death
so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
freely or at will; "fire away!"
from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go forth and preach"
from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"
(of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"
in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"
used of an opponent's ground; "an away game"
out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all dou
assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; "Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"
provide with a dateline; mark with a date; "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"
stamp with a date; "The package is dated November 24"
go on a date with; "Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"
date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"
marked by features of the immediate and usually discounted past
sleep lightly or for a short period of time
escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"
flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"
be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
having escaped, especially from confinement; "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
fail to experience; "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"
the act of going out
an opening that permits escape or release;
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
lose the lead
move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility"
free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor"
remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"
grant freedom to; free from confinement
free from obligations or duties
make (information) available for publication; "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exe
no longer in use; "obsolete words"
out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"