King James Dictionary
1. Not present not in company at such a distance as to prevent communication. It is used also for being in a foreign country.
A gentleman is absent on his travels.
Absent from one another. Genesis 31:49 .
2. Heedless inattentive to persons present, or to subjects of conversation in company.
An absent man is uncivil to the company.
3. In familiar language, not at home as, the master of the house is absent. In other words, he does not wish to be disturbed by company.
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Entry for 'Absent'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/a/absent.html.