absconder

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

abscond +‎ -er

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NounEdit

absconder (plural absconders)

  1. A person who absconds. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
    • 1696, Considerations upon the Bill for the Relief of Poor Prisoners,[1]
      [] unless such an Act of Grace do reach insolvent Absconders, who to shun the Cruelty of their severe Creditors confine themselves out of their Reach, ’tis humbly conceived, ’twill be but half an Act of Grace.
    • 1909, O. Henry, “The Guardian of the Accolade” in Roads of Destiny, Doubleday Page, p. 33,[2]
      What else could it all mean but that Mr. Robert Weymouth was an absconder—was about to fly with the bank’s remaining funds []
    • 1910, Jack London, “That Spot” in Lost Face, New York: Macmillan, p. 112,[3]
      Steve and I sneaked immediately, like beaten curs, like cowards, like absconders from justice.
    • 2011, Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger’s Child, Knopf Canada, Part Three, Chapter 1,[4]
      He smiled at the view over the hedge, at the other front gardens, at the approaching Rover and then its driver, squinting in a rictus of his own against the evening sun, and making Paul feel again like an intruder, or now perhaps an absconder.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abscondō, abscondere (to hide). According to the Trésor de la langue française, attested since the 16th century, and a doublet of the then-contemporary abscondre. Cognate with the (now obsolete) French esconcer (to set (said of the Sun)), and Picard esconser (to set (said of the Sun)).

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absconder

  1. (regional) to set (said of the Sun at sunset)

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abscondere (to hide, conceal). Doublet of esconder. The adjective absconso derives from the participle of the same Latin verb, and is more commonly used.

VerbEdit

absconder (first-person singular present indicative abscondo, past participle abscondido)

  1. (rare, formal) Synonym of esconder

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin abscondō. Doublet of esconder.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abskonˈdeɾ/, [aβ̞s.kõn̪ˈd̪eɾ]

VerbEdit

absconder (first-person singular present abscondo, first-person singular preterite abscondí, past participle abscondido)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) to hide
    Synonym: esconder

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