Search Result for "fugitive":
1. someone who flees from an uncongenial situation;
- Example: "fugitives from the sweatshops"
[syn: fugitive, runaway, fleer]
2. someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice;
[syn: fugitive, fugitive from justice]
1. lasting for a markedly brief time;
- Example: "a fleeting glance"
- Example: "fugitive hours"
- Example: "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"
- Example: "a momentary glimpse"
[syn: fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fugitive \Fu"gi*tive\, a. [OE. fugitif, F. fugitif, fr. L. fugitivus, fr. fugere to flee. See Bow to bend, and cf. Feverfew.] 1. Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor. [1913 Webster] The fugitive Parthians follow. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Can a fugitive daughter enjoy herself while her parents are in tear? --Richardson [1913 Webster] A libellous pamphlet of a fugitive physician. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; -- applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea. [1913 Webster] The me more tender and fugitive parts, the leaves . . . of vegatables. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] Fugitive compositions, Such as are short and occasional, and so published that they quickly escape notice. Syn: Fleeting; unstable; wandering; uncertain; volatile; fugacious; fleeing; evanescent. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fugitive \Fu"gi*tive\, n. 1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. [1913 Webster] 2. Something hard to be caught or detained. [1913 Webster] Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit. --Harte. [1913 Webster] Fugitive from justice (Law), one who, having committed a crime in one jurisdiction, flees or escapes into another to avoid punishment. [1913 Webster]Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Fugitive Gen. 4:12, 14, a rover or wanderer (Heb. n'a); Judg. 12:4, a refugee, one who has escaped (Heb. palit); 2 Kings 25:11, a deserter, one who has fallen away to the enemy (Heb. nophel); Ezek. 17:21, one who has broken away in flight (Heb. mibrah); Isa. 15:5; 43:14, a breaker away, a fugitive (Heb. beriah), one who flees away.Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
135 Moby Thesaurus words for "fugitive": DP, Judas, absconder, at large, betrayer, bolter, brief, brittle, capricious, changeable, circumforaneous, convict, corruptible, criminal, crook, deceiver, deciduous, deserter, desperado, desperate criminal, disappearing, discursive, disengaged, displaced person, dissolving, divagatory, double-dealer, drifting, dying, eloper, emigre, ephemeral, errant, escape artist, escaped, escapee, escaper, escapist, evacuee, evanescent, evaporating, fading, felon, fickle, fled, fleeing, fleer, fleeting, flitting, floating, flown, fly-by-night, flying, footloose, footloose and fancy-free, fragile, frail, free, fugacious, gadding, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, gypsy-like, gypsyish, hot, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, in flight, inconstant, insubstantial, jailbird, landloping, lawbreaker, loose, meandering, melting, migrational, migratory, mobster, momentary, mortal, mutable, nomad, nomadic, nondurable, nonpermanent, on the lam, on the loose, out of, outlaw, passing, perishable, public enemy, quisling, racketeer, rambling, ranging, refugee, roaming, roving, runagate, runaway, running away, scofflaw, scot-free, shifting, short-lived, skedaddler, stateless person, straggling, straying, strolling, swindler, temporal, temporary, thief, thug, traipsing, traitor, transient, transitive, transitory, transmigratory, two-timer, undurable, unenduring, unstable, vagabond, vagrant, vanishing, volatile, wandering, well out of