fugitive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fugitive” in the English Dictionary

"fugitive" in British English

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fugitivenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfjuː.dʒɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
a ​person who is ​running away or ​hiding from the ​police or a ​dangeroussituation: Thousands of fugitives are ​fleeing from the ​war-tornarea. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were fugitives from ​justice (= they ​ran away to ​avoid being ​tried in ​court).


uk   /ˈfjuː.dʒɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/

fugitive adjective (TEMPORARY)

formal (​especially of ​thoughts or ​feelings) ​lasting for only a ​shorttime: a fugitive ​impression

fugitive adjective (PERSON)

[before noun] relating to a fugitive: Fugitive ​families who have ​fled the ​fighting in the ​cities are now ​trying to ​survive in the ​mountains.
(Definition of fugitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fugitive" in American English

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fugitivenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfju·dʒə·t̬ɪv/
a ​person who is ​running away, esp. from the ​police: Three men ​escaped from the ​prison and were being ​sought as fugitives.
(Definition of fugitive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fugitive”
in Spanish fugitivo…
in Vietnamese người chạy trốn hoặc lánh nạn…
in Malaysian pelarian…
in Thai ผู้ลี้ภัย…
in French fugitif/-ive…
in German der Flüchtling…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃亡者,逃犯, 难民…
in Turkish kaçak…
in Russian беглец, беженец…
in Indonesian pelarian…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃亡者,逃犯, 難民…
in Polish uciekinier/ka, zbieg…
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