fugitive
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
fugitive(
fyu
-
jih
-
dihv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (runaway)
a. el fugitivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la fugitiva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The police are hunting down a fugitive who's on the run from the law.La policía va en busca de un fugitivo que está huyendo de la ley.
b. el prófugo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la prófuga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This fugitive from justice is wanted in many states.Buscan a este prófugo de la justicia en muchos estados.
2. (person fleeing intolerable conditions)
a. el refugiado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la refugiada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many fugitives are fleeing from war-torn areas.Muchos refugiados huyen de zonas devastadas por la guerra.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(transient)
a. efímero
The drug had a fugitive effect on him, so that he rapidly increased the doses.La droga le hacía un efecto efímero, de modo que rápidamente aumentó las dosis.
b. fugaz
The engineers tried to eliminate fugitive emissions in the factory.Los ingenieros trataron de eliminar las emisiones fugaces en la fábrica.
c. pasajero
His inability to remember his fugitive thoughts made him worried about his mental health.Su incapacidad para recordar sus pensamientos pasajeros lo hizo preocuparse por su salud mental.
4. (on the run)
a. fugitivo
The plantation owner hired two men to find his fugitive slave.El dueño de la plantación contrató a dos hombres para que encontraran al esclavo fugitivo.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
fugitive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el fugitivo(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la fugitivo(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
fugitive [ˈfjuːdʒɪtɪv]
adjective
1 fugitivo
2 (fleeting) efímero; pasajero
noun
fugitivoafugitiva (m) (f);a fugitiva (refugee) refugiadoarefugiada (m) (f);a refugiada
fugitive from justice prófugoaprófuga (m) (f) (de la justicia);a prófuga
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning