eloper


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.
Related to eloper: catchable, look over

e·lope

 (ĭ-lōp′)
intr.v. e·loped, e·lop·ing, e·lopes
1. To run away with a lover, especially with the intention of getting married.
2. To run away; abscond.

[Perhaps Anglo-Norman aloper, to run away from one's husband with a lover, from Middle Dutch ontlopen, to run away : ont-, away from, along; see ant- in Indo-European roots + lopen, to run.]

e·lope′ment n.
e·lop′er n.
References in periodicals archive ?
Imaging being referred to by one of these metonyms: pooper, falling star, wanderer, screamer, feeder, eloper, wetter.
I was reminded of this last week when a Cardiff dev- eloper of wind turbines blamed what he called "the Taffia" for the delay in the grand design to cover the Welsh countryside with structures more than 110 metres tall.
noun absconder from public labour, absconder into the woods, absentee, absentee into the woods, absentee without leave, escaper, fleer, prison-breaker runaway, bolter, breakaway, ladino, stampeder truant, eloper dodger, absconder, bilker, eluder fugitive, boat people, reffo, refugee
Door alarms have a twofold purpose -- to create a deterrent for the eloper and to notify staff.
With a registration plate of E10PER, Carlos has named his unique motor the Pink Eloper and hopes to attract some of the 4,000 gay couples who tie the knot in the capital every year.
Since we cannot have observation 24 hours a day on each and every resident, we must have all doors alarmed for unauthorized exiting or have those residents who could possibly elope equipped with individual identification bands or anklets that will trigger a sensor when an eloper attempts to leave.