WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
AWOL /pronounced as initials, or as ˈeɪwɔl, ˈeɪwɑl/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Militaryabsent without leave;
    away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.

adv. 
  • Militaryinto AWOL status:He's gone AWOL.

  • n. [countable]
  • Militarya soldier who is AWOL.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    AWOL /ˈeɪwɒl/, A.W.O.L. adj
    1. absent without leave; absent from one's post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert



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