American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To omit or slur over (a syllable, for example) in pronunciation.
- v. To strike out (something written).
- v. To eliminate or leave out of consideration.
- v. To cut short; abridge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To break or dash in pieces; crush.
- In grammar, to suppress or slur over the sound of in speech, or note the suppression of in writing: technically applied especially to the cutting off of a final vowel, as in “th' enemy,” but in a more general sense to that of a syllable or any part of a word. See elision, 1.
- v. To break or dash in pieces; to demolish.
- v. To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one.
- v. To distract from or evade (a question or line of argument)
- v. To leave out or omit (something)
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To break or dash in pieces; to demolish.
- v. (Gram.) To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.
- v. leave or strike out
- Latin ēlīdere, to strike out : ē-, ex-, ex- + laedere, to strike. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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