from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To omit or slur over (a syllable, for example) in pronunciation.
- transitive v. To strike out (something written).
- transitive v. To eliminate or leave out of consideration.
- transitive v. To cut short; abridge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To break or dash in pieces; to demolish.
- transitive v. To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)