American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To fail to include or mention; leave out: omit a word.
- v. To pass over; neglect.
- v. To desist or fail in doing; forbear.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fail to use or to do; neglect; disregard: as, to omit a duty; to omit to lock the door.
- To fail, forbear, or neglect to mention or speak of; leave out; say nothing of.
- To leave out; forbear or fail to insert or include: as, to omit an item from a list.
- v. transitive To leave out or exclude.
- v. transitive To fail to perform.
- v. transitive, rare To neglect or take no notice of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To let go; to leave unmentioned; not to insert or name; to drop.
- v. To forbear or fail to perform or to make use of; to leave undone; to neglect; to pass over.
- v. prevent from being included or considered or accepted
- v. leave undone or leave out
- (at least by 1422) Enters Late Middle English, from Latin omittere which means literally “to let go”, from ob- + mittere (“to send”), but also had the connotations to ‘fail to perform’ and ‘to neglect’. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English omitten, from Latin omittere : ob-, against, away; see ob- + mittere, to send. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One of the things D&D seems to omit is how Godawful strong animals are.”
“What some people tend to omit is that these good decisions did not make themselves, they were made by the current members of the Plainfield Board of Education.”
“On this account we recommend to omit from the Swedish draft the paragraphs 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, and 19.”
“In its accounting to the world, none felt more keenly than the colored man, that America could not omit from the record the status of the former slave.”
“Here are the actual questions and answers, which you omit from the Waldman post on Brad’s site.”
“Obama, should "omit" he lied to everyone when he made his last selfserving speach regarding Trinity Church, and it's congregants.”
“Plus you don't see me freaking out when they "omit" the slavery of gauls by the Roman Empire.”
“Charles see you deliberately avoid the point. you do know what a lie of omission is don't you? you "omit" to tell her about safety precautions.”
“These charts are long horizontal strips, divided into six sections for the six possible answers to the question (A through E plus "omit").”
“But to "omit" such studies as suggested by the topics is to negate the value of community civics.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘omit’.
Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
Words that make other words with the addition of one letter at the beginning. The resulting words are tagged "behead".
words to reference while writing something
My list of words.
e.g., The Elements of Style, Franny and Zooey, Portrait of the Artist, This Side of Paradise
Looking for tweets for omit.