What does omit mean?

Definitions for omitoʊˈmɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word omit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out(verb)

    prevent from being included or considered or accepted

    "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"

  2. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)

    leave undone or leave out

    "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"


  1. omit(Verb)

    To leave out or exclude. (most common usage)

  2. omit(Verb)

    To fail to perform.

  3. omit(Verb)

    To neglect or take no notice of. (Obscure)

  4. Origin: (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’.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Omit

    ō-mit′, v.t. to leave out: to neglect: to fail: to make no use of:—pr.p. omit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. omit′ted.adj. Omiss′ible, that may be omitted.—n. Omiss′ion, act of omitting: the neglect or failure to do something required: that which is left out.—adj. Omiss′ive, omitting or leaving out.—n. Omit′tance, the act of omitting: the state of being omitted: forbearance. [L. omittĕre, omissumob, away, mittĕre, to send.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'omit' in Verbs Frequency: #849


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of omit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of omit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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