What does elide mean?

Definitions for elideɪˈlaɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elide(verb)

    leave or strike out

    "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"


  1. elide(Verb)


  2. elide(Verb)

    To break or dash in pieces; to demolish.

  3. elide(Verb)

    To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one.

  4. elide(Verb)

    To distract from or evade (a question or line of argument)

    Graham Hough's apparently objective assertion that 'Ozymandias' is 'extremely clear and direct', for example, elides the question of 'to whom?' u2014 Bennet and Royle,

  5. elide(Verb)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Elide(verb)

    to break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument

  2. Elide(verb)

    to cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision

  3. Origin: [L. elidere to strike out or off; e + laedere to hurt by striking: cf. F. lider. See Lesion.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elide

    e-līd′, v.t. to rebut: to cut off, as a syllable.—n. Eli′sion, the suppression of a vowel or syllable. [L. elidĕre, elisume, out, lædĕre, to strike.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elide in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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