What does omit mean?

Definitions for omit

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word omit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take outverb

    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, overleapverb

    leave undone or leave out

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


  1. omitverb

    To leave out or exclude. (most common usage)

  2. omitverb

    To fail to perform.

  3. omitverb

    To neglect or take no notice of. (Obscure)

  4. Etymology: (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’.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To OMITverb

    Etymology: omitto, Lat.

    These personal comparisons I omit, because I would say nothing that may favour of a spirit of flattery. Francis Bacon.

    Great Cato there, for gravity renown’d,
    Who can omit the Gracchi, who declare
    The Scipio’s worth? John Dryden, Æn. vi.

    Her father omitted nothing in her education, that might make her the most accomplished woman of her age. Addis.


  1. omit

    To omit means to leave out, exclude or disregard something or someone, either intentionally or unintentionally, from consideration, inclusion or mention.

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

Anagrams for omit »

  1. Mito

  2. moit

  3. timo

  4. itmo

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  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

Examples of omit in a Sentence

  1. Robert Burton:

    I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people. They go commonly together.

  2. Facebook Inc -LRB- FB.O -RRB-:

    This policy does not extend to content that is parody or satire, or video that has been edited solely to omit or change the order of words.

  3. Henry David Thoreau, Vol. 2, p.318 Houghton Mifflin:

    Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else.

  4. Sandeep Khandelwal:

    The jharokha windows are an integral part of Indian architecture, you can't omit them.

  5. Kelsey Riley:

    This recipe for Summer Corn Salsa is great for summer because it uses seasonal ingredients and flavors to make a dip that everyone will love, if you don't want your recipe to be spicy, you can omit the jalapeño. If you prefer more spice, do not remove the jalapeño seeds when prepping.

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