verb \ō-ˈmit, ə-\

: to leave out (someone or something) : to not include (someone or something)

: to fail to do (something)


Full Definition of OMIT

transitive verb
:  to leave out or leave unmentioned <omits one important detail>
:  to leave undone :  fail
obsolete :  disregard
obsolete :  give up

Examples of OMIT

  1. Please don't omit any details.
  2. <you must not omit mentioning the sources you used in researching your paper>

Origin of OMIT

Middle English omitten, from Latin omittere, from ob- toward + mittere to let go, send — more at ob-
First Known Use: 15th century
OMITTED Defined for Kids


verb \ō-ˈmit\

Definition of OMIT for Kids

:  to leave out :  fail to include <Her name was omitted from the credits.>
:  to leave undone :  neglect <… I got several things … which I omitted setting down … — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>

Word Root of OMIT

The Latin word mittere, meaning to send, and its form missus give us the roots mit and miss. Words from the Latin mittere have something to do with sending. A missile is an object, such as a bullet, arrow, or rocket, that is sent through the air so as to hit a target. To emit is to send forth or give out. To omit, or leave out, is to send away so as to not be included. To permit, or allow, is to send something through without stopping it.


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