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[oh-mit] /oʊˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), omitted, omitting.
to leave out; fail to include or mention:
to omit a name from a list.
to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.:
to omit a greeting.
Origin of omit
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English omitten < Latin omittere to let go, equivalent to o- o-2 + mittere to send
Related forms
omitter, noun
preomit, verb (used with object), preomitted, preomitting.
unomitted, adjective Unabridged
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  • Had Cornelius been sensitive, he must have felt he was omitted.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • When milk is used in a meal, what kinds of food may be omitted?

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • She omitted nothing, but searched her memory as if it were for a confession.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • We trust that we have not omitted here the name of any officer present at Ridgeway.

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • Pre-occupied with this notion, Russell was now omitted in all her combinations.

British Dictionary definitions for omitted


verb (transitive) omits, omitting, omitted
to neglect to do or include
to fail (to do something)
Derived Forms
omissible (əʊˈmɪsɪbəl) adjective
omitter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin omittere, from ob- away + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for omitted



early 15c., from Latin omittere "let go, let fall," figuratively "lay aside, disregard," from assimilated form of ob (here perhaps intensive) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Omitted; omitting.

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