verb (used with object), o·mit·ted, o·mit·ting.

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

1400–50; late Middle English omitten < Latin omittere to let go, equivalent to o- o-2 + mittere to send
Related formso·mit·ter, nounpre·o·mit, verb (used with object), pre·o·mit·ted, pre·o·mit·ting.un·o·mit·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for omitted

absent, missing, overlooked, neglected, forgotten, precluded

Examples from the Web for omitted

Contemporary Examples of omitted

Historical Examples of omitted

  • 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.


    Scian Dubh

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

British Dictionary definitions for omitted


verb omits, omitting or omitted (tr)

to neglect to do or include
to fail (to do something)
Derived Formsomissible (əʊˈmɪsɪbəl), adjectiveomitter, noun

Word Origin for omit

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper