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verb (used with object), o·mit·ted, o·mit·ting.
  1. to leave out; fail to include or mention: to omit a name from a list.
  2. to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.: to omit a greeting.
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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
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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

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


    Scian Dubh

  • She omitted nothing, but searched her memory as if it were for a confession.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

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

British Dictionary definitions for omitted


verb omits, omitting or omitted (tr)
  1. to neglect to do or include
  2. to fail (to do something)
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Derived Formsomissible (əʊˈmɪsɪbəl), adjectiveomitter, 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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