transitive verbelid′ed, elid′ing
- to leave out; suppress, omit, or ignore
- to leave out or slur over (a vowel, syllable, etc.) in pronunciation
Origin of elideClassical Latin elidere, to strike out from e-, out + laedere, to strike
transitive verbe·lid·ed, e·lid·ing, e·lides
- a. To omit or slur over (a syllable, for example) in pronunciation.b. To strike out (something written).
- a. To eliminate or leave out of consideration.b. To cut short; abridge.
Origin of elideLatin ēlīdere to strike out ē-, ex- ex- laedere to strike
(third-person singular simple present elides, present participle eliding, simple past and past participle elided)
- To break or dash in pieces; to demolish.
- To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one.
- To distract from or evade (a question or line of argument)
- Graham Hough's apparently objective assertion that 'Ozymandias' is 'extremely clear and direct', for example, elides the question of 'to whom?' — Bennet and Royle, An introduction to literature, criticism and theory
- To leave out or omit (something)