Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Latin ] (Anat.) The third division of the stomach of ruminants. See Manyplies , and Illust. under Ruminant .
Omber, Ombre noun
[ French hombre
, from Spanish hombre
, lit., a man, from Latin homo
. See Human
.] A game at cards, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons. Pope.
When ombre calls, his hand and heart are free, Young.
And, joined to two, he fails not to make three.
Ombre noun [ French, of uncertain origin.] (Zoology) A large Mediterranean food fish ( Umbrina cirrhosa ): -- called also umbra , and umbrine .
Ombrometer noun [ Greek ... rain + -meter : confer French ombrométre .] (Meteorol.) An instrument for measuring the rain that falls; a rain gauge.
[ New Latin , from Greek ..., i.e., the great or long o. Confer Mickle
.] 1. The last letter of the Greek alphabet. See Alpha . 2. The last; the end; hence, death.
" Omega ! thou art Lord," they said. Tennyson. Alpha and Omega
, the beginning and the ending; hence, the chief, the whole. Reintransitive verb 8.
The alpha and omega of science. Sir J. Herschel.
Omegoid adjective [ Omega + - oid .] Having the form of the Greek capital letter Omega (Ω).
[ French omelette
, Old French amelette
, perhaps from Latin lamella
. Confer Lamella
.] Eggs beaten up with a little flour, etc., and cooked in a frying pan; as, a plain omelet .
[ Latin omen
, the original form being osmen
, according to Varro.] An occurrence supposed to portend, or show the character of, some future event; any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; a foreboding; a presage; an augury.
Bid go with evil omen , and the brand Milton.
Of infamy upon my name.
Omen transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Omened
; present participle & verbal noun Omening
.] To divine or to foreshow by signs or portents; to have omens or premonitions regarding; to predict; to augur; as, to omen ill of an enterprise.
The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents. Sir W. Scott.
Omened adjective Attended by, or containing, an omen or omens; as, happy- omened day.
Omental adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to an omentum or the omenta.
; plural Omenta
. [ Latin ] (Anat.) A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploön.
» The great
, or gastrocolic
forms, in most mammals, a great sac, which is attached to the stomach and transverse colon, is loaded with fat, and covers more or less of the intestines; the caul. The lesser
, or gastrohepatic
connects the stomach and liver and contains the hepatic vessels. The gastrosplenic omentum
, or ligament
, connects the stomach and spleen.
[ Confer Homer
.] A Hebrew measure, the tenth of an ephah. See Ephah . Ex. xvi. 36.
[ Written also omikron
.] [ New Latin , from Greek &OMICRON; ο. See Micro-
.] Lit., the little, or short, O, o; the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.
Omiletical adjective Homiletical. [ Obsolete]
Ominate transitive verb & i. [ Latin ominatus , past participle of ominari to presage, from omen .] To presage; to foreshow; to foretoken. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
Omination noun [ Latin ominatio .] The act of ominating; presaging. [ Obsolete] Fuller.
[ Latin ominosus
, from omen
. See Omen
.] Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; -- formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous dread.
He had a good ominous name to have made a peace. Bacon.
In the heathen worship of God, a sacrifice without a heart was accounted ominous . South.
Omissible adjective Capable of being omitted; that may be omitted.
[ Latin omissio
: confer French omission
. See Omit
.] 1. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty.
The most natural division of all offenses is into those of omission and those of commission. Addison. 2. That which is omitted or is left undone.
[ See Omit
.] Leaving out; omitting. Bp. Hall.
Omit transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Omitted
; present participle & verbal noun Omitting
.] [ Latin omittere
to cause to go, let go, send. See Mission
.] 1. To let go; to leave unmentioned; not to insert or name; to drop.
These personal comparisons I omit . Bacon. 2. To pass by; to forbear or fail to perform or to make use of; to leave undone; to neglect.
Her father omitted nothing in her education that might make her the most accomplished woman of her age. Addison.
Omittance noun The act of omitting, or the state of being omitted; forbearance; neglect. Shak.
Omitter noun One who omits. Fuller.
Ommateal adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to an ommateum.
; plural Ommatea
. [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., the eye.] (Zoology) A compound eye, as of insects and crustaceans.
; plural Ommatidia
. [ New Latin , dim. of Greek ..., ..., the eye.] (Zoology) One of the single eyes forming the compound eyes of crustaceans, insects, and other invertebrates.
Omni- [ Latin omnis all.] A combining form denoting all , every , everywhere ; as in omni potent, all-powerful; omni present.
[ Latin , for all, dat. plural from omnis
all. Confer Bus
.] 1. A long four-wheeled carriage, having seats for many people; especially, one with seats running lengthwise, used in conveying passengers short distances. 2. (Glass Making) A sheet-iron cover for articles in a leer or annealing arch, to protect them from drafts. Omnibus bill
, a legislative bill which provides for a number of miscellaneous enactments or appropriations. [ Parliamentary Cant, U.S.] -- Omnibus box
, a large box in a theater, on a level with the stage and having communication with it.
[ Eng.] Thackeray.
Omnicorporeal adjective [ Omni- + corporeal .] Comprehending or including all bodies; embracing all substance. [ R.] Cudworth.
Omniety noun That which is all-pervading or all-comprehensive; hence, the Deity.
Omniety formed nullity into an essence. Sir T. Browne.
[ Latin omnifarius
all + -farius
. Confer Bifarious
.] Of all varieties, forms, or kinds.
Omniferous adjective [ Latin omnifer ; omnis all + ferre to bear.] All- bearing; producing all kinds.
Omnific adjective [ Omni- + Latin -ficare (in comp.) to make.] All-creating. "The omnific word." Milton.
Omniform adjective [ Latin omniformis ; omnis all + forma form: confer French omniforme .] Having every form or shape. Berkeley.
Omniformity noun The condition or quality of having every form. Dr. H. More.
Omnify transitive verb
.] To render universal; to enlarge.
Omnify the disputed point into a transcendent, and you may defy the opponent to lay hold of it. Coleridge.
Omnigenous adjective [ Latin omniqenus ; omnis all + genus kind.] Consisting of all kinds. [ R.]
Omnigraph noun [ Omni- + -graph .] A pantograph. [ R.]
Omniparient adjective [ Latin omniparens all-producing; omnis all + parere to bring forth.] Producing or bringing forth all things; all- producing. [ R.]
Omniparity noun [ Omni- + -parity .] Equality in every part; general equality.
[ See Omniparient
.] Producing all things; omniparient.
Omnipatient adjective [ Omni- + patient .] Capable of enduring all things. [ R.] Carlyle.
Omnipercipience, Omnipercipiency noun Perception of everything.
Omnipercipient adjective [ Omni- + percipient .] Perceiving everything. Dr. H. More.
Omnipotence, Omnipotency noun
[ Latin omnipotentia
: confer French omnipotence
.] 1. The state of being omnipotent; almighty power; hence, one who is omnipotent; the Deity.
Will Omnipotence neglect to save Pope. 2. Unlimited power of a particular kind; as, love's omnipotence . Denham.
The suffering virtue of the wise and brave?
[ French, from Latin omnipotens
all + potens
powerful, potent. See Potent
.] 1. Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty; as, the Being that can create worlds must be omnipotent .
God's will and pleasure and his omnipotent power. Sir T. More. 2. Having unlimited power of a particular kind; as, omnipotent love. Shak.
The Omnipotent, The Almighty; God. Milton.
Omnipotently adverb In an omnipotent manner.
[ Confer French omniprésence
.] Presence in every place at the same time; unbounded or universal presence; ubiquity.
His omnipresence fills Milton.
Land, sea, and air, and every kind that lives.
Omnipresency noun Omnipresence. [ Obsolete]