(O"men) n. [L. 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 brandMilton.
Of infamy upon my name.
(O"men), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Omened ; p. pr. & vb. n. 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
The yet unknown verdict, of which, however, all omened the tragical contents.Sir W. Scott.
(O"mened) a. Attended by, or containing, an omen or omens; as, happy-omened day.
(O*men"tal) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to an omentum or the omenta.
(O*men"tum) n.; pl. Omenta [L.] (Anat.) A free fold of the peritoneum, or one serving to
connect viscera, support blood vessels, etc.; an epiploön.
The great, or gastrocolic, omentum 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, omentum connects the stomach and liver and contains the hepatic vessels.
The gastrosplenic omentum, or ligament, connects the stomach and spleen.
(O"mer) n. [Cf. Homer.] A Hebrew measure, the tenth of an ephah. See Ephah. Ex. xvi. 36.
(Om`i*let"ic*al) a. Homiletical. [Obs.]
(Om"i*nate) v. t. & i. [L. ominatus, p. p. of ominari to presage, fr. omen.] To presage; to
foreshow; to foretoken. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Om`i*na"tion) n. [L. ominatio.] The act of ominating; presaging. [Obs.] Fuller.
(Om"i*nous) a. [L. ominosus, fr. 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.
Om"i*nous*ly, adv. Om"i*nous*ness, n.
(O*mis"si*ble) a. Capable of being omitted; that may be omitted.
(O*mis"sion) n. [L. omissio: cf. F. 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.
(O*mis"sive) a. [See Omit.] Leaving out; omitting. Bp. Hall. O*mis"sive*ly, adv.
(O*mit") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Omitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Omitting.] [L. omittere, omissum; ob (see
Ob- + mittere to cause to go, let go, send. See Mission.]