Antonyms for obit

Grammar : Noun
Spell : oh-bit for 1; oh-bit, ob-it for 2, 3; especially British ob-it for 1–3
Phonetic Transcription : oʊˈbɪt for 1; ˈoʊ bɪt, ˈɒb ɪt for 2, 3; especially British ˈɒb ɪt for 1–3

Definition of obit

Origin :
  • late 14c., "death," from Middle French obit or directly from Latin obitus "death," noun use of past participle of obire "to die," literally "to go toward" (see obituary). In modern usage (since 1874) it is usually a clipped form of obituary, though it had the same meaning of "published death notice" 15c.-17c. The scholarly abbreviation ob. with date is from Latin obiit "(he) died," third person singular of obire.
  • As in obituary : noun notice of person's death
  • As in death notice : noun obituary
  • As in funeral : noun ceremony for the dead
Example sentences :
  • At every months mind, years mind, or obit, the curate has 8d.
  • Extract from : « Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England » by Edward L. Cutts
  • If the mother just died, you could at least get an obit out of it, she explained.
  • Extract from : « Joan of the Journal » by Helen Diehl Olds
  • In return the college undertook to keep an obit for him every year.
  • Extract from : « Oxford and its Story » by Cecil Headlam
  • Colchester and the Convent covenanted to observe the Bishop's obit—September 18—which we know they did to the last.
  • Extract from : « William de Colchester » by Ernest Harold Pearce
  • In 1493 he established at University College an obit for the widow of Warwick the king-maker.
  • Extract from : « Oxford and its Story » by Cecil Headlam
  • The priests, grateful for the efforts he had made to further their comfort, decided to keep his obit.
  • Extract from : « Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter » by Percy Addleshaw
  • Two shillings and two pence for an obit, the price whereof in S. Pauls, in London, was forty shillings!
  • Extract from : « Ecclesiastical Curiosities » by Various

Synonyms for obit

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