Definition of obit in English:


Pronunciation /ˈōbət/ /ˈoʊbət/ /ōˈbit/ /oʊˈbɪt/

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  • An obituary.

    • ‘These are sad stories, but they also are inspirational, heart-warming with a humanity not usually found in obits of more well-known people who make newspaper obituaries.’
    • ‘I'm sure there will be more obits and tributes that will list his many other impressive credits.’
    • ‘Also on that website is an obit for John and another of his articles, this one a recent piece on Afghanistan.’
    • ‘This obit in a Westport newspaper lists a few of his achievements in this area.’
    • ‘This link will take you to a page in his hometown newspaper with a brief obit.’
    • ‘His obit will cover the usual attributes: father, husband, reporter, area man, sorely missed.’
    • ‘I mean, as long as I do my own things in my own right as well, so at least they get into the second paragraph of my obit, then I'll be fine.’
    • ‘Here's a newspaper obit on writer-artist-editor Gill Fox, whose passing we reported here a few days ago.’
    • ‘If so, his obit should note that he didn't exactly die; he just failed to be born.’
    • ‘All obits will be subject to some degree of editing.’
    • ‘Honestly, what benefit is there to newspapers in getting people to register just to read an obit?’
    • ‘Will your obit be dreary or contain flashes of perception, maybe even a quote or two?’
    • ‘Most of the obits described his years with the Beatles, noted his early success as a solo performer, and then fast-forwarded to his painful final days.’
    • ‘All of our obits are added to the Web site the same day they appear in the paper.’
    • ‘When a senior journalist died, we decided to have an obit on him.’
    • ‘Now we have hundreds of radio stations creating a profit with virtually no on-air personnel and no newsroom, no Associated Press wire, no birth announcements, no obits.’
    • ‘Then I checked the obits for Orlando around that time and he was there, with a Melbourne funeral home listed.’
    • ‘Here's a link to one of hundreds of obits that are on the web today.’
    • ‘So far, none of the obits I've seen for Ann Miller have mentioned what was to me her most impressive credit.’
    • ‘Here's a link to one of several obits that are now available on the web with more info about this remarkable lady.’


Late Middle English now regarded as an abbreviation of obituary, but originally also used in the senses ‘death’ and ‘funeral service’, from Latin obitus ‘going down, death’.