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 (ō′bĭt, ō-bĭt′)
n. Informal
An obituary.

[Middle English, death, record of date of death, from Old French, death, from Latin obitus; see obituary.]
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(ˈɒbɪt; ˈəʊbɪt)
1. short for obituary
2. a memorial service
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(oʊˈbɪt; esp. Brit. ˈɒb ɪt)

an obituary.
[1325–75; Middle English obite < Latin obitus death, derivative of obi-, s. of obīre to meet, meet one's death, die]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obit - a notice of someone's deathobit - a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
notice - an announcement containing information about an event; "you didn't give me enough notice"; "an obituary notice"; "a notice of sale
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But words cannot describe the feelings of his admirable mother, when she learned, very shortly after her noble husband's demise, that her son was a member of several worldly clubs, had lost largely at play at Wattier's and the Cocoa Tree; that he had raised money on post- obits, and encumbered the family estate; that he drove four-in-hand, and patronised the ring; and that he actually had an opera-box, where he entertained the most dangerous bachelor company.
There's no known evidence that the thief saw the obit, and the paper didn't publish the home's address or even its neighborhood.
Speaking in the crisply enunciated, fact-filled sentences one might expect from a seasoned journalist, Fox elaborates: "Writing obits is really extraordinary training for writing narrative journalism in general, and particularly narrative journalism in which the lens of an individual life is used to examine larger social issues.
So often older people first read the obits to see who died and then the rest of the paper, and then tell their friends.
The New York Times' Maazel obit reported that the conductor's performances "could seem coolly fastidious and emotionally distant." Its obituary continued, "His tenures with the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic had their rough moments, too...
After reading some obits, I feel like the bereaved son in the apocryphal story which, I am sure, most of my readers would have heard.
De Quetteville delicately suggests that The Telegraph prepared an obit when it learned of Prince Harry's first deployment to Afghanistan in 2008.
Consider how Sheeler, an obituary writer for the Denver Post and Boulder Planet newspapers during the 1990s, wrote "After 624 Deaths, One More," his obit for Carolyn Jaffe.
But there is more to Clancy's composition than that, drawn as it is from Gabriel Orozco's artwork 'Obit'.
Taking first basic sciences then clinical sciences, scholars and practitioners consider such topics as the anatomy of the eye and obit, ocular pharmacology, the cornea and anterior segment, refractive surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and the retina and vitreous.
Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville, Pennsylvania, after the obit appeared to report the woman was alive and well.
Falcon 9 is a two-stage launch vehicle capable of delivering 10,450 kg to low-Earth orbit and 4,540 kg to geosynchronous transfer obit.