Dictionary: OM-NIP'O-TENCE, or OM-NIP'O-TEN-CY – ON

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OM-NIP'O-TENCE, or OM-NIP'O-TEN-CY, n. [L. omnipotens; omnis, all, and potens, powerful.]

  1. Almighty power; unlimited or infinite power; a word in strictness applicable only to God. Hence it is sometimes used for God. The works of creation demonstrate the omnipotence of God. Will Omnipotence neglect to save / The suffering virtue of the wise and brave? Pope.
  2. Unlimited power over particular things; as, the omnipotence of love.

OM-NIP'O-TENT, a. [supra.]

  1. Almighty; possessing unlimited power; all-powerful. The being that can create worlds must be omnipotent.
  2. Having unlimited power of a particular kind; as, omnipotent love. Shak.


With almighty power. Young.

OM-NI-PRES'ENCE, n. [s as z; L. omnis, and presens, present.]

Presence in every place at the same time; unbounded or universal presence; ubiquity. Omnipresence is an attribute peculiar to God.


Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitary; as, the omnipresent Jehovah.


Implying universal presence. South.

OM-NIS'CIENCE, or OM-NIS'CIEN-CY, a. [L. omnis, all, and scientia, knowledge.]

The quality of knowing all things at once; universal knowledge; knowledge unbounded or infinite. Omniscience is an attribute peculiar to God.


Having universal knowledge or knowledge of all things; infinitely knowing; all-seeing; as, the omniscient God.


By omniscience.

OM-NIS'CIOUS, a. [L. omnis, all, and scio, to know.]

All-knowing. [Not used.] Hakewill.

OM'NI-UM, n. [L. omnis, all.]

The aggregate of certain portions of different stocks in the public funds; a word in use among dealers in the English stocks. Omnium denotes all the particulars included in the contract between government and the public for a loan. Cyc.


A cant name for a miscellaneous collection of things or persons. Selden.

OM-NIV'A-GANT, a. [L. omnis, and vagor.]

Wandering any where and every where.

OM-NIV'O-ROUS, a. [L. omnivorus; omnis, all, and voro, to eat.]

All-devouring; eating every thing indiscriminately. Burke.

OM'O-PLATE, n. [Gr. ωμος, shoulder, and πλατυς, broad.]

The shoulder blade or scapula.

OM'PHA-CINE, a. [Gr. ομφακινος, from ομφαξ, unripe fruit.]

Pertaining to or expressed from unripe fruit. Omphacine oil is a viscous brown juice extracted from green olives. With this the wrestlers in the ancient gymnastic exercises used to anoint their bodies. Encyc.


A mineral of a pale leek green color, massive or disseminated, and in narrow radiated concretions. Ure.

OM'PHALIC, a. [Gr. ομφαλος, the navel.]

Pertaining to the navel. Asiat. Res.

OM'PHAL-O-CELE, n. [Gr. ομφαλος, navel, and κηλη, tumor.]

A rupture at the navel. Coxe.

OM-PHA-LOP'SY-CHITE, n. [Gr. ομφαλος, the navel, and ψυχη, spirit.]

One of a sect which pretended to derive pleasure from sitting with their eyes fixed on the navel. Bib. Repos. 2, 249.

OM-PHA-LOP'TER, or OM-PHA-LOP'TIC, n. [Gr. ομφαλος, navel, and οπτικος, optic.]

An optical glass that is convex on both sides; commonly called a convex lens. Dict.

OM-PHA-LOT'O-MY, n. [Gr. ομφαλος, the navel, and τεμνω, to cut.]

The operation of dividing the navel string.

O'MY, a.

Mellow; as land. [Not in use.] Ray.

ON, adv.

  1. Forward, in progression; as, move on; go on.
  2. Forward, in succession. From father to son, from the son to the grandson, and so on.
  3. In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep on, take your ease; say on; sing on; write on.
  4. Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, “he is neither on nor off,” that is, he is not steady; he is irresolute.
  5. Attached to the body; as, his clothes are not on. To put on, to attach to the body, as clothes or arms. On, when it expresses contact with the surface of a thing, is opposed to under, off, or within, and when it expresses contact with the side of a thing, is opposed to off. On is sometimes used as an exclamation, or rather as a command to move or proceed, some verb being understood; as cheerly on, courageous friends; that is, go on, move on.

ON, prep. [G. an; D. aan; Goth. ana; Gr. ανω; L. in; Gr. εν. The Sax. in is our in, and un is a negative; but probably all these words are radically the same. The primary sense of the verb from which these words must be derived, is to pass, to approach, to come to or to meet. Hence they denote nearness, closeness or contiguity, and from meeting the Latin in and the English un have their power of negation or opposing.]

  1. Being in contact with the surface or upper part of a thing and supported by it; placed or lying in contact with the surface; as, my book is on the table; the table stands on the floor; the house rests on its foundation; we lie on a bed, or stand on the earth.
  2. Coming or falling to the surface of any thing; as, rain falls on the earth. Whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken. Matth. xxi.
  3. Performing or acting by contact with the surface, upper part or outside of any thing; as, to play on a harp, a violin, or a drum.
  4. Noting addition; as, heaps on heaps; mischief on mischief; loss on loss.
  5. At or near. When we say, a vessel is on shore, we mean that she is aground; but when we say, a fleet or a ship is on the American coast, or an isle is situated on the coast of England, we mean only that it is near the coast. So we say, on each side stands an armed man, that is, at or near each side. So we say, Philadelphia is situated on the Delaware; Middlebury is on the Otter Creek; Guilford stands on the Sound; that is, near the river or sound, instead of on the bank, side or shore.
  6. It denotes resting for support; as, to depend on, to rely on; hence, the ground of any thing; as, he will covenant on certain considerations or conditions; the considerations being the support of the covenant.
  7. At or in the time of; as, on the sabbath we abstain from labor. We usually say, at the hour, on or in the day, in or on the week, month or year.
  8. At the time of, with some reference to cause or motive. On public occasions, the officers appear in full dress or uniform.
  9. It is put before the object of some passion, with the sense of toward or for. Have pity or compassion on him.
  10. At the peril of, or for the safety of. Hence, on thy life. Dryden.
  11. Denoting a pledge or engagement, or put before the thing pledged. He affirmed or promised on his word, or on his honor.
  12. Noting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling or resting on. On us be all the blame. His blood be on us, and on our children. Matth. xxvii.
  13. In consequence of, or immediately after. On the ratification of the treaty, the armies were disbanded.
  14. Noting part, distinction or opposition; as, on one side and on the other. On our part, expect punctuality. On the way, on the road, denote proceeding, traveling, journeying, or making progress. On the alert, in a state of vigilance or activity. On high, in an elevated place; sublimely. On fire, in a state of burning or inflammation, and metaphorically, in a rage or passion. On a sudden, suddenly. On the wing, in flight; flying; metaphorically, departing. On it, on't, is used for of it. I heard nothing on't. The gamester has a poor trade on't. [This use is now vulgar.] Upon is used in the same sense with on, often with elegance, and frequently without necessity or advantage.