Elide \E*lide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eliding}.] [L. elidere to strike out or off; e + laedere to hurt by striking: cf. F. ['e]lider. See {Lesion}.] 1. To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument. [Obs.] --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision. [1913 Webster]