[oh-shee-ohs, oh-tee-] /ˈoʊ ʃiˌoʊs, ˈoʊ ti-/
being at leisure; idle; indolent.
ineffective or futile.
superfluous or useless.
serving no useful purpose: otiose language
(rare) indolent; lazy
1794, “unfruitful, futile,” from Latin otiosus “having leisure or ease,unoccupied, idle, not busy” (source of French oiseux, Spanish ocioso, Italian otioso), from otium “leisure, free time, freedom from business,” of unknown origin. Meaning “at leisure, idle” is recorded from 1850. Cf. Latin phrase otium cum dignitate “leisure with dignity.” Earlier adjective in English was otious- “at ease” (1610s), and Middle English had noun otiosity (late 15c.).
[oh-tis] /ˈoʊ tɪs/ noun 1. Elisha Graves, 1811–61, U.S. inventor. 2. Harrison Gray, 1837–1917, U.S. army officer and newspaper publisher. 3. James, 1725–83, American lawyer and public official who is supposed to have first used the phrase “Taxation without representation” (brother of Mercy Otis Warren). 4. a male given name.
- Otitic meningitis
otitic meningitis n. Infection of the meninges occurring as a result of mastoiditis or otitis media.
[oh-tahy-tis] /oʊˈtaɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the ear. /əʊˈtaɪtɪs/ noun 1. inflammation of the ear, esp the middle ear (otitis media), with pain, impaired hearing, etc, or the outer ear (otitis externa), with inflammation between the ear drum and the external opening See also labyrinthitis otitis o·ti·tis (ō-tī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the ear. […]
[ik-stur-nuh] /ɪkˈstɜr nə/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the external ear. otitis externa otitis ex·ter·na (ĭk-stûr’nə) n. Inflammation of the external auditory canal.