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dom

[dom; for 2 also Portuguese dawn] /dɒm; for 2 also Portuguese dɔ̃/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a title of a monk in the Benedictine, Carthusian, Cistercian, and certain other monastic orders.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) a Portuguese title affixed to a man's given name; Sir: formerly a title of certain dignitaries.
Origin of dom
1710-1720
1710-20; short for Latin dominus lord, master

Dom

[dom] /dɒm/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Dominic.

dom.

1.
2.
3.
4.

Dom.

d.o.m.

Slang.
1.
dirty old man.

-dom

1.
a suffix forming nouns which refer to domain (kingdom), collection of persons (officialdom), rank or station (earldom), or general condition (freedom).
Origin
Middle English; Old English -dōm; cognate with Old Norse -dōmr, German -tum; see doom

D.O.M.

1.
to God, the Best, the Greatest.
Origin
From the Latin word Deō Optimō Maximō
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Examples from the Web for dom
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  • John very faintly uttered, that he couldn't "eat a dom bit."

  • Since dom Miguel asked for you, you had better remain, perhaps.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • It is the adjutant-general dom Miguel desires to see, and I am adjutant-general no longer.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • It was not for dom Miguel to know that it was the adjutant's fate that was being decided.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • The grave anxiety of dom Miguel's countenance was instantly dispelled.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for dom

dom

/dɒm/
noun
1.
(sometimes capital) (RC Church) a title given to Benedictine, Carthusian, and Cistercian monks and to certain of the canons regular
2.
(formerly in Portugal and Brazil) a title borne by royalty, princes of the Church, and nobles
Word Origin
C18 (monastic title): from Latin dominus lord

DOM

abbreviation
1.
Deo Optimo Maximo
2.
(informal) Dirty Old Man
3.
Dominican Republic (international car registration)
Word Origin
(for sense 1) Latin: to God, the best, the Greatest

Dom.

abbreviation
1.
Dominican

-dom

suffix
1.
state or condition: freedom, martyrdom
2.
rank or office: earldom
3.
domain: kingdom, Christendom
4.
a collection of persons: officialdom
Word Origin
Old English -dōm
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Word Origin and History for dom

-dom

abstract suffix of state, from Old English dom "statute, judgment" (see doom (n.)). Already active as a suffix in Old English (e.g. freodom, wisdom); from stem *do- "do" + *-moz abstract suffix. Cf. cognate German -tum, Old High German tuom.

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dom in Medicine

DOM (dē'ō-ěm')
n.
2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine; an hallucinogenic agent chemically related to amphetamine. Also called STP.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dom

-dom

suffix

used to form nouns The range, establishment, scope, or realm of what is indicated: fandom/ moviedom/ klutzdom

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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