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dom

[dom; for 2 also Portuguese dawn]
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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

1710–20; short for Latin dominus lord, master

Dom

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

dom.

  1. domain.
  2. domestic.
  3. dominant.
  4. dominion.

Dom.

  1. Dominica.
  2. Dominican.

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 of -dom

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 of D.O.M.

From the Latin word Deō Optimō Maximō
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Examples from the Web for dom

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Historical Examples

  • John very faintly uttered, that he couldn't "eat a dom bit."

  • 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

  • It is the adjutant-general Dom Miguel desires to see, and I am adjutant-general no longer.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

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

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for dom

dom

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 for
  1. Deo Optimo Maximo
  2. informal Dirty Old Man
abbreviation for
  1. Dominican Republic (international car registration)

Word Origin

(for sense 1) Latin: to God, the best, the Greatest

Dom.

abbreviation for
  1. Dominican

-dom

suffix forming nouns
  1. state or conditionfreedom; martyrdom
  2. rank or officeearldom
  3. domainkingdom; Christendom
  4. a collection of personsofficialdom

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-ĕm)
n.
  1. 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine; an hallucinogenic agent chemically related to amphetamine.STP
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