- of or relating to St. Dominic or the Dominicans.
- a member of one of the mendicant religious orders founded by St. Dominic; Black Friar.
Origin of Dominican1
- of or relating to the Dominican Republic.
- of or relating to the Commonwealth of Dominica.
- a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic.
- a native or inhabitant of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Origin of Dominican2
Examples from the Web for dominican
It was then shipped to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and sold for 50 cents on the dollar.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician
December 8, 2014
My father started to pressure me to come back to the Dominican Republic.
Because of her, I was able to go to art school in the Dominican Republic.
The first time I spoke with 48-year-old Victor Mooney, he had just reached the Samaná Province in the Dominican Republic.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother
October 19, 2014
“The acts [are] at odds with morality and customs that are penalized by Dominican laws,” the letter also read.Miley Cyrus Goes To War Against the Dominican Republic Government
September 3, 2014
"Not so—not so," said the Dominican, shrinking from those fierce eyes.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
The Dominican uttered a loud cry; the guards started back in awe.Leila, Complete
The Dominican convent is there, just below the Trinity de' Monti.
A pale smile, instinct with proud humility, arose to the Dominican's lips.
When they had done his bidding, the Dominican beckoned me forward.The Strolling Saint
- a member of an order of preaching friars founded by Saint Dominic in 1215; a Blackfriar
- a nun of one of the orders founded under the patronage of Saint Dominic
- of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order
- of or relating to the Dominican Republic or Dominica
- a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic or Dominica
Word Origin and History for dominican
"Black friar," 1630s, from Latin form of the name of Domingo de Guzman (Santo Domingo), founder of the order of preaching friars. His name, like Italian form Dominic, is from Latin dominicus "pertaining to a lord."
"native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic," 1853, from the Caribbean island of Dominica, home of the nation, so named 1493, from Latin (dies) dominica "Sunday," the day of the week on which the island was discovered.