-drome


a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).

Nearby words

  1. -dermis,
  2. -des,
  3. -diene,
  4. -diol,
  5. -dom,
  6. -dromous,
  7. -ea,
  8. -eae,
  9. -ean,
  10. -ectasia

Origin of -drome

combining form of Greek drómos dromos

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British Dictionary definitions for -drome

-drome

n combining form

a course, racecoursehippodrome
a large place for a special purposeaerodrome

Word Origin for -drome

via Latin from Greek dromos race, course

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