dom

[dom; for 2 also Portuguese dawn]
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noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) a title of a monk in the Benedictine, Carthusian, Cistercian, and certain other monastic orders.
(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

a male given name, form of Dominic.

dom.

Dom.

d.o.m.

Slang.

dirty old man.

-dom

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.

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

Contemporary Examples of dom

Historical Examples of dom

  • 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

(sometimes capital) RC Church a title given to Benedictine, Carthusian, and Cistercian monks and to certain of the canons regular
(formerly in Portugal and Brazil) a title borne by royalty, princes of the Church, and nobles

Word Origin for dom

C18 (monastic title): from Latin dominus lord

DOM

abbreviation for

Deo Optimo Maximo
informal Dirty Old Man

abbreviation for

Dominican Republic (international car registration)

Word Origin for DOM

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

Dom.

abbreviation for

Dominican

-dom

suffix forming nouns

state or conditionfreedom; martyrdom
rank or officeearldom
domainkingdom; Christendom
a collection of personsofficialdom

Word Origin for -dom

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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Medicine definitions for dom

DOM

[dē′ō-ĕm]

n.

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