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dom

[ dom; for 2 also Portuguese dawn ]
/ dɒm; for 2 also Portuguese dɔ̃ /
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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.
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Origin of dom

1710–20; short for Latin dominus lord, master

Other definitions for dom (2 of 8)

Dom
[ dom ]
/ dɒm /

noun
a male given name, form of Dominic.

Other definitions for dom (3 of 8)

DOM

abbreviation Pharmacology.
a potent, long-acting hallucinogen, C12H19NO2, usually taken orally in the form of a tablet: DOM is strictly controlled in several countries, including the United States, where it is illegal to manufacture, distribute, buy, or possess this psychedelic drug.

Origin of DOM

First recorded in 1965–70; from chemical name 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine; first synthesized in 1963 by U.S. psychopharmacologist Alexander Shulgin (1925–2014)

Other definitions for dom (4 of 8)

-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

Other definitions for dom (5 of 8)

dom.

abbreviation
domain.
domestic.
dominant.
dominion.

Other definitions for dom (6 of 8)

d.o.m.

abbreviation Slang.
dirty old man.

Other definitions for dom (7 of 8)

Dom.

abbreviation
Dominica.
Dominican.

Other definitions for dom (8 of 8)

D.O.M.

abbreviation
to God, the Best, the Greatest.

Origin of D.O.M.

From Latin Deō Optimō Maximō
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British Dictionary definitions for dom (1 of 4)

dom
/ (dɒm) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for dom (2 of 4)

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

British Dictionary definitions for dom (3 of 4)

-dom

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

Word Origin for -dom

Old English -dōm

British Dictionary definitions for dom (4 of 4)

Dom.
/ RC Church /

abbreviation for
Dominican
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Medical 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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