- (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
- a male given name, form of Dominic.
- dirty old man.
- a suffix forming nouns which refer to domain (kingdom), collection of persons (officialdom), rank or station (earldom), or general condition (freedom).
Origin of -dom
- to God, the Best, the Greatest.
Origin of D.O.M.
Examples from the Web for dom
Contemporary Examples of dom
Dom knows this because it is a moment he has visited over and over again.The Internet Embedded in Your Head
November 21, 2014
Dom Raso, former Navy SEAL: If Adam Lanza had NRA gun safety training, might not have killed.Gun Training Could’ve Prevented Newtown and 7 More of the Craziest Ideas From NRA YouTube Stars
July 25, 2014
This road trip movie is star-studded with Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Burt Reynolds, and Dom DeLuise.10 Greatest Road Trip Movies
May 21, 2014
In the meantime, as Dom struggles to make ends meet without a job, his fellow Walmart workers still struggle as well.Pushing for Justice at Walmart
December 16, 2013
The FDA is now apparently taking policy cues from The End, a 1978 comedy starring Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise.No DNA Testing For You, Thanks to the FDA
November 26, 2013
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 grave anxiety of Dom Miguel's countenance was instantly dispelled.
It is the adjutant-general Dom Miguel desires to see, and I am adjutant-general no longer.
Since Dom Miguel asked for you, you had better remain, perhaps.
- (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
- Deo Optimo Maximo
- informal Dirty Old Man
- Dominican Republic (international car registration)
Word Origin for DOM
- state or conditionfreedom; martyrdom
- rank or officeearldom
- domainkingdom; Christendom
- a collection of personsofficialdom
Word Origin for -dom
Word Origin and History for 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.
- 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine; an hallucinogenic agent chemically related to amphetamine.STP