[ dom; for 2 also Portuguese dawn ]
/ dɒm; for 2 also Portuguese dɔ̃ /
(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
Definition for dom (2 of 8)
[ dom ]
/ dɒm /
a male given name, form of Dominic.
Definition for dom (3 of 8)
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)
Definition for dom (4 of 8)
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
Definition for dom (5 of 8)
Definition for dom (6 of 8)
dirty old man.
Definition for dom (7 of 8)
Definition for dom (8 of 8)
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)
/ (dɒm) /
(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)
Deo Optimo Maximo
informal Dirty Old Man
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)
suffix forming nouns
state or conditionfreedom; martyrdom
rank or officeearldom
a collection of personsofficialdom
Word Origin for -dom
Old English -dōm
British Dictionary definitions for dom (4 of 4)
/ RC Church /
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Medical definitions for dom
[ dē′ō-ĕm′ ]
2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine; an hallucinogenic agent chemically related to amphetamine.STP
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