Saint,1170–1221, Spanish priest: founder of the Dominican order.
a male given name: from the Latin word meaning “of the Lord.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of dominic

Historical Examples of dominic

  • Many of Nostromo's speeches I have heard first in Dominic's voice.

    Notes on My Books

    Joseph Conrad

  • Directly he saw me, Dominic, in a placid tone, wanted to know what was the matter.

  • Dominic, with his arm round my shoulders, supported me in the stern-sheets.

  • Thus, walking deliberately, with his back to the sea, Dominic vanished from my sight.

  • Dominic pointed at the sea, where the guardacosta was a mere dark speck.

British Dictionary definitions for dominic



Saint. original name Domingo de Guzman. ?1170–1221, Spanish priest; founder of the Dominican order. Feast day: Aug 7
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Word Origin and History for dominic


masc. proper name, from Latin dominicus "pertaining to a lord" (see demesne).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper