noun, plural dom·i·noes.
Origin of domino1
noun, plural dom·i·noes, dom·i·nos.
Origin of domino2
Related Words for dominovisor, veil, cloak, camouflage, blind, visage, show, disguise, aspect, pretext, facade, affectation, air, hood, concealment, veneer, semblance, masquerade, screen, pose
Examples from the Web for domino
Contemporary Examples of domino
The lack of food can also domino effect into peace and security—already there have been reports about stolen food aid.Liberia’s Ebola Famine
Abby Haglage, Nina Strochlic
November 13, 2014
This first session set off a domino effect of unexpected proportions.China’s Last Foot-Binding Survivors
July 2, 2014
The CVS move will undoubtedly create a domino effect among other pharmacy chains.The War on Smoking Didn’t Save My Mother’s Life, but It Could Save Many More
February 5, 2014
And two guests from that weekend getaway later pitched in a small amount to cover costs at the Domino exploration.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners
December 16, 2013
[Foreign intervention] will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific.Syria’s Assad to West: ‘I Am Tougher Than Gaddafi’
November 8, 2012
Historical Examples of domino
If you want to enjoy yourself at the ball, take my advice and go in a domino.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
I was standing near them, and two other masks, both in domino, hovered about.The First Violin
Zenobia's betrothed brought me my domino, and the countess had hers already.
I thought I should never have done; I had to alter the whole fit of the domino.
Philip sat down on the edge of the domino path to rest and think.The Magic City
noun plural -noes
Word Origin for domino
noun plural -noes or -nos
Word Origin for domino
1801, from French domino (1771), perhaps (on comparison of the black tiles of the game) from the meaning "hood with a cloak worn by canons or priests" (1690s), from Latin dominus "lord, master" (see domain), but the connection is not clear. Klein thinks it might be directly from dominus, "because he who has first disposed his pieces becomes 'the master.' " Metaphoric use in geopolitics is from April 1954, first used by U.S. President Eisenhower in a "New York Times" piece, in reference to what happens when you set up a row of dominos and knock the first one down.