- a department in SE France. 2533 sq. mi. (6560 sq. km). Capital: Valence.
- a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).
Origin of -drome
Examples from the Web for drome
Historical Examples of drome
Lester flopped heavily, and skidded across the bottom of the 'drome.The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
This was where he would perhaps have been wise to have thrown up and returned to his 'drome.Air Men o' War
This was the first time his conscience bothered him about going underneath the drome.Zero Hour
You've got to drive me out to my 'drome, and I told her where that was.The Disturbing Charm
Then the asas made another fetter, by one-half stronger, and this they called Drome.The Younger Edda
- a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Valence. Pop: 452 652 (2003 est. Area: 6561 sq km (2559 sq miles)
- a course, racecoursehippodrome
- a large place for a special purposeaerodrome