a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).
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Origin of -drome
Combining form of Greek drómosdromos
Words nearby -drome
droit du seigneur
Other definitions for -drome (2 of 2)
[ drohm ]
/ droʊm /
a department in SE France. 2,533 sq. mi. (6,560 sq. km). Capital: Valence.
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How to use -drome in a sentence
Lester flopped heavily, and skidded across the bottom of the 'drome.
Then the asas made another fetter, by one-half stronger, and this they called Drome.
This was where he would perhaps have been wise to have thrown up and returned to his 'drome.
In the roughest weather, when even within the distant breakwater the Sound is turbulent, the sea-drome is calm as a duck-pond.
British Dictionary definitions for -drome (1 of 2)
n combining form
a course, racecoursehippodrome
a large place for a special purposeaerodrome
Word Origin for -drome
via Latin from Greek dromos race, course
British Dictionary definitions for -drome (2 of 2)
a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Valence. Pop: 452 652 (2003 est. Area: 6561 sq km (2559 sq miles)
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