Dictionary.com

gnomic

1
[ noh-mik, nom-ik ]
/ ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a gnome.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of gnomic

1
First recorded in 1805–15; gnome1 + -ic

Words nearby gnomic

Definition for gnomic (2 of 2)

gnomic2
[ noh-mik, nom-ik ]
/ ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk /

adjective

like or containing gnomes or aphorisms.
of, relating to, or noting a writer of aphorisms, especially any of certain Greek poets.
Also gno·mi·cal .

Origin of gnomic

2
From the Greek word gnōmikós, dating back to 1805–15. See gnome2, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM gnomic

gno·mi·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for gnomic

British Dictionary definitions for gnomic

gnomic

gnomical

/ (ˈnəʊmɪk, ˈnɒm-) /

adjective

consisting of, containing, or relating to gnomes or aphorisms
of or relating to a writer of such sayings

Derived forms of gnomic

gnomically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK