Om

[ awm ]
/ ɔm /

noun Hinduism.

a mantric word thought to be a complete expression of Brahman and interpreted as having three sounds representing Brahma or creation, Vishnu or preservation, and Siva or destruction, or as consisting of the same three sounds, representing waking, dreams, and deep sleep, along with the following silence, which is fulfillment.

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Also Aum [ohm] /oʊm/ .

Origin of Om

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1780–90

Definition for Om (2 of 3)

Om.

abbreviation

Ostmark.

Definition for Om (3 of 3)

O.M.

abbreviation British.

Order of Merit.
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British Dictionary definitions for Om (1 of 4)

om

the internet domain name for

Oman

British Dictionary definitions for Om (2 of 4)

Om
/ (əʊm) /

noun

Hinduism a sacred syllable typifying the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, who are concerned in the threefold operation of integration, maintenance, and disintegration

Word Origin for Om

from Sanskrit

British Dictionary definitions for Om (3 of 4)

OM

abbreviation for

Oman (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for Om (4 of 4)

OM

abbreviation for

Order of Merit (a Brit title)

symbol for

currency (the former) Ostmark
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Medical definitions for Om

OM

abbr.

otitis media
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