a book, especially a very heavy, large, or learned book.
a volume forming a part of a larger work.
Other definitions for -tome (2 of 2)
a combining form with the meanings “cutting instrument” (microtome; osteotome), “segment, somite” (sclerotome), used in the formation of compound words.
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How to use tome in a sentence
The experience of watching a TV show will never feel quite the same as losing yourself, for weeks, in a fat, historical tome.In Starz's Enchanting The Luminaries, Fate and Free Will Battle Amid New Zealand's Gold Rush | Judy Berman | February 12, 2021 | Time
After all, by living an ill-charted, almost mythical life full of anecdote and folk wisdom, Paige actually may have increased the durability and weight of his chapter in the sport's tome.Satchel Paige was one of baseball’s best. It didn’t take an announcement to know that. | Thomas M. Boswell | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
His hefty, demanding tome emphasizes the effects of changing circumstances that pivoted both Stalin and Russia into a vortex of revolution and civil war.Did Stalin’s rise to power foretell the butchery that came next? | Robert Service | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The company’s bible for remote work, a 7,000-page digital tome called the GitLab Team Handbook, is freely available on its website.Want to know how to WFH better? There’s a class for that | Michal Lev-Ram, writer | September 22, 2020 | Fortune
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century was a big hit in China, as 700-page tomes on economic theory go.Beijing loved Thomas Piketty’s critique of capitalism—until he turned to China | Mary Hui | August 31, 2020 | Quartz
When I see Oliona back at her flat she brings out a tome of Pushkin.
The 468-page tome purports to be a definitive account of the comedian's life and career.Hannibal Buress Says Bill Cosby Is a Rapist: A History of Sexual Assault Allegations | Amy Zimmerman | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had some help, too—the entire cast and crew of The Princess Bride contributed cherished memories to the tome.Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’ | Marlow Stern | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
David Foster Wallace even named a chapter in his tome Brief Interviews with Hideous Men “Signifying Nothing.”James Franco and Scott Haze on 'The Sound and the Fury' and Gawker 'Outing' Them As A 'Couple' | Marlow Stern | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Franco optioned the tome back in March 2011, and will star and direct the flick.James Franco Shot His New Movie at the Venice Film Festival and I Was in It | Marlow Stern | September 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They presented to the amused officer an enormous MS. tome of Church services!The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
It was translated into Latin by Theodorus Schrivelius, and printed in the third tome of his theological works.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
When they rested in a tree on the other shore, Chow Soo tome crept from under the wing and climbed down the tree.
The ape pitied him and sought to aid him, and what food he had or found he shared with Chow Soo tome gladly.
Through forest, over mountains and across plains toiled Chow Soo tome patiently.
British Dictionary definitions for tome (1 of 2)
a large weighty book
one of the several volumes of a work
British Dictionary definitions for -tome (2 of 2)
indicating an instrument for cutting: osteotome
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