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Dom

 (dŏm)
n.
1. (also dōN) Used formerly as a title for male members of Portuguese and Brazilian royalty, aristocracy, and hierarchy, preceding the given name.
2. Roman Catholic Church Used as a title before the names of Benedictine and Carthusian monks in major or minor orders.

[Portuguese, from Latin dominus, lord, master; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

dom

(dɒm)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) (sometimes capital) RC Church a title given to Benedictine, Carthusian, and Cistercian monks and to certain of the canons regular
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly in Portugal and Brazil) a title borne by royalty, princes of the Church, and nobles
[C18 (monastic title): from Latin dominus lord]

DOM

abbreviation for
1. (Architecture) Deo Optimo Maximo
2. informal Dirty Old Man
abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Dominican Republic (international car registration)
[(for sense 1) Latin: to God, the best, the Greatest]

dom

(dɒm; for 2 also Port. dɔ̃)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) a title of a monk in certain monastic orders.
2. (usu. cap.) a Portuguese title affixed to a man's given name; Sir: formerly a title of certain dignitaries.
[1710–20; short for Latin dominus lord, master]

-dom

a suffix forming nouns that refer to domain (kingdom), collection of persons (officialdom), rank or station (earldom), or general condition (freedom).
[Middle English; Old English -dōm; c. Old Norse -dōmr, German -tum; see doom]

Dom.

1. Dominica.
2. Dominican.

dom.

1. domain.
2. domestic.
3. dominant.
4. dominion.
References in classic literature ?
As a result, these revenues were already quadrupled, and yet the burden was so much more equably distributed than before, that all the king- dom felt a sense of relief, and the praises of my ad- ministration were hearty and general.
I tried to make out to myself that I warn't to blame, because I didn't run Jim off from his rightful owner; but it warn't no use, conscience up and says, every time, "But you knowed he was running for his free- dom, and you could a paddled ashore and told some- body.
From that mo- ment, I understood the pathway from slavery to free- dom.
Theresa Hessier, a dancer, married Dom Fernando, brother to the King of Portugal.
Accompanied by his wife, the Empress Theresa, and by a bevy of courtiers, the Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro de Alcantara, walked into the room, advanced with both hands outstretched to the bewildered Bell, and exclaimed: "Professor Bell, I am delighted to see you again.
A wire had been strung from one end of the room to the other, and while Bell went to the transmitter, Dom Pedro took up the receiver and placed it to his ear.
The original rag is at my home in Durban, together with poor Dom Jose's translation, but I have the English rendering in my pocket- book, and a facsimile of the map, if it can be called a map.
tis my master in Hermes, Dom Claude Frollo, the archdeacon
He was only fut for a pugsty, an' a dom puir apology for thot same.
I have not heard a man speak better since old Dom Bertrand died, who was at one time chaplain to the White Company.
And per- haps in this is the whole difference; perhaps all the wis- dom, and all truth, and all sincerity, are just compressed into that inappreciable moment of time in which we step over the threshold of the invisible.
It was also the capital of an Eastern king dom, lying up a river as might be London lies up this old Thames of ours.