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dom·i·no 1

 (dŏm′ə-nō′)
n. pl. dom·i·noes or dom·i·nos
1.
a. A small rectangular wood or plastic block, the face of which is divided into halves, each half being blank or marked by dots resembling those on dice.
b. dominoes or dominos(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A game played with a set of these small blocks, generally 28 in number.
2. A country expected to react politically to events as predicted by the domino theory: "The dominos did indeed fall in Indochina" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).

[French, probably from domino, mask, perhaps because of the resemblance between the eyeholes and the spots on some of the tiles; see domino2.]

dom·i·no 2

 (dŏm′ə-nō′)
n. pl. dom·i·noes or dom·i·nos
1.
a. A costume consisting of a hooded robe worn with an eye mask at a masquerade.
b. The mask so worn.
2. One wearing this costume.

[French, probably from Latin (benedīcāmus) dominō, (let us praise) the Lord, dative of dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

domino

(ˈdɒmɪˌnəʊ)
n, pl -noes
1. (Games, other than specified) a small rectangular block used in the game of dominoes, divided on one side into two equal areas, each of which is either blank or marked with from one to six dots
2. (modifier) exhibiting the domino effect: a domino pattern of takeovers.
[C19: from French, from Italian, perhaps from domino! master, said by the winner]

domino

(ˈdɒmɪˌnəʊ)
n, pl -noes or -nos
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a large hooded cloak worn with an eye mask at a masquerade
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the eye mask worn with such a cloak
[C18: from French or Italian, probably from Latin dominus lord, master]

Domino

(ˈdɒmɪnəʊ)
n
(Biography) Fats. real name Antoine Domino born 1928, US rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll pianist, singer, and songwriter. His singles include "Ain't that a Shame" (1955) and "Blueberry Hill" (1956)

dom•i•no1

(ˈdɒm əˌnoʊ)

n., pl. -noes.
1. a small, flat block, the face of which has two squares, each either blank or bearing pips or dots.
2. dominoes, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which the ends of such pieces are matched.
[1710–20; perhaps identical with domino2]

dom•i•no2

(ˈdɒm əˌnoʊ)

n., pl. -noes, -nos.
1. a loose, hooded cloak worn with a half mask by persons in masquerade.
2. the mask.
3. a person wearing such dress.
[1710–20; < Italian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domino - United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)Domino - United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)
2.domino - a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume
cloak - a loose outer garment
fancy dress, masquerade costume, masquerade - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
3.domino - a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyesdomino - a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
mask - a covering to disguise or conceal the face
4.domino - a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
five, five-spot - a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
four-spot, four - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
one-spot - a domino or die whose upward face shows one pip
six-spot, six - a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
Translations
حَجَر الدّومينولُعْبَةُ الدومينو
dominová kostkakostka domina
dominobrik
dominopalikka
domino
dominó
dómínókubbur
ドミノ
도미노
domino
dominodomino kauliņš
kocka domina
domino
โดมิโน
dominodomino taşı
quân cờ domino

domino

[ˈdɒmɪnəʊ]
A. N (dominoes (pl))
1. (= piece in game) → ficha f de dominó
dominoes (= game) → dominó msing
to play dominoesjugar al dominó, jugar dominó (LAm)
2. (= dress) → dominó m
B. CPD domino effect N (Pol) → reacción f en cadena
domino theory N (Pol) → teoría f de la reacción en cadena

domino

[ˈdɒmɪnəʊ] [dominoes] (pl)
ndomino m dominoes
npl (= game) → dominos mpldomino effect neffet m domino, effet m de domino

domino

n pl <-es>
Domino(stein) m; a game of dominoesein Dominospiel nt; to play dominoesDomino spielen
(= costume, mask)Domino m

domino

[ˈdɒmɪnəʊ] ntessera del domino dominoes npl (game) → domino msg

domino

(ˈdominəu) plural ˈdominoes noun
an oblong piece of wood etc marked with spots with which the game of ˈdominoes is played.

domino

لُعْبَةُ الدومينو dominová kostka dominobrik Dominostein ντόμινο dominó, ficha de dominó dominopalikka domino domino domino ドミノ 도미노 domino domino domino dominó домино domino โดมิโน domino quân cờ domino 多米诺骨牌
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Latitude and longitude, noon every day; and how many miles we made last twenty-four hours; and all the domino games I beat and horse billiards; and whales and sharks and porpoises; and the text of the sermon Sundays (because that'll tell at home, you know); and the ships we saluted and what nation they were; and which way the wind was, and whether there was a heavy sea, and what sail we carried, though we don't ever carry any, principally, going against a head wind always--wonder what is the reason of that?
Jones expressed some surprize on this occasion, and declared it must be some mistake; but the maid persisting that she was certain of the name, all the women were desirous of having the bundle immediately opened; which operation was at length performed by little Betsy, with the consent of Mr Jones: and the contents were found to be a domino, a mask, and a masquerade ticket.
Jones had not a sufficient degree of vanity to entertain any such flattering imagination; nor did Mrs Miller herself give much assent to what Mr Nightingale had said, till Miss Nancy having lifted up the domino, a card dropt from the sleeve, in which was written as follows:--
At the centre window, the one hung with white damask with a red cross, was a blue domino, beneath which Franz's imagination easily pictured the beautiful Greek of the Argentina.
Then they returned to the Rospoli Palace; but the count and the blue domino had also disappeared; the two windows, hung with yellow damask, were still occupied by the persons whom the count had invited.
When you say invisible," interrupted Albert, "it is only to keep up the mystery; for whom do you take the blue domino at the window with the white curtains?
Jo peeped into his half-open eye, felt his little heart, and finding him stiff and cold, shook her head, and offered her domino box for a coffin.
March went out, after peeping here and there to see how matters went, also saying a word of comfort to Beth, who sat making a winding sheet, while the dear departed lay in state in the domino box.
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