Nome


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Nome

 (nōm)
A city of western Alaska on Norton Sound and the southern coast of Seward Peninsula. It was founded as a gold-mining camp in 1898 and became a boomtown during the gold rush.

nome

 (nōm)
n.
1. A province of Pharaonic, Hellenistic, and Roman Egypt.
2. A nomarchy.

[Greek nomos, district, custom; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

nome

(nəʊm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of the former provinces of modern Greece; nomarchy
2. (Historical Terms) an administrative division of ancient Egypt
[C18: from Greek nomos pasture, region]

Nome

(noʊm)

n.
1. a seaport in W Alaska. 2301.
2. Cape, a cape in W Alaska, on Seward Peninsula, W of Nome.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nome - a town in western Alaska on the southern coast of the Seward PeninsulaNome - a town in western Alaska on the southern coast of the Seward Peninsula; an important center of an Alaskan gold rush at the beginning of the 20th century
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
References in classic literature ?
The Nome King was in an angry mood, and at such times he was very disagreeable.
In came the Chief Steward, trying not to show the Nome King how frightened he was.
The Nome King could think of nothing to say next, so he puffed away at his pipe and paced up and down the room.
Go away--and send General Blug here," screamed the Nome King.
Kaliko hastily withdrew, and the Nome King stamped up and down until the General of his armies appeared.
This Nome was known far and wide as a terrible fighter and a cruel, desperate commander.
To begin with," said he, "word came to our noble and illustrious Ruler, Ozma of Oz, that the wife and ten children--five boys and five girls--of the former King of Ev, by name Evoldo, have been enslaved by the Nome King and are held prisoners in his underground palace.
They were sold to the Nome King by King Ev-ol-do," replied Tiktok.
I had supposed the Nome King was all to blame in the matter.
But he sold them to the powerful Nome King in exchange for a long life, and afterward destroyed the life by jumping into the sea.
Then," said Ozma, "he did not get the long life, and the Nome King must give up the prisoners.
I'd like to know," said Dorothy, "who this Nome King is?