1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a title of a monk in the Benedictine, Carthusian, Cistercian, and certain other monastic orders.
  2. (usually initial capital letter) a Portuguese title affixed to a man’s given name; Sir: formerly a title of certain dignitaries.


  1. a male given name, form of Dominic.

  1. domain.
  2. domestic.
  3. dominant.
  4. dominion.

  1. Dominica.
  2. Dominican.


  1. dirty old man.

  1. a suffix forming nouns which refer to domain (kingdom), collection of persons (officialdom), rank or station (earldom), or general condition (freedom).

  1. to God, the Best, the Greatest.


  1. (sometimes capital) RC Church a title given to Benedictine, Carthusian, and Cistercian monks and to certain of the canons regular
  2. (formerly in Portugal and Brazil) a title borne by royalty, princes of the Church, and nobles

abbreviation for

  1. Deo Optimo Maximo
  2. informal Dirty Old Man

abbreviation for

  1. Dominican Republic (international car registration)

abbreviation for

  1. Dominican

suffix forming nouns

  1. state or conditionfreedom; martyrdom
  2. rank or officeearldom
  3. domainkingdom; Christendom
  4. a collection of personsofficialdom

abstract suffix of state, from Old English dom “statute, judgment” (see doom (n.)). Already active as a suffix in Old English (e.g. freodom, wisdom); from stem *do- “do” + *-moz abstract suffix. Cf. cognate German -tum, Old High German tuom.


  1. 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine; an hallucinogenic agent chemically related to amphetamine.STP

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