noun dom·i·no \ˈdä-mə-ˌnō\

: a small flat rectangular block made of wood or plastic that has one or more dots on one side and that is used in playing games

dominoes : a game played with dominoes

plural dom·i·noes or dom·i·nos

Full Definition of DOMINO

a (1) :  a long loose hooded cloak usually worn with a half mask as a masquerade costume (2) :  a half mask worn over the eyes with a masquerade costume
b :  a person wearing a domino
a :  a flat rectangular block (as of wood or plastic) whose face is divided into two equal parts that are blank or bear usually from one to six dots arranged as on dice faces
b plural but usually sing in constr :  any of several games played with a set of usually 28 dominoes
:  a member of a group (as of nations) expected to behave in accordance with the domino theory

Examples of DOMINO

  1. Dominoes is one of my favorite games.

Origin of DOMINO

French, probably from Latin (in the ritual formula benedicamus Domino let us bless the Lord)
First Known Use: circa 1694

Rhymes with DOMINO

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DOMINO Defined for Kids


noun dom·i·no \ˈdä-mə-ˌnō\
plural dom·i·noes or dom·i·nos

Definition of DOMINO for Kids

:  one of a set of flat oblong dotted pieces used in playing a game (dominoes)


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