Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

prom

play
noun \ˈpräm\

Simple Definition of prom

  • : a formal dance for high school students usually at the end of the school year

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prom

  1. 1 :  a formal dance given by a high school or college class

  2. 2 British :  promenade 2

Examples of prom in a sentence

  1. Are you going to the prom?

  2. <he resolved to ask her to the school prom at the first opportunity>



Origin of prom

short for promenade


First Known Use: 1894

Rhymes with prom


2

prom

abbreviation

Definition of prom




PROM Defined for Kids

prom

play
noun \ˈpräm\

Definition of prom for Students

  1. :  a usually formal dance given by a high school or college class





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up prom? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the Celtic May Day festival

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

angry maudlin oily prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ