noun \ˈtōm\

: a very large, thick book

Full Definition of TOME

:  a volume forming part of a larger work
:  book; especially :  a large or scholarly book

Examples of TOME

  1. a long tome on European history
  2. <picked up a thick tome on the Roman Empire at a used book store>

Origin of TOME

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin tomus, from Greek tomos section, roll of papyrus, tome, from temnein to cut; akin to Middle Irish tamnaid he lops, Polish ciąć to cut, and perhaps to Latin tondēre to shear
First Known Use: 1519

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

Rhymes with TOME


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