honorific title

Definition of Dom

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 \ ˈdäm How to pronounce Dom (audio) \ used as a title for some monks and canons regular
2 \ ˈdōⁿ How to pronounce Dom (audio) \ used as a title prefixed to the Christian name of a Portuguese or Brazilian man of rank

Definition of dom (Entry 2 of 3)

1 domestic
2 dominant
3 dominion

Definition of -dom (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : dignity : office dukedom
b : realm : jurisdiction kingdom
2 : state or fact of being freedom
3 : those having a (specified) office, occupation, interest, or character officialdom

First Known Use of Dom

Honorific title

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Dom

Honorific title

Latin dominus master

Noun suffix

Middle English, from Old English -dōm; akin to Old High German -tuom -dom, Old English dōm judgment — more at doom

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“Dom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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noun suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -dom

: the state of being (something)
: the rank of
: the area ruled by


noun suffix
\ dəm \

Kids Definition of -dom

1 : the area ruled by kingdom
2 : state or fact of being freedom
3 : the group having a certain office, occupation, interest, or character


\ ˌdē-(ˌ)ō-ˈem How to pronounce DOM (audio) \

Medical Definition of DOM

: stp

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