Do·​min·​i·​can də-ˈmi-ni-kən How to pronounce Dominican (audio)
: a member of a mendicant order of friars founded by St. Dominic in 1215 and dedicated especially to preaching
Dominican adjective

Examples of Dominican in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The One? house in the Dominican Republic in the hopes of meeting her soul mate and winning $1,000,000 in the process. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 21 May 2024 Other countries that follow include India at 6%, China at 5%, the Philippines at 4%; El Salvador, Vietnam, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic at 3%; and Guatemala and Korea at 2%. Mike Levin, Orange County Register, 21 May 2024 Ventura died in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic on Jan. 22, 2017. Pete Grathoff, Kansas City Star, 19 May 2024 The Dominican Republic offers a retirement visa for long-term residency with modest financial requirements, and those who decide to spend their golden years here can start with a standard tourist visa while the retirement visa is in process. Pat Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 19 May 2024 Trailing 7-4 early in the third period, Del Norte (14-7) battled back with four consecutive goals by Dominican University commit Kyra Evans (2 goals), junior Elise Cardell (3 goals) and two by freshman Anielle Standing to pull ahead 8-7 with 3:10 to play. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2024 American is adding new nonstop flights from cities across the U.S. to St. Vincent and the Grenadines; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Bridgetown, Barbados; St Lucia; St. Maarten; and Liberia, Costa Rica. Kate Marijolovic, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 16 May 2024 The source of these happenings, in a graveyard in the Dominican Republic, is the confrontation between memories and lived agendas. Marcela Davison Avilés, NPR, 15 May 2024 An international amateur free-agent signee out of Colombia, Bello debuted in the Dominican Summer League in 2022 and has seen his strikeout rate increase each year. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2024

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Word History


St. Dominic

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dominican was in 1534

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“Dominican.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Do·​min·​i·​can də-ˈmin-i-kən How to pronounce Dominican (audio)
: a member of a mendicant order of preaching friars founded in 1215
Dominican adjective

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