om

noun
\ ˈōm How to pronounce om (audio) \

Definition of om

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a mantra consisting of the sound \ˈōm\ and used in contemplation of ultimate reality

Definition of OM (Entry 2 of 2)

order of merit

Examples of om in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Warwick has since updated her more than 588,000 Twitter followers on how that went, sharing a photo of Oreo lip balm and a package of Java Chip Oreo cookies om Wednesday. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 30 Dec. 2021 These days Baby Archie could get his om on at an even earlier age, thanks to the proliferation of baby-and-me studios like Love Child in New York. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 May 2019 Nothing like a few sun salutations and oms to start the day. David Gelles, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2018 Get your om on in the Yoga Room, which offers free loaner mats and cleansing wipes, also in 3 (access is free). Elaine Glusac, New York Times, 1 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of om

Noun

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for om

Noun

Sanskrit

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“Om.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/om. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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