domino

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See also: dominó, dominò, and Domino

English[edit]

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Two domino blocks

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French domino (1801), from Medieval Latin domino, from Latin dominus (lord, master); compare Medieval Latin dominicale (a kind of veil). The game is said to be so called from the black under surface or part of the pieces with which it is played.

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Noun[edit]

domino (plural dominos or dominoes)

  1. (dominoes) A tile divided into two squares, each having 0 to 6 (or sometimes more) dots or pips (as in dice), used in the game of dominoes. [from c. 1800]
  2. (politics) A country that is expected to react to events in a neighboring country, according to the domino effect.
  3. A masquerade costume consisting of a hooded robe and a mask covering the upper part of the face.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 485:
      all the women were desirous of having the bundle immediately opened; which operation was at length performed by little Betsy, with the consent of Mr Jones: and the contents were found to be a domino, a mask, and a masquerade ticket.
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1007:
      Then he hunted for the black carnival domino, supposing that it was the appropriate thing for a penitent to wear.
  4. The mask itself.
    • 1872, James De Mille, The Cryptogram[1], HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      He wore a domino, but beneath it could be seen his whiskers, cut after the English fashion, and long and pendent.
  5. The person wearing the costume.
  6. (geometry) A polyomino made up of two squares.

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Related terms[edit]

n name
1 monomino
2 domino
3 tromino or triomino
4 tetromino
5 pentomino
6 hexomino
7 heptomino
8 octomino
9 nonomino or enneomino
10 decomino
11 undecomino
12 dodecomino

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino (third-person singular simple present dominoes, present participle dominoing, simple past and past participle dominoed)

  1. (intransitive) To collapse in the manner of dominoes.
    • 2010, Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey →ISBN, page 107:
      A dismasting often means the dominoing of one mast into the other, down through the decks, cannoning the cargo through the hull below, and sinking the ship very quickly.
  2. (transitive) To cause to collapse in the manner of dominoes.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of dominar

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

domino n

  1. dominoes

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdomino/
  • Hyphenation: do‧mi‧no

Noun[edit]

domino

  1. (dominoes) dominoes
  2. (dominoes) a domino (tile)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of domino (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative domino dominot
genitive dominon dominojen
dominoiden
dominoitten
partitive dominoa dominoja
dominoita
illative dominoon dominoihin
singular plural
nominative domino dominot
accusative nom. domino dominot
gen. dominon
genitive dominon dominojen
dominoiden
dominoitten
partitive dominoa dominoja
dominoita
inessive dominossa dominoissa
elative dominosta dominoista
illative dominoon dominoihin
adessive dominolla dominoilla
ablative dominolta dominoilta
allative dominolle dominoille
essive dominona dominoina
translative dominoksi dominoiksi
instructive dominoin
abessive dominotta dominoitta
comitative dominoineen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin domino, from Latin dominus (lord, master).

Noun[edit]

domino m (plural dominos)

  1. dominoes

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French domino, from Medieval Latin domino, from Latin dominus (lord, master).

Noun[edit]

domino m (plural domini)

  1. dominoes

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive of domare
  2. third-person plural imperative of domare

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dominare

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

dominō

  1. dative singular of dominus
  2. ablative singular of dominus

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dominar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of dominar.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

domino n (uncountable)

  1. dominoes; a type of game

Declension[edit]

Declension of domino 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative domino dominot
Genitive dominos dominots

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish dominó (domino).

Noun[edit]

dominó

  1. domino