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Meaning of DOMINO

Pronunciation:  'dâmu`now

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots
  2. [n]  a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
  3. [n]  a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume
  4. [n]  United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)

DOMINO is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: Antoine Domino, eye mask, Fats Domino, half mask
 See Also: ballad maker, block, cloak, fancy dress, five-spot, four-spot, mask, masquerade, masquerade costume, rhythm and blues musician, six-spot, songster, songwriter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dom"i*no\, n.; pl. {Dominos} or (esp. the pieces for a
game) {Dominoes}. [F. domino, or It. domin[`o], or Sp.
domin['o], fr. L. dominus master. The domino was orig. a hood
worn by the canons of a cathedral. See {Don}, {Dame}.]
1. A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a
   sort of amice. --Kersey.

2. A mourning veil formerly worn by women.

3. A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask worn at
   masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face.
   Dominos were formerly worn by ladies in traveling.

4. A costume worn as a disguise at masquerades, consisting of
   a robe with a hood adjustable at pleasure.

5. A person wearing a domino.

6. pl. A game played by two or more persons, with
   twenty-eight pieces of wood, bone, or ivory, of a flat,
   oblong shape, plain at the back, but on the face divided
   by a line in the middle, and either left blank or
   variously dotted after the manner of dice. The game is
   played by matching the spots or the blank of an unmatched
   half of a domino already played --Hoyle.

7. One of the pieces with which the game of dominoes is
   played. --Hoyle.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are playing dominoes and win, foretells that you will be drawn into sinful pleasures, which will bring much distress to your family and relatives. Dreaming that you are playing dominoes and lose indicates that your indiscreetness with the opposite sex will bring much easiness to a friend who has much concern for your safety.