Domino

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File:Domino (PSF).png
Two domino blocks

Etymology

From French domino (1801) < Medieval Latin domino < 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

Domino (plural dominos or dominoes)
  1. (games) A tile divided into two squares, each having 0 to 6 dots or pips (as in dice), used in the game of dominoes.
  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.
  4. The mask itself.
  5. The person wearing the costume.
  6. (geometry) A polyomino made up of two squares.

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Czech

Noun

Domino n.

  1. dominoes

French

Noun

Domino m. (plural Dominos)

  1. dominoes

Italian

Noun

domino m. (plural domini)

  1. dominoes

Verb

Domino

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

Verb

Domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dominare

Latin

Noun

dominō

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

Spanish

Verb

Domino (infinitive dominar)

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

Swedish

Noun

Domino n. (uncountable)

  1. domino; a type of game

Declension

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