Definitions for TOMtɒm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tomtɒm(n.)

  1. the male of various animals, as the turkey.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Zoology

  2. a tomcat.

Origin of tom:

1755–65; generic use of Tom, male given name

Tom*tɒm(n.; v.)Tommed, Tom•ming.

  1. Category: Sociology, Status (usage)

    Ref: Uncle Tom.

  2. (v.i.)(often l.c.) to act like an Uncle Tom.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sociology, Status (usage)

* Extremely Disparaging and Offensive..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tom, Uncle Tom(noun)

    (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites

  2. tom, tomcat(noun)

    male cat

  3. turkey cock, gobbler, tom, tom turkey(noun)

    male turkey

Wiktionary

  1. Tom(ProperNoun)

    , also used as a formal male given name.

  2. Tom(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for the common man.

  3. Tom(ProperNoun)

    A large, deep-toned bells, or a particularly notable example of one.

  4. Origin: tōmaz. Akin to tōmr, whence Icelandic tómur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tom(noun)

    the knave of trumps at gleek

Freebase

  1. Tom Friendly

    Tom Friendly, often referred to as Tom or Mr. Friendly, is a recurring fictional character portrayed by M. C. Gainey on the American Broadcasting Company television series Lost. The series follows the lives of around forty survivors from the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. The survivors find themselves on a mysterious tropical island, and interact with a group known as the Others, who appear to have lived on the island since long before the crash. Tom is an influential member of the Others, and is introduced in 2005 in the season one finale "Exodus: Part 2", where he kidnaps one of the survivors. The character makes another fifteen appearances before being killed in the season three finale "Through the Looking Glass". Tom appears twice in season four in the flashbacks of other characters. Gainey was initially credited as playing "bearded man" and then as "Mr. Friendly" throughout season two before the character was given a first name. In a montage of deceased characters shown at Comic-Con in 2009, the Lost producers present the character's full name as "Tom Friendly".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1955

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1579


Translations for TOM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

empty(adjective)

having nothing inside

an empty box; an empty cup.

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