Definitions for TOMEtoʊm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tometoʊm(n.)

  1. a book, esp. a very heavy, large, or learned book.

  2. a volume forming a part of a larger work.

Origin of tome:

1510–20; < F < L tomus < Gk tómos slice, piece, papyrus roll, der. of témnein to cut

-tome

  1. a combining form with the meanings “cutting instrument” (microtome), “segment, somite” (dermatome).

    Category: Affix

Origin of -tome:

< Gk -tomos -cutting

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tome(noun)

    a (usually) large and scholarly book

Wiktionary

  1. tome(Noun)

    One in a series of volumes.

  2. tome(Noun)

    A large or scholarly book.

    The professor pulled a dusty old tome from the bookshelf.

  3. Origin: From French, from tomus, from τόμος, from τέμνω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tome(noun)

    as many writings as are bound in a volume, forming part of a larger work; a book; -- usually applied to a ponderous volume

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