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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominoes, dominosnoun

    any of several games played with small rectangular blocks


  1. dominoesnoun

    Any of several games played by arranging domino tiles on a flat surface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominoes

    of Domino


  1. Dominoes

    Dominoes generally refers to the collective gaming pieces making up a domino set or to the subcategory of tile games played with domino pieces. In the area of mathematical tilings and polyominoes, the word domino often refers to any rectangle formed from joining two congruent squares edge to edge. The traditional Sino-European domino set consists of 28 dominoes, colloquially nicknamed bones, cards, tiles, tickets, stones, or spinners. Each domino is a rectangular tile with a line dividing its face into two square ends. Each end is marked with a number of spots or is blank. The backs of the dominoes in a set are indistinguishable, either blank or having some common design. A domino set is a generic gaming device, similar to playing cards or dice, in that a variety of games can be played with a set. The earliest mention of dominoes is from Song Dynasty China, found in the text Former Events in Wulin. Dominoes first appeared in Italy during the 18th century, and although it is unknown how Chinese dominoes developed into the modern game, it is speculated that Italian missionaries in China may have brought the game to Europe.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dominoes

    A game invented by two French monks, who amused themselves with square, flat stones marked with spots. The winner declared his victory by reciting the first line of the Vesper service: “Dixit Dominus Domino Meo.” When, later, the game became the recreation of the whole convent, the Vesper line was abbreviated into “Domino,” and the stones themselves received the name of “Dominoes.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominoes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominoes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of dominoes in a Sentence

  1. David Kostin:

    [ Last ] week demonstrated that unsustainable excess in one small part of the market has the potential to tip a row of dominoes and create broader turmoil.

  2. Alexandra Lahav:

    This may be the start of the dominoes falling for Purdue.

  3. David Gushee:

    All across Christianity, we see the dominoes falling of abandoning the historic stigma and rejection of gay people and gay relationships.

  4. Gary Bongiovanni:

    It seems like they're falling like dominoes, one at a time, the whole thing has gotten a lot shorter than it was.

  5. Tom Sullivan:

    As soon as we heard the first 'guilty' we knew the other dominoes were going to fall.

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