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Nom


Nom

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Noun.
[F. See
Noun
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Name.
Nom de guerre
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literally, war name; hence, a fictitious name, or one assumed for a time.
Nom de plume
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literally, pen name; hence, a name assumed by an author as his or her signature.

Definition 2022


nom

nom

See also: NOM, nòm, ñom, -nom, no'm, nom-, nom., and -nöm

English

Noun

nom (plural noms)

  1. (informal) Short for nomination.
    • 2000 May 30, "Webmaster -- Kevin Stroud" (username), "Re: RBL nomination for 195.235.113.140 (mail.teleline.es) -- 5th supporting email, in news.admin.net-abuse.email, Usenet:
      I have already submitted a revised (in terms of format) nomination. [] In the future I will try to better organize my information (one message per nom, snip out excess spam if I post, etc.).
    • 2001 July 17, "William Tunstall-Pedoe" (username), "problems/suggestions for this group", in alt.anagrams, Usenet:
      The obvious way to reduce the number of noms is to increase the standard.
    • 2010 February 13, "Juan F. Lara" (username), "2/5-7 Weekend BoxOffice", in rec.arts.animation and rec.arts.disney.animation, Usenet:
      Particularly "Mr. Fox" now that it has an Oscar nom to boast about.
  2. (informal) Short for nominator.
  3. (informal) Short for nominee.

Verb

nom (third-person singular simple present noms, present participle nomming, simple past and past participle nommed)

  1. (transitive, informal) Short for nominate.
    • 1998, "blaque" (username), "A Teeny Favor (Was: Re: NOMINATION: Ms A.T. Rookie (fwd)", in alt.tasteless, Usenet:
      I have a little request to make. When you kids nom, do you think you could make clear who it is you're nomming -- and maybe even include the article headers for the voters (and the judge) -- many of whom are not psychics?
    • 2001, "William Tunstall-Pedoe" (username), "problems/suggestions for this group", in alt.anagrams, Usenet:
      Quite a big percentage of the anagrams posted here get nommed - IMO it should only be around 20% or so.
    • 2007, Variety staff, "Composer Prince dies" (obituary):
      Emmy-nommed composer Robert Prince died March 4 in Los Angeles after a brief illness.

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

nom

  1. (colloquial) Used to denote eating, or enjoyment of eating. Commonly used as "nom nom nom".
    [to a baby] You are so cute, I could just eat you right up! Nom nom nom.
Translations

Verb

nom (third-person singular simple present noms, present participle nomming, simple past and past participle nommed)

  1. (colloquial) To eat with noisy enjoyment.
Related terms

Anagrams


Akan

Pronunciation

Verb

nom

  1. to drink
    nom nsu - to drink water

References

  1. Kotey, Paul Amon (2007) Twi-English/English-Twi Dictionary. New York: Hippocrene Books. ISBN 978-0-7818-0264-2

Aromanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from Greek νόμος (nómos).

Noun

nom n (plural nomuri)

  1. law
  2. rule
  3. belief

Synonyms


Catalan

Etymology

From Old Provençal nom, from Latin nōmen, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɔm/
  • Rhymes: -ɔm

Noun

nom m (plural noms)

  1. name
  2. (grammar) noun

Synonyms


French

Etymology

From Old French nom, from Latin nomen, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɔ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃
  • Homophones: noms, non

Noun

nom m (plural noms)

  1. A name, especially a last name or family name.
    Un nom de famille est un nom propre. ― A family name is a proper noun.
    Votre nom et prénom, s'il vous plaît. ― Your last name and first name, please.
  2. A noun.
    Un nom de famille est un nom propre. ― A family name is a proper noun.

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Anagrams


Istriot

Etymology

From Latin nōmen.

Noun

nom

  1. name

Maltese

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin nomen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔːm/

Noun

nom m (plural nomi)

  1. (grammar) noun

Middle English

Verb

nom

  1. third-person preterite of nimenThird-person preterite form of nimen

Norman

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old French nom, from Latin nōmen, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.

Pronunciation

Noun

nom m (plural noms)

  1. (Jersey) name
  2. (Jersey, grammar) noun

Derived terms


Occitan

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Provençal nom, from Latin nōmen.

Noun

nom m (plural noms)

  1. name
  2. (grammar) noun

Derived terms


Old French

Alternative forms

  • num (Anglo-Norman)
  • nun (Anglo-Norman)

Etymology

From Latin nōmen.

Noun

nom m (oblique plural nons, nominative singular nons, nominative plural nom)

  1. name

Descendants

  • English: noun (borrowed)
  • French: nom
  • Norman: nom
  • Walloon: no

Old Provençal

Etymology

From Latin nōmen.

Noun

nom m (oblique plural noms, nominative singular noms, nominative plural nom)

  1. name

Descendants


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈnõ/
  • Hyphenation: nom

Adverb

nom (not comparable)

  1. (dated, dialectal) Alternative form of não
    • 14th-15th centuries, O Livro de Exopo, A rã e o boi:
      Madre, nom faças, ca tu es muy pequena cousa a rrespeyto d’este boy.
      Mother, don't do it, because you are a very small thing compared to this ox.

Sawi

Particle

nom

  1. don't
    Tadan nom! ― Don't be afraid!

See also

  • haser