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3 letters words from 'tom'

MOT 5TOM 5

2 letters words from 'tom'

MO 4OM 4
TO 2 

All 3 letters words made out of tom

tom otm tmo mto omt mot

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Definitions and meaning of tom

tom

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɒm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɑm/
  • Rhymes: -ɒm

Etymology 1

From generic use of the proper name Tom.

Noun

tom (plural toms)

  1. The male of the domesticated cat.
  2. The male of the turkey.
  3. The male of the orangutan.
  4. The male of certain other animals.
  5. (Britain, slang) prostitutes
  6. (US, slang) A lesbian.
  7. (music) Clipping of tom-tom.
  8. (obsolete) The jack of trumps in the card game gleek.
  9. (Britain, regional, obsolete) A close-stool.
Synonyms
  • (male cat): tomcat, he-cat
  • (male turkey): turkey-cock
  • (male of other animals): male
  • (prostitute): See also Thesaurus:prostitute
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened from tomato

Noun

tom (plural toms)

  1. (Britain, greengrocers' slang) A tomato (the fruit).
    Toms 90p a pound

Etymology 3

Rhyming slang from tomfoolery.

Noun

tom (uncountable)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) jewellery

Etymology 4

From Uncle Tom.

Verb

tom (third-person singular simple present toms, present participle tomming, simple past and past participle tommed)

  1. (intransitive, derogatory, of a black person) To act in an obsequiously servile manner toward white authority.

Etymology 5

Verb

tom (third-person singular simple present toms, present participle tomming, simple past and past participle tommed)

  1. (nautical) To dig out a hole below the hatch cover of a bulker and fill it with cargo or weights to aid stability.

Anagrams

  • MOT, Mot, OMT, OTM, TMO, mot

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse tómr, from Proto-Germanic *tōmaz (empty) .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtˢʌmˀ]
  • Rhymes: -ɒm

Adjective

tom (neuter tomt, plural and definite singular attributive tomme)

  1. empty

References

  • “tom” in Den Danske Ordbog

Irish

Etymology 1

From Old Irish tom (bush, tuft; hillock, knoll).

Pronunciation

  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /t̪ˠuːmˠ/

Noun

tom m (genitive singular toim, nominative plural toim or tomacha)

  1. bush, shrub
    Synonym: tor
  2. clump, tuft, tussock
Declension
  • Alternative plural: tomacha (Cois Fharraige)
Derived terms
  • tomach (bushy; tufted)

Etymology 2

Noun

tom m (genitive singular toma, nominative plural tomanna)

  1. Alternative form of taom (fit, paroxysm)
Declension

Etymology 3

Verb

tom (present analytic tomann, future analytic tomfaidh, verbal noun tomadh, past participle tomtha)

  1. Alternative form of tum (dip, immerse)
Conjugation

Mutation


Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [tɔm]

Determiner

tom

  1. locative masculine singular of ten
  2. locative neuter singular of ten

Middle English

Etymology 1

Adjective

tom

  1. Alternative form of tome (empty)

Etymology 2

Noun

tom (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of tome (freetime)

Etymology 3

Adjective

tom

  1. (Southwest, southern West Midlands) Alternative form of tame (tame)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse tómr

Adjective

tom (neuter singular tomt, definite singular and plural tomme, comparative tommere, indefinite superlative tommest, definite superlative tommeste)

  1. empty

Derived terms

  • halvtom
  • tomflaske
  • tomhet

Related terms

  • tømme

References

  • “tom” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse tómr

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʊmː/ (example of pronunciation)

Adjective

tom (neuter singular tomt, definite singular and plural tomme, comparative tommare, indefinite superlative tommast, definite superlative tommaste)

  1. empty
Derived terms
  • halvtom
  • tomflaske
Related terms
  • tømme, tømma

Etymology 2

From Old Norse taumr.

Noun

tom m (definite singular tommen, indefinite plural tommar, definite plural tommane)

  1. Alternative form of taum; form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by taum
Derived terms
  • fortom

References

  • “tom” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • mot, t.o.m.

Oksapmin

Noun

tom

  1. water

References

  • Robyn Loughnane, A Grammar of Oksapmin (April 2009), page 58

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *tōmaz (empty). Akin to Old Norse tómr (empty), whence Icelandic tómur (empty).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /toːm/

Adjective

tōm

  1. empty
  2. (figurative) free from

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: tome, tom, toume, tombe
    • English: toom
    • Scots: tume, tuim

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [t̪ɔ̃m]

Noun

tom m inan

  1. volume (single book of a publication issued in multi-book format)

Declension


Portuguese

Etymology

Probably a semi-learned borrowing from Latin tonus (and influenced by som; compare the Spanish ton, variant of the standard tono, which underwent a similar change, influenced by son, respectively), from Ancient Greek τόνος (tónos, tone), from τείνω (teínō, I stretch). Cf. also trom, a possible doublet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tõ/
  • Hyphenation: tom
  • Rhymes:

Noun

tom m (plural tons)

  1. tone or pitch (property of sound determined by the frequency)
  2. (music) tone (interval of a major second)
  3. (music) key.

See also

  • trom

Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t̪ʰɔum/

Noun

tom m (genitive singular tuim, plural toman or tomannan)

  1. round hillock or knoll, rising ground, swell, green eminence
  2. any round heap
  3. tuft of anything
  4. bush, thicket
  5. anthill
  6. (Islay) stool
  7. volume of a book
  8. bank
  9. grave
  10. (medicine, rare) the plague
  11. conical knoll

Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tóːm/

Noun

tọ̑m m inan

  1. tome

Inflection

See also

  • zvézek

Swedish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse tómr.

Pronunciation

  • (Sweden) IPA(key): /tum/

Adjective

tom

  1. empty
Declension
Antonyms
  • full
Related terms

Etymology 2

Used in Swedish since 1697. From French tome, Latin tomus (section of larger work), from Ancient Greek τόμος (tómos, section, roll of papyrus, volume), from τέμνω (témnō, I cut, separate). Cognate with English tome.

Pronunciation

  • (Sweden) IPA(key): /toːm/

Noun

tom c

  1. a tome, a volume in a series of books, a (thick) book
Declension
Related terms
  • tomtals

References

  • tom in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • tom in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

Anagrams

  • mot

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse tómr (empty,) from Proto-Germanic *tōmaz, of unknown origin.

Adjective

tom (neuter tomt)

  1. Empty.
  2. Bare.
  3. Hungry, stingy.

Derived terms

  • tommen
  • tommom
  • tåomång
  • tom-hunn

See also

  • santom
  • tommäs

Zuni

Pronoun

tom

  1. Second person singular possessive (medial position)
    your
  2. Second person singular object
    you

Related terms

  • to'
  • tomma

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