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Definition of "gnome" []

  • One of a fabled race of dwarflike creatures who live underground and guard treasure hoards. (noun)
  • In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being that has earth as its element. (noun)
  • A pithy saying that expresses a general truth or fundamental principle; an aphorism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gnome" in a sentence
  • "Philosopher says that things connected with prudence "seem to be natural," namely "synesis, gnome" [* _synesis_ and _gnome_, Cf. I-II,"
  • "For all I know one day they just said the name gnome and then went, "Hey wait a minute, that rhymes with Rome.""
  • "I installed it, but it doesnt do anything. i set up my name and pass, but no mail is fetched, and there is no process in gnome-system-monitor qwer777 qwer777"