3. A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask worn at masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face.
Dominos were formerly worn by ladies in traveling.
4. A costume worn as a disguise at masquerades, consisting of a robe with a hood adjustable at pleasure.
5. A person wearing a domino.
6. pl. A game played by two or more persons, with twenty-eight pieces of wood, bone, or ivory, of a
flat, oblong shape, plain at the back, but on the face divided by a line in the middle, and either left blank
or variously dotted after the manner of dice. The game is played by matching the spots or the blank of
an unmatched half of a domino already played Hoyle.
7. One of the pieces with which the game of dominoes is played. Hoyle.
(||Dom"i*nus) n.; pl. Domini [L., master. See Dame.] Master; sir; a title of respect formerly
applied to a knight or a clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor. Cowell.
(Dom"i*ta*ble) a. [L. domitare to tame, fr. domare.] That can be tamed. [R.] Sir M. Hale.
(Do"mite) n. (Min.) A grayish variety of trachyte; so called from the Puy-de- Dôme in Auvergne,
France, where it is found.
(Don) n. [Sp. don; akin to Pg. dom, It. donno; fr. L. dominus master. See Dame, and cf. Domine,
Dominie, Domino, Dan, Dom.]
1. Sir; Mr; Signior; a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to
Don is used in Italy, though not so much as in Spain. France talks of Dom Calmet, England of Dan
2. A grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or
one of the fellows at the English universities. [Univ. Cant] "The great dons of wit." Dryden.
(Don), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Donned (dond); p. pr. & vb. n. Donning.] [Do + on; opposed to
doff. See Do, v. t., 7.] To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with.
Should I don this robe and trouble you.Shak.
At night, or in the rain,Emerson.
He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn.
(||Do"ña) n. [Sp. doña. See Duenna.] Lady; mistress; madam; - - a title of respect used in Spain,
prefixed to the Christian name of a lady.
(Do"na*ble) a. [L. donabilis, fr. donare to donate.] Capable of being donated or given. [R.]
(Do"na*ry) n. [L. donarium, fr. donare.] A thing given to a sacred use. [R.] Burton.
(Don"at) n. [From Donatus, a famous grammarian.] A grammar. [Obs.] [Written also donet.]
(Don"a*ta*ry) n. See Donatory.
(Do"nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Donated; p. pr. & vb. n. Donating.] [L. donatus, p. p. of donare
to donate, fr. donum gift, fr. dare to give. See 2d Date.] To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate
fifty thousand dollars to a college.
(Do*na"tion) n. [L. donatio; cf. F. donation.]