tome

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tome a (usually) large and scholarly book
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tome As many writings as are bound in a volume, forming part of a larger work; a book; -- usually applied to a ponderous volume. "Tomes of fable and of dream.""A more childish expedient than that to which he now resorted is not to be found in all the tomes of the casuists."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tome A volume forming a part of a larger work; any volume, especially a ponderous one.
    • n tome ⟨ See toom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tome tōm part of a book: a volume of a large work: a book.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tome,cf. It., Sp., & Pg. tomo,), L. tomus, fr. Gr. a piece cut off, a part of a book, a volume, akin to to cup, and perhaps to L. tondere, to shear, E. tonsure,. Cf. Anatomy Atom Entomology Epitome.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. tomus—Gr. tomostemnein, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

Sarka was thinking back, back to one of the ancient tomes of his people.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The upper circles are reserved for youth and over musty tomes I have squandered mine.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Love is neither fickle, capricious nor sly, notwithstanding tomes of seeming evidence to the contrary.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
We're having dinner at tome to-night, miss.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
He delights in literature, and although he is well read, there are tomes which not even a Bacon could master in one lifetime.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
These gems of criticism are now lost literature, like the tomes of Alexandria.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nobody is a Tome, my lady.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Me got," said the sailor; "you tome here.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I have six tomes on't here that I can lend you if you have not; there are some stories in't you will like, I believe.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
It gave me a shock to see some of the same old grey-haired men and women reading out of the same silly old tomes.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Saleh and Tome, the sons of Sheikh Salem, came to pay their allegiance to the Mahdi.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
With a word or two, more vigorous than elegant, he swept the bulky tomes upon the floor, and went in search of Jenkins.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
I have had an hour's excursion with Mr. Tomes.
"The Gambler" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
When he first opened one of these tomes his eyes fell on the story of HANNAH and SAMUEL.
"The Library and Society" by Various
She asked him in what great tome he had learned that fascinating fact.
"Angela's Business" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Luca di Tome, another scholar of Berna, noticed by Vasari, is there mentioned.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
Oh, how you bring him back tome!
"Barrington Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The tomes they issued were larger and their writings more voluminous than those of our own professors.
"Education: How Old The New" by James J. Walsh
It seems tome an age since I have seen a real sirloin.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I." by Charles James Lever
He laid the great tome down on the table.
"The Long Lane's Turning" by Hallie Erminie Rives
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In poetry:

Even as the great Augustine
Questioned earth and sea and sky,
And the dusty tomes of learning
And old poesy.
"To ------," by John Greenleaf Whittier
Is thought thy foe? Adieu,
Ye midnight lamps! ye curious tomes!
Mine eye o'er hills and valleys roams,
And deals no more with you.
"Ode to Health, 1730" by William Shenstone
What can the tedious tomes bestow,
To soothe the miseries they show?
What like the bliss for him decreed,
Who tends his flock and tunes his reed?
"To a Lady of Quality, Fitting Up Her Library" by William Shenstone
Surely, these graceful, tender songs
(In samite garb with lots of gilt on)
Are more to you than those dull tome?
Her pastor gave to Lizzie Tilton!
"To De Witt Miller" by Eugene Field
SIGISMUND. Can it possibly be so?
Is the truth not what it seemed?
Am I chained and unredeemed?
Art not thou my lifelong tome,
Dark old tower? Yes! What a doom!
God! what wondrous things I've dreamed!
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
A bachelor gray, was Valentine Brown;
He lived in a mansion just out of the town,
A mansion spacious and grand;
He was wealthy as Vanderbilt, Astor or Tome,
Had money invested abroad and at home,
And thousands of acres of land.
"Dorothy Moore" by Mary Eliza Ireland

In news:

136-page tome largely unloved, unread.
The hefty tomes aren't as welcome on doorsteps as they were in the pre-Internet age, but a US appeals court panel rules they have the same free speech protection as newspapers.
The tomes provide a rare glimpse into a precolonial African history of intellectual endeavor and will be preserved thanks to an $8 million donation from South Africa.
Locally written history tome 13 years in the making.
It's the most wonderful time for a self-help tome .
Pippa's book might soon be pulp: Sales of party-planning tome are poor.
FDA clears Baxano's iO- Tome spinal device.
Teeny Ted's tiny tome takes world record.
This 500-page tome is packed with more than just pickles.
Police arrest 4 over stolen church tome .
Stephenie Meyer options tome 'Dark Hall'.
It took me more than a month to finish reading that 800-page tome on European history.
Junger, But Younger: Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings Celebrates His War Tome .
Alice Schertle, Author, Margot Tomes, Illustrator, Margot Tomes, Photographer HarperCollins Publishers $15 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-025140-6.
From picture books to history tomes, here are 10 books about zippers – an invention we couldn't get along without.
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In science:

Tome I: G´eom´etrie alg´ebrique, g´en´eralit´es, groupes commutatifs.
Some remarks on the local class field theory of Serre and Hazewinkel
If you want to learn more about the theory behind pseudo random number generators, Donald Knuth’s classical tome is the right choice.
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
Groupes alg´ebriques, tome 1 North-Holland Pub.
Iterative q difference Galois Theory
Matsumoto, On some Bruhat decompositions and the structure of the Hecke rings of p-adic Cheval ley groups, Publications mathmatiques de l’I.H.E.S., tome 25, 1965.
Combinatorics and topology of toric arrangements defined by root systems
Podemos escalar la coordenada radial, r, de tal manera que la constante de curvatura espacial K , solo tome los valores +1, −1 y 0, correspondiendo a geometrías cerradas, abiertas y planas, respectivamente.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Calvalho, J.P., and Jose A.B. Tome. Rule-based Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Fuzzy Cognitive Maps – a comparative Study. In Proc.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Assume that process 1 − i has already moved to one of the states ‘tome’/‘tohe’ (or else reason with the processes interchanged).
Randomized Two-Process Wait-Free Test-and-Set
If the outcome is true, then the system moves to state (tome, choose) with entry imoq6.
Randomized Two-Process Wait-Free Test-and-Set
If the outcome is true the system moves to state (choose, tome) with table entry imoq7; if the outcome is f alse then the system moves to state (choose, tohe) with table entry imoq7.
Randomized Two-Process Wait-Free Test-and-Set
Schwartz, L., “Th´eorie des Distributions, Tome I,” Hermann, Paris, 1957.
Discontinuous non-linear mappings on locally convex direct limits
Tome, Stochastic lattice gas model for a predatorprey system, Phys.
Evolutionary ecology in-silico: Does mathematical modelling help in understanding the "generic" trends?
Tome and Oliveira found that Q becomes zero (dynamically disordered phase) from a nonzero (dynamically ordered phase) value at a finite temperature T (which also depends on the value of amplitude h0 of oscillating field).
Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in Model Ferromagnets: A Review
Tome III. L’´equation du pont et la classification analytique des ob jects locaux.
A preparation theorem for codimension one foliations
H¨ormander uses a precise version of the Malgrange preparation theorem which is discussed in [H], tome 1.
Strichartz Estimates for Schr\"odinger Equations with Variable Coefficients
Tome I, II, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 1970.
Elementary potential theory on the hypercube
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