• WordNet 3.6
    • adj dominical of or relating to Sunday as the Lord's Day
    • adj dominical of or relating to or coming from Jesus Christ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats. It excites them because it contains a chemical that resembles an excretion of the dominant female's urine. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
    • Dominical Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday.
    • Dominical Relating to, or given by, our Lord; as, the dominicalor Lord's) prayer. "Some words altered in the dominical Gospels."
    • n Dominical The Lord's day or Sunday; also, the Lord's prayer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dominical Of or pertaining to the Lord's day, or Sunday.
    • dominical Relating to Christ as Lord: as, the dominical prayer.
    • n dominical The Lord's day; Sunday.
    • n dominical The Lord's house; a building used for religious service.
    • n dominical A dominical letter.
    • n dominical A garment or veil for Sundays. See dominicale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dominical do-min′ik-al belonging to our Lord, as the Lord's Prayer, the Lord's Day
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  • Robert Collier
    “One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts”
  • Herbert Marcuse
    Herbert Marcuse
    “The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.”
  • Gloria Steinem
    “Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. dominicalis, for L. dominicus, belonging to a master or lord (dominica dies, the Lord's day), fr. dominus, master or lord: cf. F. dominical,. See Dame
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. dominicalis—L. dominicusdominus, lord, master.


In literature:

Their rivalry was the dominating note in the sentimental education of the child.
"George Sand, Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings" by Rene Doumic
As long as I live, the personality of Dorian Gray will dominate me.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The male was up in him, dominant.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
As from a pinnacle, Presley, from where he now stood, dominated the entire country.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
Coleman County scenes and characters, dominated by ranger character.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
He was welded into a common personality which was dominated by a single desire.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
Occasionally his delight at meeting, talking with Gale, dominated the other emotions, but not for long.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
A man decides his own fate through the types of thoughts he entertains and gives a dominating influence in his life.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
It may be said here that sight only slowly gained dominance in animal life.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
In the words of Fosdick, prayer may be considered as dominant desire.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

In poetry:

Nothing is given: we must find our law.
Great buildings jostle in the sun for domination;
Behind them stretch like sorry vegetation
The low recessive houses of the poor.
"from In Time of War" by W H Auden
To the mighty, magnificent temples of God,
In the hearts of the dominant hills,
Bill’s eyes are as blind as the fire-blackened clod
That burns far away from the rills.
"Bill the Bullock-Driver" by Henry Kendall
Rough-hewn was he for power, a massive mould,
Broad-brained, far-sighted, honourable, free
From narrowing envy, with a heart of gold
As wide and deep and dominant as the sea.
"Seddon" by George Essex Evans
So breath to breath we battled there,
To dominate each other;
And though her onions odious were,
My garlic was a smother;
Till loth I said: 'If we would kiss
Let's call an armistice.
"The Battle" by Robert W Service
Abandon, abandon, thy headlong career—
But downward thou rushest—my words are in vain,
Bethink thee that oft-changing winds domineer
On the billowy breast of the time-serving main.
"Ode To A Mountain-Torrent (From The German Of Stolberg)" by George Borrow
And if in some sweet inner sphere,
Some home of love apart,
An angel's duty she fulfil
With but a woman's heart,
Haply the red leaf, in its advent, may
Find Hope o'er sorrow dominant for aye.
"Little Kate" by Mary Gardiner Horsford

In news:

With the Congress out of town for over two weeks around Easter, the Obama White House has had the chance to dominate the news cycle in the second half of April.
A year of retirement looked good on former school-district Planning Director Dominic Shambra.
Government troops exchanged sporadic gunfire with Hutu rebels today, the third day of fighting since the Tutsi-dominated army tried to drive the guerrillas from the outskirts of the capital.
A citywide strike that many feared could set off widespread ethnic violence was averted today when Burundi 's powerful Tutsi-dominated opposition party said it had won its battle to oust the Prime Minister.
World domination and a great steak await at this new Plano steakhouse.
The days of the USA's total dominance in women's soccer are over.
The man who dominates foreign stock trades in Iraq used to wait tables in Little Italy.
The fifth-year UW senior hasn't dominated cross country in college like he did at Lake Stevens High School, but he relishes his role as team leader for Washington.
Everything from President Bush's continued dominance of the political agenda to the price of a T-shirt.
A reader recently asked how big the big wine companies are in California and how much wine they make and how they dominate the market.
Game On Dude dominates the Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park.
Can there be dominance without degradation.
Following the announcement of Fremont city councilmember Dominic Dutra not to seek reelection in the November elections, TCV asked him to reflect on his service on the council and future plans.
Now expanded gambling dominates the session.
News News Sports Bruins dominate Coquille 5-1.

In science:

If α < 5/2, second term in the l.h.s. of (B4) — shear-dominated heating by planetesimals with masses between ∼ xs and ∼ xc — dominates9 over the first term which represents the effect of dispersion-dominated heating by planetesimals with masses ∼ xs .
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
It is clear that if f is an (r1 , σ ) and g is an r2 , σ ) dominated function, then f ◦ g is an r1 + r2 , σ dominated function.
An estimate about multiple stochastic integrals with respect to a normalized empirical measure
Accordingly, for small λ, the decay of the fidelity amplitude is dominantly Gaussian, whereas for larger λ, it is dominantly exponential [7, 8].
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
Top panel shows the case where Hall diffusion is dominant close to the midplane and ambipolar diffusion dominates near the surface.
Early Disk Evolution
This plot reveals a remarkably clean separation between clusters with a mass distribution that is heavily dominated by the central mass components, and a stellar luminosity distribution that is dominated by the BCG.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2