Associations to the word «Gnome»

Pictures for the word «Gnome»

Wiktionary

GNOME, noun. A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.
GNOME, noun. (magic) (alchemy) (Rosicrucianism) An elemental (spirit or corporeal creature associated with a classical element) associated with earth.
GNOME, noun. (mythology) (fantasy literature) One of a legendary race of human-like beings, usually imagined as short and possibly bearded males, who inhabit the inner parts of the earth and act as guardians of mines, mineral treasure, etc.; in modern fantasy literature, when distinguished from dwarves, gnomes are usually even smaller than dwarves and more focussed on engineering than mining.
GNOME, noun. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
GNOME, noun. The northern pygmy owl, Glaucidium gnoma, a small owl of the western United States.
GNOME, noun. A small statue of a dwarf-like character, often bearded, placed in a garden.
GNOME, noun. (astronomy) (meteorology) An upper atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with thunderstorms, a compact blue starter.
GNOME, noun. (often derogatory) A banker, especially a secretive international one.
GNOME, proper noun. An open source, free software computer desktop environment for Unix operating systems.

Dictionary definition

GNOME, noun. A legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure.
GNOME, noun. A short pithy saying expressing a general truth.

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