Definition of tome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//təʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//toʊm//
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a large heavy book, especially one dealing with a serious topic a weighty tome Word Originearly 16th cent. (denoting one volume of a larger work): from French, via Latin from Greek tomos ‘section, roll of papyrus, volume’; related to temnein ‘to cut’.
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