from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power: Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.
- transitive v. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over: Ambition dominated their lives.
- transitive v. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in: a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market.
- transitive v. To overlook from a height: a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley.
- intransitive v. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
- intransitive v. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To govern, rule or control by superior authority or power
- v. To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone
- v. To enjoy a commanding position in some field
- n. A powerful underarm volley shot.
- n. To overlook from a height
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To predominate over; to rule; to govern.
- intransitive v. To be dominant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear rule over; control by mastery; govern; sway.
- Hence To affect controllingly or most prominently; have chief influence over or effect upon; overshadow: as, a dominating feature in a landscape.
- To hold control; predominate; prevail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be greater in significance than
- v. look down on
- v. be in control
- v. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
- v. have dominance or the power to defeat over
Latin dominārī, domināt-, to rule, from dominus, lord.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin dominātus, perfect active participle of dominor ("rule, have dominion"), from dominus ("lord, master"); see dominus. (Wiktionary)