Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Empty.
  • noun A piece of waste ground where rubbish is shot.
  • To empty.
  • noun Vacant time; leisure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot. Empty.
  • transitive verb Obs. or Prov.Eng. & Scot. To empty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Vacant time, leisure.
  • adjective rare or dialectal, Northern England, Scotland Empty.
  • noun A piece of waste ground where rubbish is shot.
  • verb rare or dialectal To empty.

Etymologies

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From Middle English toom, tome, tom, from Old Norse tōm ("vacant time, leisure"), from Proto-Germanic *tōman (“vacant time, leisure”). Related to Old Norse tōmr ("vacant, empty").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English toom, tom, from Old English tōm ("empty"), from Proto-Germanic *tōmaz (“free, available, empty”), from Proto-Indo-European *doma- (“to tame”), *dema- (“to build”). Cognate with Danish and Swedish tom ("empty, vacant"), Icelandic tómur ("empty").

Examples

  • Oh ok, so thats a lie, I first thought the feet looked like grandma had spent a little toom much time outside and now her nips were turning blue, but can you blame me?

    Funny Business

  • We didn't they noticed that Obama's shirt look wringle adn the background has toom uch going on.

    White House releases portrait of first family

  • I have shown the working any criticisms are easily made the final interation is aonly a bit of fun really as the peeiod is toom long.

    Our Changing Bus

  • Alas – ai did nawt see teh wun at teh toom ov Hatshepsut.

    BUKKIT SERCH PARTY - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • * But that doesn't stop my belle-maman* from taking "un petit brin" * to her 'little neighbor' downstairs, a coo-toom* she took up several years ago, to add cheer to the lonely foyer of another forgotten heart.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I bought it at the big toom in Frankfurt, I think, but I had new-mommy brain, so I might be remembering incorrectly.

    Ants!!!!

  • ‘Are ye come light-handed, ye son of a toom whistle?’ said

    Redgauntlet

  • * But that doesn't stop my belle-maman* from taking "un petit brin" * to her 'little neighbor' downstairs, a coo-toom* she took up several years ago, to add cheer to the lonely foyer of another forgotten heart.

    muguet - French Word-A-Day

  • * But that doesn't stop my belle-maman* from taking "un petit brin" * to her 'little neighbor' downstairs, a coo-toom* she took up several years ago, to add cheer to the lonely foyer of another forgotten heart.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Spent 10 hours organizing my home office and cleaning the dining toom for thanksgiving with my organizer friend I hired - while my husband ate at a great restaurant, played music at the biggest most fabulous club in SF and then went to the hardest to get in afterhours with full on VIP treatment, all of which is technically his job.

    fix-o-dent

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