dominoes dominoes  /ˈdɑ mə ˌnoʊz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)
  2. (n) a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume
  3. (n) a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
  4. (n) a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots
  5. (n) any of several games played with small rectangular blocks

Usage(s):

  1. Viewpoint: The dominoes didn't fall after Vietnam, argues Leslie Gelb, former head of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the same might be true in Iraq.
  2. Old men, rocking back and forth on tiny stools, shuffled dominoes.
  3. But the prospect of two rival Republicans facing off is making for a Texas-size game of falling dominoes involving a slew of top politicians from both parties.

News

  1. Some big 'ifs' must be overcome in Kaka-to-Orlando City rumors

    While that's a pretty bold statement from Heath, there are more than a few major dominoes that would have to fall in order for this to happen.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. About Town: Town Meeting

    How is the upcoming special Town Meeting on the proposed purchase of 48 Norfield Road like a game of dominoes? Let the game begin, and let it have a good outcome. Will the purchase by the town of 48 Norfield Road be the first of many dominos to fall, and will it and they fall in the right direction?
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Weston Forum

  3. Gyula Horn, the man who tore the Iron Curtain, dies at 80

    By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Gyula Horn, who as Hungary's last communist foreign minister ripped a hole in the Iron Curtain in 1989, has died at the age of 80 after long illness, the government said on Wednesday. His decisions helped trigger off tumultuous months in which European communist regimes collapsed like dominoes, the Berlin Wall was trampled down and Soviet tanks prepared to ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "We don't know how long the process is going to be, but the dominoes sort of have to fall," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. "The top of the heap is LeBron, and depending on what he does I think will dictate the rest of free agency."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Ernie Grunfeld Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

  2. Asked what he planned to do on his day off, Michael Redd said: "Sleep, talk to my wife, talk to my son, and just probably play dominoes with Tayshaun Prince."
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Michael Redd Source: Washington Post

  3. "This is a great danger," Song said. "If that is the case, we would see the nuclear dominoes. That would be a road to disaster."
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Song Min-soon Source: International Herald Tribune

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