follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

Drôme

[drohm] /droʊm/
noun
1.
a department in SE France. 2533 sq. mi. (6560 sq. km).
Capital: Valence.

-drome

1.
a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).
Origin
combining form of Greek drómos dromos
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for drome

Drôme

/French drom/
noun
1.
a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Valence. Pop: 452 652 (2003 est. Area: 6561 sq km (2559 sq miles)

-drome

combining form
1.
a course, racecourse: hippodrome
2.
a large place for a special purpose: aerodrome
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek dromos race, course
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Drôme

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for drome

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for drome