Dom"i*no (?), n.; pl.
Dominos or (esp. the pieces for a game)
Dominoes (#). [F. domino, or It.
dominò, or Sp. dominó, fr. L.
dominus master. The domino was orig. a hood worn by the
canons of a cathedral. See Don, Dame.]
1. A kind of hood worn by the canons of a
cathedral church; a sort of amice. Kersey.
2. A mourning veil formerly worn by
3. A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask
worn at masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face. Dominos
were formerly worn by ladies in traveling.
4. A costume worn as a disguise at
masquerades, consisting of a robe with a hood adjustable at
5. A person wearing a domino.
6. pl. A game played by two or more
persons, with twenty-eight pieces of wood, bone, or ivory, of a flat,
oblong shape, plain at the back, but on the face divided by a line in
the middle, and either left blank or variously dotted after the
manner of dice. The game is played by matching the spots or the blank
of an unmatched half of a domino already played
7. One of the pieces with which the game of
dominoes is played. Hoyle.