gnome Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "gnome" - English Dictionary

See all translations

gnomenoun [C]

uk   /nəʊm/  us   /noʊm/
an imaginary, very small, old man with a beard and a pointed hat, in traditional children's stories a model of a gnome used as a garden decoration: I don't think garden gnomes are in very good taste. US a person who works by using their mind, but does not talk to, and is not known by, the public: The gnomes in the back room are putting the finishing touches to the new software.the gnomes of Zurich disapproving the powerful bankers (= people who own or control banks) from Switzerland who control a lot of money, much of it belonging to foreign governments
(Definition of gnome from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gnome?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “gnome” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More