Domineer : Definition


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Definitions of Domineer

Pronunciation : Dom`i*neer"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. dominer, L. dominari: cf. OD. domineren to feast luxuriously. See Dominate, v. t.]
Definition : Defn: To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as, to domineer over dependents. Go to the feast, revel and domineer. Shak. His wishes tend abroad to roam, And hers to domineer at home. Prior.

i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Domineered; p. pr. & vb. n. Domineering.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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