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Toom \Toom\, a. [OE. tom, fr. Icel. t[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. tom, As. t[=o]me, adv. Cf. Teem to pour.] Empty. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]


Toom \Toom\, v. t. To empty. [Obs. or Prov.Eng. & Scot.]


Etymology 1

  1. (context rare or dialectal Northern England Scotland English) empty. n. (context chiefly Scottish English) A piece of waste ground where rubbish is shot. v

  2. (context rare or dialectal English) To empty; teem. Etymology 2

    n. vacant time, leisure.


Toom may refer to:

  • Toom (surname)
  • Toom (Netherlands), a hamlet
  • Toom (supermarket), a chain of supermarkets in Germany
  • Toum, a garlic sauce from Lebanon (alternative spelling)
Toom (surname)

Toom is a common surname in Estonia. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Andrei Toom (born 1942), Russian mathematician
  • Merily Toom (born 1994), Estonian footballer
  • Tanel Toom (born 1982), Estonian director and screenwriter

Usage examples of "toom".

He saw what the Ploughers and the Castellans had failed to see, namely that while Toom Drommel and his party had no great desire to be associated with either the economic ineptitude of the Ploughers, or the strutting posturing of the Castellans, they also had no desire to be seen as a party that could not make up its mind, or take a stern stand where the safety of Madren citizens was at stake.

Toom Drommel gave a rousing speech in the PlasHein, rebuking the Ploughers for persisting in their foolish plan, with all the harm it would do to the workers of Canol Madreth, and rebuking the Castellans for their hesitancy in implementing their plan when his party had agreed to support it.

No one knows that better than Amani Toomer, an all-star wide receiver for the New York Giants.

Some significant American writers associated with the movement Du Bois was instrumental in launching were poet Countee Cullen (1903-46), novelist Rudolph Fisher (1897-1934), poet-essayist Langston Hughes (1902-67), folklorist Zora Neale Hurston (1901-60), poet James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), and novelist Jean Toomer (1894-1967).