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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure;
[syn: gnome, dwarf]

2. a short pithy saying expressing a general truth;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gnome \Gnome\, n. [F. gnome, prob. fr. Gr. gnw`mon one that knows, a guardian, i. e., of the treasures in the inner parts of the earth, or fr. ? intelligence, both fr. gnw^nai, gignw^skein, to know. See Know.] 1. An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States. [1913 Webster] 4. [Gr. ?.] A brief reflection or maxim. --Peacham. Gnomic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gnome n 1: a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure [syn: gnome, dwarf] 2: a short pithy saying expressing a general truth
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "gnome": Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Finnbeara, Lilliputian, Mab, Oberon, Titania, Tom Thumb, adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, banshee, brocard, brownie, byword, catchword, cluricaune, collected sayings, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, dwarf, elemental, elemental spirit, elf, epigram, expression, fairy, fairy queen, fay, goblin, golden saying, gremlin, hob, homunculus, imp, kobold, leprechaun, manikin, maxim, midge, midget, moral, mot, motto, oracle, ouphe, peewee, peri, phrase, pip-squeak, pithy saying, pixie, pooka, precept, prescript, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, puca, pwca, pygmy, rule, runt, salamander, saw, saying, sentence, sententious expression, shrimp, sloka, sprite, stock saying, sutra, sylph, sylphid, teaching, text, truism, undine, verse, wart, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

GNOME GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNU, GNOME, GUI)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

GNU Network Object Model Environment GNOME (GNOME) A project to build a complete, user-friendly desktop based entirely on free software. GNOME is part of the GNU project and part of the OpenSource movement. The desktop will consist of small utilities and larger applications which share a consistent look and feel. GNOME uses GTK+ as the GUI toolkit for applications. GNOME is intended to run on any modern and functional Unix-like system. The current version runs on Linux, FreeBSD, IRIX and Solaris. (http://gnome.org/). (1998-10-17)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

GNOME, n. In North-European mythology, a dwarfish imp inhabiting the interior parts of the earth and having special custody of mineral treasures. Bjorsen, who died in 1765, says gnomes were common enough in the southern parts of Sweden in his boyhood, and he frequently saw them scampering on the hills in the evening twilight. Ludwig Binkerhoof saw three as recently as 1792, in the Black Forest, and Sneddeker avers that in 1803 they drove a party of miners out of a Silesian mine. Basing our computations upon data supplied by these statements, we find that the gnomes were probably extinct as early as 1764.