There are 2 definitions of prom in English:


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Pronunciation: /prɒm


  • 1British short for promenade ( sense 1 of the noun). she took a short cut along the prom
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    • Last time I was there the tide was in, so the best we could do was walk along the prom, making clucking noises at the jet-skiers disrupting the peace.
    • So, today, as I walked along the prom, I resolved to buy Ulysses.
    • We walked along the prom to the part of the beach where Edward was allowed to run about on the sands.
  • 2 (also Prom) British short for promenade concert. the last night of the Proms
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    • His career highlights include a concerto appearance at the RTE proms and his debut CD of works by Schumann and Schubert.
    • If I'd remembered, I'd have tuned into the first night of the proms instead.
    • Is it just me, or did I see the entire population of Henman Hill at the last night of the proms?
  • 3chiefly North American A formal dance, especially one held by a class in high school or college at the end of a year: he asked me to the school prom but I turned him down [as modifier]: a prom queen
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    • The prom is a formal dance, usually sponsored by a high school or a college.
    • They burst in and thought it was a high school prom party.
    • Yes, they had danced before at their proms, but he had done nothing like this.

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There are 2 definitions of prom in English:


Syllabification: PROM

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  • A memory chip that can be programmed only once by the manufacturer or user.


from p(rogrammable) r(ead-)o(nly) m(emory).

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