Antoine (“Fats”) born 1928, U.S. rhythm-and-blues pianist, singer, and composer.
noun (pl) -noes
a small rectangular block used in dominoes, divided on one side into two equal areas, each of which is either blank or marked with from one to six dots
(modifier) exhibiting the domino effect: a domino pattern of takeovers
noun (pl) -noes, -nos
a large hooded cloak worn with an eye mask at a masquerade
the eye mask worn with such a cloak
Fats. real name Antoine Domino born 1928, US rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll pianist, singer, and songwriter. His singles include “Ain’t that a Shame” (1955) and “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
1801, from French domino (1771), perhaps (on comparison of the black tiles of the game) from the meaning “hood with a cloak worn by canons or priests” (1690s), from Latin dominus “lord, master” (see domain), but the connection is not clear. Klein thinks it might be directly from dominus, “because he who has first disposed his pieces becomes ‘the master.’ ” Metaphoric use in geopolitics is from April 1954, first used by U.S. President Eisenhower in a “New York Times” piece, in reference to what happens when you set up a row of dominos and knock the first one down.
- Prevost d’exiles
Antoine François [ahn-twan frahn-swa] /ɑ̃ˈtwan frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA), (“Abbé Prévost”) 1697–1763, French novelist. noun Antoine François (ɑ̃twan frɑ̃swa), known as Abbé Prévost. 1697–1763, French novelist, noted for his romance Manon Lescaut (1731), which served as the basis for operas by Puccini and Massenet
Antoine Quentin [ahn-twan kahn-tan] /ɑ̃ˈtwan kɑ̃ˈtɛ̃/ (Show IPA), 1747?–95, French revolutionist: prosecutor during the Reign of Terror. Historical Examples Fouquier-Tinville afterward attained to a sombre fame in this position. The Theory of Social Revolutions Brooks Adams Fouquier-Tinville came next, and his trial did as much harm to his party in the spring as that of […]
Antoine Laurent [ahn-twan loh-rahn] /ɑ̃ˈtwan loʊˈrɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1743–94, French scientist: pioneer in the field of chemistry. Historical Examples Within a week Lavoisier and 27 others were condemned to death. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various In 1804 he married the widow of the illustrious chemist Lavoisier: he died in 1814. Little […]
- Le nain
Antoine [ahn-twan] /ɑ̃ˈtwan/ (Show IPA), (“the Elder”) 1588?–1648, and his two brothers Louis [lwee] /lwi/ (Show IPA) (“the Roman”), 1593?–1648, and Mathieu [ma-tyœ] /maˈtyœ/ (Show IPA) 1607–77, French painters. Historical Examples Yet M. Lhote, preaching his crusade against disorder, picks out the Le Nain and sets them up as an example. Since Czanne Clive Bell