noun, plural mondos. Zen.
a question to a student for which an immediate answer is demanded, the spontaneity of which is often illuminating.
a mondo history paper.
“very much, extreme,” 1979, from Italian mondo “world,” from “Mondo cane,” 1961 film, literally “world for a dog” (English title “A Dog’s Life”), depicting eccentric human behavior; the word was abstracted from the original title and taken as an intensifier.
Very large or very much; humongous, important: She had a lot of things on her desk top, including a mondo-size slo-mo printer/ I’ve got a mongo bruise on my leg from field hockey/ You’d think it took some kind of miracle, or some mondo engineering breakthrough
Very; totally; fully, way: Your dad is mondo cool!/ mondo fun at the beach
[1979+; fr Italian mondo, ”world”; the mongo variant is probably just imitative]
[mon-doh] /ˈmɒn doʊ/ noun 1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Ophiopogon, of the lily family, native to western Asia, especially O. japonicus, having grasslike leaves and lavender or white flowers.
- Mond process
/mɒnd; German mɔnt/ noun 1. a process for obtaining nickel by heating the ore in carbon monoxide to produce nickel carbonyl vapour, which is then decomposed at a higher temperature to yield the metal
[mawn-dree-ahn, mon-; Dutch mon-dree-ahn] /ˈmɔn driˌɑn, ˈmɒn-; Dutch ˈmɒn driˌɑn/ noun 1. Piet [peet] /pit/ (Show IPA), (Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan) 1872–1944, Dutch painter. /Dutch ˈmɔndriːaːn/ noun 1. Piet (piːt). 1872–1944, Dutch painter, noted esp as an exponent of the abstract art movement De Stijl
[muh-nee-shuh s, moh-] /məˈni ʃəs, moʊ-/ adjective 1. . /mɒˈniːʃəs/ adjective 1. a variant spelling of monoecious monecious mo·ne·cious (mə-nē’shəs) adj. Variant of monoecious.