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Definition of the noun prom

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noun - plural: proms

  1. a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
    • examples: It was a surprise to see all the students behaving with decorum on prom night. | According to functionalist theory, acne outbreaks provide a necessary limit on the number of prom attendees. | I went stag to the prom. | She danced with him at the high school prom. | Tom rented a tuxedo for the prom. | Tom doesn't know who Mary is planning to go to the prom with. | Tom danced with Mary and only three other girls at the high school prom. | Tom says he doesn't know who Mary is planning on going to the prom with. | Tom can't decide who he should ask to the prom. | Mary was elected queen of the prom.
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of prom: promenade
    • more generic words: ball / formal = a lavish dance requiring formal attire


  1. "Prom" is a 2011 American teen romance comedy-drama film directed by Joe Nussbaum written by Katie Wech and produced by Ted Griffin and Justin Springer. It was released on April 29, 2011, by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was the first major production shot with Arriflex's Alexa HD cameras to be released in theatres.
  2. "Prom" a.k.a. "Do Not Disturb" is a 2010 comedy film directed by Eric Balfour, Laura Henry, Jon Mann-Krieger, Brandon Nicholas and Petro Papahadjopoulos.


"Prom" is a book by Laurie Halse Anderson.


  1. "Prom" is a musical album of Grooms.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Prom" is a composition.


  1. proM is a gene.
  2. proM is a genomic locus.

Phrases with Prom

  1. Prom King
  2. Prom Queen
  3. Off Like a Prom Dress

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prom

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Google previewHigh School Prom (2012)

Marketing, Morals and the American Teen by Ann Anderson

Prom is a framework for further romanticizing an event that has already taken on mythic proportions.

Google previewJSL Vol 22-N2 (2012)


Like cheerleading, the prom is an icon of american culture.

Google previewIn Her Genes (2014)

by Ina Davis

Prom is the buzz at school.

Google previewAll about the Girl (2004)

Culture, Power, and Identity by Anita Harris

BEST The high school prom is an iconic event in American culture, central not only to images of the "typical" American teen but also to our image of the American high school. To say that proms are a big deal in high school is to state ...

Google previewThe Yale Alumni Weekly (1912)

The Prom is an institution. It is famous not as a dance but as a tradition; it is widely recognized not because of its size but because of its striking, distinguishing characteristics,—all of them founded upon timehonored, custom. For ages the Prom ...

Google previewThe Dream Interpretation Dictionary (2017)

Symbols, Signs, and Meanings by J.M. DeBord

See also: Accomplice, Addict, Attack, Cage, Court, Crime, Escape, Fugitive, Guilt, Hostage, Jail, Police Officer Professor—See: Teacher PromProm can be used in a dream-story to create symbolism based on associations with it—common ...

Google previewGirl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Rather than an upper-class celebration, however, the prom was a place for middle- and working-class high school students to emulate adults by donning formal dresses and tuxedos, dancing to orchestral music, and enacting stories of ...

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Quotes about Prom

If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised. (Dorothy Parker)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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