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The most awesomesauce race in the World of Warcraft.

Gnomes are a diminutive, wiry race of tinkers who live underground. In the Second War, they built vehicles and gadgets for the Alliance — submarines and flying machines — to combat the Horde. They are great mechanics and inventors, and are renowned for their knowledge and eccentric natures. The gnomes had a city, Gnomeregan, built into Ironforge Mountain; but invading troggs destroyed it and slaughtered its citizens. Many survivors moved into Khaz Modan and now live with the Ironforge dwarves, and a few traveled with their dwarven friends to Kalimdor. The gnomes are still reeling from the destruction of their home city and are loath to leave the safety of the dwarven tunnels. Most gnomes on Kalimdor remain secluded in Bael Modan. Even after the decimation of their race and the destruction of their city, gnomes are an amiable and kindhearted lot. They make and keep friends easily; others find disliking a gnome to be difficult. Gnomes are long-lived and take a fatherly approach to other races, particularly humans. Gnome society is loosely organized. Most live in Khaz Modan and mix freely with the dwarves, sending representatives to speak to the dwarven king on their behalf. Those few gnomes who traveled to Kalimdor live in a similar fashion in Bael Modan. Gnomes are gifted tinkers. They have a penchant for creating radical technology and innovative designs. They often work together with Ironforge dwarves, developing the blueprints and concepts from which the dwarf smiths draw their inspiration.
What a cute Gnome! Aren't they just awesome?
by Cassehh October 05, 2008
 
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Short, stocky little people with big noses, beards, blue tunics, and red pointy hats. Once related to dwarves but got much shorter and weirder. During a war with goblins, when the dwarves were having a box shortage, the gnomes went off to look for a better life. Unfortunately, many were captured and made as slaves, tending the gardens of dumb suburban people. Some managed to escape, only to be eeking out a living in the woods and living in burrow-like homes, like those of hobbits. Worse yet, they had been cursed by an evil tract-house developer to freeze into a clay form when a human sees them. Despite this, they are occasionally stolen by certain creepy french girls. Lately, a few gnomes were free of the curse and appear to be traveling around the world, sending back silly postcards with their mugs on them. Sadly, one gnome was crushed to death by a 2000 pound ball of baked pizza dough covered with melted cheese. A wrongful-death lawsuit with the Domino's Pizza Corporation is pending.
Thank's to that french jr. high foreign-exchange bitch, my gnome's in Tokyo on the god-damn bullet train! Junior - mow the lawn! Where's the phone book...I want some pizza!....
by Hungry Man February 22, 2004
 
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a little creature who steals your underpants and wears it as a hat... all for world domination...
i.e.: underpants gnome
by kate December 29, 2004
 
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PRONOUNCED >> guh-nome
Acronym for "GNU Network Object Model Environment"
Released under GPL license

A desktop environment (NOT A WINDOW MANAGER) for the X11 graphical interface. Commonly used on Linux systems with XFree86 and xorg. Using the GTK+ library.

Gnome was started by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena in August 1997. Gnome is now a popular desktop interface based mainly on the idea of "simplicity" and ease.

Desktop: nautilus
File Manager: nautilus
Window Manager: metacity or sawfish
Menu: gnome-panel

www.gnome.org
Gnome 2.8 is now available on Fedora Core 3 and Ubuntu Warty Warthog everyone!

My sister uses Gnome for her X session.
by tsphan November 26, 2004
 
4.
wonderful little creatures that dance around and play with mushrooms.

Some are commonly found in backyards.
The gnomes frolicked and played in the fields with their red, pointy hats.
by s March 13, 2003
 
5.
They kill your dog while your sleeping.
"Mommy,where's Rover?"
"He got killed by the gnomes,Jimmy"
by TheWiggidy October 26, 2003
 
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Delightful creatures who live in a world filled with fantasy and mystery. Gnomes are known for their pointy hats, sideways walk, and for being extremely punctual.
I knew a gnome who lived in a world filled with fantasy and mystery, walked sideways, and was extremely punctual.
by Cptnshnr4 October 01, 2008
 
7.
Refers to people who don't go out at night.

They are magical creatures that are not seen after 8pm.
Mainly applies to those in college that rather stay in than go out.

Gnome status is acquired after 2 repeated weekends of staying in without a valid excuse.

Valid excuses include dying, exam the next day, and a date( although if the dates continually interfere with going out they are no longer a valid excuse)
Friend A: You going to Pub?

Friend B: No I'm staying in

Friend A: umm dude you've stayed in the past 2 weeks and

midterms are over why aren't you going out

Friend B: I'm just not

Friend A: wow you're a total Gnome
by yeahiknow imawesome November 20, 2011