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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
These creatures are closely related to the plastic garden variety. However gnomes are made from tastic an alloy made from plastic and pixie dust which gives these creatures the ability to move around during certain hours as well as an odd affinity for pink flamigos and greasy barbeque.
Stop that Gnome its running away with my sausage-snitzel!
by Paranoia May 13, 2004
A clay figure who stands in ppls gardens fishing in their ponds... if not kept an eye on, they will often wonder off into the nearest forest
Carl Hannes aka FOWL
by UN NAMED January 23, 2004
Slang used to describe something that is good.
How was your test?" "It was gnome dawg.
by The One and Only V-Man June 05, 2010
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
A Small Bearded Man.
See Mr. Trimmer
Mr. Trimmer is a Gnome.
by John October 11, 2004
Acting like a gnome
acting like a bastard midget

who runs around thinking they are THEE SHIT
but they arent.

A little person mainly a male who fucks other

homo sapiens for only pleasure

sometimes a woman who trots around a mall,
and scares little children out of the fake bushes..\

it also may be a small child who cries in a corner
b cuz they don't get enough attention

and gets hit in the thigh
with a spiked whip
.....................
THat Gnome jsut fucked me...

Greg: that little cunt kicked me

Belinda: Well, that's a gnomy move kick her ass

Greg: I cant it was a little gnome who cries a lot. it might hit me with a spiked whip
by kenequa July 23, 2009
1) The female genitalia
2) The act of cunnilingus
1) "I was beating that gnome the other day and my girl starts crying!"
2) "So I said, girl, I'm gonna give you some gnome tonight, if you'll give me that dome."
by supatitzmagee January 22, 2009

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