Tom


Tom

Tom (Morse Code: — — — — — —) is an abbreviated version of the given name Thomas or Tomas. It can also stand as a given name alone. In Hebrew, however, "Tom" means "innocence", so in some cases Tom can be a female name as well.

Tom or TOM may also refer to:

* Tom Sawyer
* Tom Collins, an alcoholic cocktail made with gin, Lime Cordial, and 7-Up
* Tom (instrument), an mbira-like musical instrument of Ethiopia
* Tan (surname), a Chinese surname sometimes spelled Tom
* Theory of mind (often abbreviated as ToM)
* Tomboy, a female who behaves according to the gender role of a boy
* Thomsonfly, from its ICAO airline code
* Tom-tom drum, a type of drum
* TomTom (company), a GPS navigation software and equipment manufacturer
* Tournament of Minds, an annual children's competition held in Australia
* Tune-o-matic, a guitar bridge
* Uncle Tom, a character from the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Cockney rhyming slang for "jewelry", from "tomfoolery"
* Tom Cat the cat in the MGM cartoon series "Tom and Jerry"
* Half of the unrelated 1930s Van Beuren Studios cartoon duo Tom and Jerry (Van Beuren)
* Toonami Operations Module, the robotic host of Cartoon Network's Toonami block; see Toonami glossary
* Transmitter outer membrane, a channel involved in protein transport in mitochondria; see Mitochondrial membrane transport protein
* TOM Group, media company in the Greater China region
* TOM Online, a mobile internet company in Hong Kong
* Text Object Model, a Microsoft Windows Rich Text Manipulation Application Programming Interface
* TOM early microfiche display
* Two rivers in Russia
** Tom River in the Ob basin
** Tom River (Amur Oblast) in the Amur basin
* Tomcat, a male cat
* Target Operating Model

* Tom Bombadil, a mysterious figure in J.R.R.Tolkien's legendarium

Famous Toms

* Thomas the Apostle a.k.a. Saint Thomas, an early Jewish follower of Jesus
* Thomas Aquinas, Italian Catholic theologian of the Dominican order
* Tom Anderson (MySpace), American MySpace co-creator and default friend known "Tom"
* Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor
* Tom Brokaw, American anchor for NBC (National Broadcasting Company)
* Tom Clancy, American novelist
* Tom Cruise, American film actor born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
* Thomas Edison, American inventor
* T.S. Eliot, author/novelist (Thomas Stearns Eliot)
* Tom Hanks, American film actor
* Thomas Hardy, British novelist of the Victorian era
* Tommy Hilfiger, American clothes designer
* Thomas Jefferson, author of America's Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States
* Tom Jones, Welsh crooner born Thomas John Woodward
* Tom Kaulitz, guitarist of band Tokio Hotel
* Tommy Lee Jones, American film actor
* Tom Mix, American cowboy actor
* Tom Morello, American guitarist from the bands "Rage Against the Machine" and "Audioslave"
* Thomas Pynchon, American author/novelist
* Tommy Tune, American cabaret entertainer
* Tom Verlaine, American guitarist for the punk band Television born Thomas Miller
* Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, whose first name is Thomas

See also

* Peeping Tom


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