Definition of gnome :
1. A brief reflection or maxim.
2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
3. A small owl ( Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.
4. An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc.
arbor, lattice, cyclops, Arthurian, Dorian Gray, puck, leprechaun, grotto, cowboy, faerie, Dick and Jane, espalier, hedge, bird bath, gremlin, latticework, midget, changeling, fountain, nanus, fount, Dracula, kobold, fay, Arthur
evil spirit (part of speech: noun)
ghoul, daemon, demon, archfiend, devil, hellcat, freak, ogre, fiend, genie, monster, hell hound, incubus, hellion, Satan, dragon, vampire, lamia, sylph, satyr, hell-raiser, succubus, imp, spirit, dwarf, specter, goblin, beast, werewolf, siren
pagan deity (part of speech: noun)
fairy, Ares, Zeus, banshee, dryad, Demeter, Hear, Pluto, Aphrodite, nixie, Gaea, troll, pixie, Kronos, Eros, Jove, Gaia, Juno, Diana, Phoebus, Mars, Dionysus, deity, Hephaestus, Hyperion, wood nymph, Cupid, Thor, Poseidon, Vulcan, Athena, mermaid, Helios, Rhea, Saturn, Minerva, Venus, Bacchus, Jupiter, Apollo, nix, Artemis, Cronus, Persephone, Proserpina, Hermes, Ceres, Nike, elf, sprite, hobgoblin, brownie, nymph
- The stolid little old gnome did not look toward her or change his position as he said: " It costs time- no silver," He moved toward the house. - "Hillsboro People", Dorothy Canfield.
- He could work here like a gnome underground, delving for the gold to deck their bridal. - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
- " Wait," cried the Gnome, as Ned leaned over to drink the cool water. - "The Magic Soap Bubble", David Cory.