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dome

1dome

noun \ˈdōm\

: a large rounded roof or ceiling that is shaped like half of a ball

: a structure that looks like the dome of a building

: a stadium that is covered by a roof

Full Definition of DOME

1
archaic :  a stately building :  mansion
2
:  a large hemispherical roof or ceiling
3
:  a natural formation or structure that resembles the dome or cupola of a building
4
:  a form of crystal composed of planes parallel to a lateral axis that meet above in a horizontal edge like a roof
5
:  an upward fold in rock whose sides dip uniformly in all directions
6
:  a roofed sports stadium
7
:  a person's head
dom·al \ˈdō-məl\ adjective

Examples of DOME

  1. the dome of the Capitol building
  2. The team's new stadium is a dome.

Origin of DOME

French, Italian, & Latin; French dôme dome, cathedral, from Italian duomo cathedral, from Medieval Latin domus church, from Latin, house; akin to Greek domos house, Sanskrit dam
First Known Use: 1513

Related to DOME

Synonyms
bean, block [slang], head, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, noggin, noodle, nut [slang], pate, poll

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

2dome

verb
domeddom·ing

Definition of DOME

transitive verb
1
:  to cover with a dome
2
:  to form into a dome
intransitive verb
:  to swell upward or outward like a dome

First Known Use of DOME

1876

dome

noun \ˈdōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOME

:  a rounded-arch element in the wave tracing in an electroencephalogram <the spike and dome pattern characteristic of absence seizures>

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