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dome

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noun \ˈdōm\

Definition of dome

  1. 1 archaic :  a stately building :  mansion

  2. 2 :  a large hemispherical roof or ceiling

  3. 3 :  a natural formation or structure that resembles the dome or cupola of a building

  4. 4 :  a form of crystal composed of planes parallel to a lateral axis that meet above in a horizontal edge like a roof

  5. 5 :  an upward fold in rock whose sides dip uniformly in all directions

  6. 6 :  a roofed sports stadium

  7. 7 :  a person's head

domal

play \ˈdō-məl\ adjective

Examples of dome in a sentence

  1. the dome of the Capitol building

  2. The team's new stadium is a dome.

Origin and Etymology 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

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dome

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Definition of dome

domed

doming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with a dome

  3. 2 :  to form into a dome

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to swell upward or outward like a dome

1876

First Known Use of dome

1876


DOME Defined for English Language Learners

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dome

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noun \ˈdōm\

Definition of dome for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DOME Defined for Kids

dome

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noun \ˈdōm\

Definition of dome for Students

  1. 1 :  a rounded top or roof that looks like half of a ball

  2. 2 :  a rounded structure <An igloo is a dome of ice.>


Medical Dictionary

dome

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noun \ˈdōm\

Medical Definition of dome

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



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