dome

noun
\ ˈdōm How to pronounce dome (audio) \

Definition of dome

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

dome

verb
domed; doming

Definition of dome (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to cover with a dome
2 : to form into a dome

intransitive verb

: to swell upward or outward like a dome

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Other Words from dome

Noun

domal \ ˈdō-​məl How to pronounce domal (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for dome

Synonyms: Noun

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

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Examples of dome in a Sentence

Noun

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

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Finally, your colonists will be able to escape from their tiny bubble-domes and wander a lush and lively Mars, thanks to the wonders of terraforming. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Yakuza Kiwami 2 confirmed for PC next month, H1Z1's new developers call it quits," 12 Apr. 2019 The openness of the one-bedroom, one-bathroom dome and its triangular glass windows let in tons of natural light and has the kind of treetop views that seem made for Instagram. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The World’s Most-Visited Airbnb of All Time is A Mushroom Dome in California," 29 Mar. 2019 The Esplanade’s vastness is best appreciated via a tour offering a peek beneath its famous domes, some perspective on its inimitable design and the chance to experience the sublime acoustics in the Concert Hall. Robyn Eckhardt, WSJ, "Two Strategic Days in Singapore: Where to Splurge, Where to Save," 4 Jan. 2019 His search leads him to Rosewater, a community living on the edge of an alien dome. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Here’s 7 new sci-fi and fantasy novels coming out this September to check out," 15 Sep. 2018 Twenty-minute intervals inside the dome would allegedly add years to one’s life. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 Kaster's Kustom Cutting in Mulino milled 280 board feet to be used as siding and finishes inside the dome. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Granny flat is a geodesic dome: Small, second home rises in SW Portland backyard (photos, video)," 17 May 2018 Three years later, a tornado whipped across Windsor Locks, causing minor injuries to one person and destroying an inflatable sports dome. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Connecticut Has A Deadly History With Tornadoes," 18 May 2018 Within this geological dome, one man has worked off and on for nearly 40 years to transform it into a work of art of designed to bring the celestial to Earth. Scott Craven, azcentral, "What is artist James Turrell creating inside a Flagstaff crater? He's been at it for 40 years," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of dome

Noun

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1876, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for dome

Noun

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

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dome

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dome

: 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

noun
\ ˈdōm How to pronounce dome (audio) \

Kids Definition of dome

1 : a rounded top or roof that looks like half of a ball
2 : a rounded structure An igloo is a dome of ice.

dome

noun
\ ˈdōm How to pronounce dome (audio) \

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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