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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The closest view of the dolphins can be found underneath the pavilion in the 12-foot-tall viewing dome. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "7 up-close animal experiences at the Indianapolis Zoo," 5 July 2019 Even a modern ballpark, though, would never have overcome the dome's three strikes: Location, location, location. Joe Sheehan, SI.com, "Rays' Outrageous Montreal Plan Only Exists to Get New Stadiums Built—Again," 2 July 2019 The flag was hoisted in front of the gold dome as a gesture of solidarity and support during gay pride month. Mikala Kane, courant.com, "Good news this week: A single mom wins free groceries for a year and the rainbow flag flies over the state Capitol for the first time in decades," 28 June 2019 The Denver dome is listed by Christian Mulhern and Peter Blank. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Quirky Looking Denver Dome House Has an Insane Indoor Pool," 10 May 2019 The San Diego Central Library, with its distinctive steel lattice dome, opened in 2013, and Petco’s Park at the Park is a popular dog destination. San Diego Union-Tribune, "East Village: Downtown’s future goes here," 30 June 2019 Their styles vary: geodesic domes, or futuristic inflatable bubbles, or classic Central Asian yurts. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Luxury Pop-Up Hotels Are the Ultimate New Travel Adventure," 13 Mar. 2018 Built in 1975, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence is composed of two Geodesic domes connected by a short hallway. NOLA.com, "An Uptown geodesic dome for $399k: Real estate roundup for Black Pearl, Mid-City, Bywater," 12 Feb. 2018 The roughly 50-acre estate, at 8387 Ford Road, includes a private observatory with a rotating dome, a two-story library, a theater, a wine cellar, six heated and cooled garages and a separate carriage house connected via underground tunnel. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Ann Arbor-area's Dogwood Manor to be auctioned off for minimum $1.6M," 15 June 2019

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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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