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cu·po·la

(kyo͞o′pə-lə)
n.
1. Architecture
a. A vaulted roof or ceiling.
b. A small dome set on a circular or polygonal base or resting on pillars.
c. A small structure surmounting a roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and air.
2. A cylindrical shaft type of blast furnace used for remelting metals, usually iron, before casting.
3. A small rounded and domed structure, as for observation, on a tracked, armored vehicle.

[Italian, from Late Latin cūpula, diminutive of Latin cūpa, tub; possibly akin to various words denoting hollow objects across Eurasia, such as Greek kupellon, drinking vessel, goblet, Old Norse húfr, hull of a ship, Old English hȳf, skep, and Sanskrit kūpaḥ, hole.]

cu′po·laed (kyo͞o′pə-ləd) adj.

cupola

(ˈkjuːpələ)
n
1. (Architecture) a roof or ceiling in the form of a dome
2. (Architecture) a small structure, usually domed, on the top of a roof or dome
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a protective dome for a gun on a warship
4. (Metallurgy) a vertical air-blown coke-fired cylindrical furnace in which iron is remelted for casting
[C16: from Italian, from Late Latin cūpula a small cask, from Latin cūpa tub]
cupolated adj

cu•po•la

(ˈkyu pə lə)

n., pl. -las.
1.
a. a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere.
b. a dome, esp. one covering a circular or polygonal area.
2. any of various domelike structures.
3. a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast.
[1540–50; < Italian < Latin cūpula=cūp(a) tub + -ula -ule. compare cup]
cu′po•laed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cupola - a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
2.cupola - a roof in the form of a dome
dome - a hemispherical roof

cupola

noun dome, onion dome The church tower's cupola can be seen above the trees.
Translations

cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] Ncúpula f

cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] ncoupole f

cupola

n (Archit) → Kuppel f; (roof also) → Kuppeldach nt; (= furnace)Kupolofen m

cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] ncupola
References in classic literature ?
The row of return on the banquet side, let it be all stately galleries: in which galleries let there be three, or five, fine cupolas in the length of it, placed at equal distance; and fine colored windows of several works.
At the right, gleaming in the sun, were the five golden cupolas of a splendid church, whose bells rang out, as if they would summon people from all corners of the earth to come and behold the wonder.
Moscow seen from the Poklonny Hill lay spaciously spread out with her river, her gardens, and her churches, and she seemed to be living her usual life, her cupolas glittering like stars in the sunlight.
She showed him an Eastern town with flat roofs and cupolas and minarets.
As she approached her destination, the cab passed--by merely crossing a road--from a spacious and beautiful Park, with its surrounding houses topped by statues and cupolas, to a row of cottages, hard by a stinking ditch miscalled a canal.
One side of this space was occupied by the square front of the Province House, three stories high, and surmounted by a cupola, on the top of which a gilded Indian was discernible, with his bow bent and his arrow on the string, as if aiming at the weathercock on the spire of the Old South.
For as in landscape gardening, a spire, cupola, monument, or tower of some sort, is deemed almost indispensable to the completion of the scene; so no face can be physiognomically in keeping without the elevated open-work belfry of the nose.
On the right side of the warm church, in the crowd of frock coats and white ties, uniforms and broadcloth, velvet, satin, hair and flowers, bare shoulders and arms and long gloves, there was discreet but lively conversation that echoed strangely in the high cupola.
While I was musing upon these things, my attention was attracted by a pretty little structure, like a well under a cupola.
steeple” was a little cupola, reared on the very centre of the roof, on four tall pillars of pine that were fluted with a gouge, and loaded with mouldings.
The great oven is not so wide, by ten paces, as the cupola at St.
It was the first time that the lawyer had been received in that part of his friend's quarters; and he eyed the dingy, windowless structure with curiosity, and gazed round with a distasteful sense of strangeness as he crossed the theatre, once crowded with eager students and now lying gaunt and silent, the tables laden with chemical apparatus, the floor strewn with crates and littered with packing straw, and the light falling dimly through the foggy cupola.