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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.]

cu′po·laed (-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 ?
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.
They left the high-road, by a well-remembered lane, and soon approached a mansion of dull red brick, with a little weathercock-surmounted cupola, on the roof, and a bell hanging in it.
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.
While I was musing upon these things, my attention was attracted by a pretty little structure, like a well under a cupola.
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.
Now he mounted to the cupola and looked seaward, straining his eyes to discover if there were a sail upon the horizon.
The ancient mansion of his forefathers was still kept up, but, instead of being a little yellow-fronted Dutch house in a garden, it now stood boldly in the midst of a street, the grand home of the neighborhood; for Wolfert enlarged it with a wing on each side, and a cupola or tea room on top, where he might climb up and smoke his pipe in hot weather, and in the course of time the whole mansion was overrun by the chubby-faced progeny of Amy Webber and Dirk Waldron.
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.
One of his productions, an Indian chief, gilded all over, stood during the better part of a century on the cupola of the Province House, bedazzling the eyes of those who looked upward, like an angel of the sun.
At night (the season for which the apartment was especially designed) it was illuminated principally by a large chandelier, depending by a chain from the centre of the sky-light, and lowered, or elevated, by means of a counter-balance as usual; but (in order not to look unsightly) this latter passed outside the cupola and over the roof.
At both corners of the further side, by way of return, let there be two delicate or rich cabinets, daintily paved, richly hanged, glazed with crystalline glass, and a rich cupola in the midst; and all other elegancy that may be thought upon.