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dome

 (dōm)
n.
1.
a. A roof or vault having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.
b. A geodesic dome.
2. A domelike structure or object.
3. Geology Any of various natural structures having a rounded shape, especially:
a. A system of strata that is uplifted in the center, forming a concentric anticline.
b. A mass of granite that has been weathered into a rounded shape by exfoliation.
c. A mound formed by the extrusion of viscous lava from a volcano.
4. Chemistry A form of crystal with two similarly inclined faces that meet at an edge parallel to the horizontal axis.
5. Slang The human head.
6. Archaic A large, stately building.
v. domed, dom·ing, domes
v.tr.
1. To cover with or as if with a dome.
2. To shape like a dome.
v.intr.
To rise or swell into the shape of a dome.

[From French dôme, dome, cathedral (from Italian duomo, cathedral, from Latin domus, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots) and from French dôme, roof (from Provençal doma, from Greek dōma, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots).]

dom′al (dō′məl) adj.

dome

(dəʊm)
n
1. (Architecture) a hemispherical roof or vault or a structure of similar form
2. something shaped like this
3. (Chemistry) crystallog a crystal form in which two planes intersect along an edge parallel to a lateral axis
4. a slang word for the head
5. (Geological Science) geology
a. a structure in which rock layers slope away in all directions from a central point
b. another name for pericline2
vb (tr)
6. (Architecture) to cover with or as if with a dome
7. to shape like a dome
[C16: from French, from Italian duomo cathedral, from Latin domus house]
ˈdomeˌlike adj
domical adj

dome

(doʊm)

n., v. domed, dom•ing. n.
1.
a. a vault, having a circular plan and usu. in the form of a portion of a sphere, so constructed as to exert an equal thrust in all directions.
b. a domical roof or ceiling.
c. a polygonal vault, ceiling, or roof.
2. Crystall. a form having planes that intersect the vertical axis and are parallel to one of the lateral axes.
3. Geol. a large-scale circular structural feature with flanks that slope gradually away from the center.
4. a raised, glass-enclosed section of the roof of a railway passenger car, placed over an elevated section of seats to afford a full view of scenery.
5. a mountain peak having a rounded summit.
6. Slang. a person's head.
v.t.
7. to cover with or as if with a dome.
8. to shape like a dome.
v.i.
9. to rise or swell as a dome.
[1505–15; < Middle French dome < Italian duomo < Medieval Latin domus (Deī) house (of God), church]
dom′al, adj.

dome

dome


Past participle: domed
Gerund: doming

Imperative
dome
dome
Present
I dome
you dome
he/she/it domes
we dome
you dome
they dome
Preterite
I domed
you domed
he/she/it domed
we domed
you domed
they domed
Present Continuous
I am doming
you are doming
he/she/it is doming
we are doming
you are doming
they are doming
Present Perfect
I have domed
you have domed
he/she/it has domed
we have domed
you have domed
they have domed
Past Continuous
I was doming
you were doming
he/she/it was doming
we were doming
you were doming
they were doming
Past Perfect
I had domed
you had domed
he/she/it had domed
we had domed
you had domed
they had domed
Future
I will dome
you will dome
he/she/it will dome
we will dome
you will dome
they will dome
Future Perfect
I will have domed
you will have domed
he/she/it will have domed
we will have domed
you will have domed
they will have domed
Future Continuous
I will be doming
you will be doming
he/she/it will be doming
we will be doming
you will be doming
they will be doming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doming
you have been doming
he/she/it has been doming
we have been doming
you have been doming
they have been doming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doming
you will have been doming
he/she/it will have been doming
we will have been doming
you will have been doming
they will have been doming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doming
you had been doming
he/she/it had been doming
we had been doming
you had been doming
they had been doming
Conditional
I would dome
you would dome
he/she/it would dome
we would dome
you would dome
they would dome
Past Conditional
I would have domed
you would have domed
he/she/it would have domed
we would have domed
you would have domed
they would have domed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dome - a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downwarddome - a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
2.dome - informal terms for a human headdome - informal terms for a human head  
human head - the head of a human being
3.dome - a stadium that has a roofdome - a stadium that has a roof    
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
4.dome - a hemispherical roof
astrodome - a transparent dome on top of an airplane where the navigator can make celestial observations
cupola - a roof in the form of a dome
geodesic dome - a lightweight dome constructed of interlocking polygons; invented by R. Buckminster Fuller
onion dome - a dome that is shaped like a bulb; characteristic of Russian and Byzantine church architecture
pressure dome - a dome-shaped building that is pressurized
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
whispering dome, whispering gallery - a space beneath a dome or arch in which sounds produced at certain points are clearly audible at certain distant points

dome

noun arched roof, hemisphere, vault, rotunda, cupola the great golden dome of the mosque

dome

noun
Slang. The uppermost part of the body:
Translations
قُبَّه
kopule
kuppel
kupola
hvolfòak
iškilaskupolaskupoliškas
kupols
kupola
kupola

dome

[dəʊm] N (on building etc) → cúpula f (Geog) → colina f redonda

dome

[ˈdəʊm] ndôme m

dome

n
(Archit, on building) → Kuppel f
(of heaven, skull)Gewölbe nt; (of hill)Kuppe f; (of branches)Kuppel f
(lid, cover etc) → Haube f

dome

[dəʊm] ncupola

dome

(doum) noun
a roof shaped like half a ball. the dome of the cathedral.
domed adjective
having or resembling a dome. a domed forehead.
References in classic literature ?
A STATE Official carrying off the Dome of the Capitol met the Ghost of his predecessor, who had come out of his political grave to warn him that God saw him.
I knew that the cross on the top of the dome of the church was four hundred and thirty-eight feet above the ground, and therefore about a hundred or may be a hundred and twenty-five feet higher than the dome of the capitol.
He had been leaning back against the wall looking up at the glowing dome above Omean, and when he spied me balancing upon the partition wall above him his eyes opened wide in astonishment.
A MEMBER of a Legislature, who had pledged himself to his Constituents not to steal, brought home at the end of the session a large part of the dome of the Capitol.
In a balcony high up in the dome an orchestra played sweet music, and beneath the dome two electric fountains sent sprays of colored perfumed water shooting up nearly as high as the arched ceiling.
The towers were about forty sofads in diameter, approximately forty earth-feet, and sixty in height to the base of the dome.
At last, some time before I stopped, the sun, red and very large, halted motionless upon the horizon, a vast dome glowing with a dull heat, and now and then suffering a momentary extinction.
Then it seemed to him, as it often happens in that first sleep, so light and gentle, which raises the body above the couch, and the soul above the earth - it seemed to him, we say, as if the god Morpheus, painted on the ceiling, looked at him with eyes resembling human eyes; that something shone brightly, and moved to and fro in the dome above the sleeper; that the crowd of terrible dreams which thronged together in his brain, and which were interrupted for a moment, half revealed a human face, with a hand resting against the mouth, and in an attitude of deep and absorbed meditation.
The largest and central dome appeared to be gilded, while others were red, or blue, or yellow.
As may be supposed--continued the pilot--the mountain sides are very rugged, but on the summit stands a brass dome supported on pillars, and bearing on top the figure of a brass horse, with a rider on his back.
Instantly a cloud of smoke appeared and rolled over the floor; then it slowly spread and ascended into the dome, disclosing a strange personage seated upon a glass throne just before Jim's nose.
It was a massive pile, surmounted by an enormous dome.