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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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cupola

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

cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] Ncúpula f
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cupola

[ˈkjuːpələ] ncoupole f
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cupola

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

[ˈkjuːpələ] ncupola
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