Origin of domed
- a vault, having a circular plan and usually in the form of a portion of a sphere, so constructed as to exert an equal thrust in all directions.
- a domical roof or ceiling.
- a polygonal vault, ceiling, or roof.
- any covering thought to resemble the hemispherical vault of a building or room: the great dome of the sky.
- anything shaped like a hemisphere or inverted bowl.
- (in a dam) a semidome having its convex surface toward the impounded water.
- Crystallography. a form having planes that intersect the vertical axis and are parallel to one of the lateral axes.
- Geology. upwarp.
- Also called vistadome. Railroads. a raised, glass-enclosed section of the roof of a passenger car, placed over an elevated section of seats to afford passengers a full view of scenery.
- Horology. an inner cover for the works of a watch, which snaps into the rim of the case.
- a mountain peak having a rounded summit.
- Slang. a person's head: I wish I could get the idea into that thick dome of yours.
- to cover with or as if with a dome.
- to shape like a dome.
- to rise or swell as a dome.
Origin of dome
Examples from the Web for domed
Blue mesas poke above the distant horizon line, and a domed courthouse grows larger as you near Marfa.Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America
Condé Nast Traveler
March 18, 2014
And what the heck did Rust see in the domed "Carcosa" throne room before Childress leapt from the shadows and stabbed him?‘True Detective’ Finale Review: Close to Perfection
March 10, 2014
Inside, a massive, domed nave offers individual air conditioning vents for all 7,000 chairs.The Largest Church in the World Has The Fewest Worshippers
January 30, 2014
There were domed tombs of saints, glittering like snow-palaces in the sun.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
It was a domed city in the polar regions, where nobody ever had to go outdoors.Pariah Planet
The Pantheon is the finest example of a domed hall which we have left.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
The air is close and vaporous; the domed chamber is damp and musty.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
The ceiling was domed like a sky and painted in sunny Italian scenery.Mary Gray
- a hemispherical roof or vault or a structure of similar form
- something shaped like this
- crystallog a crystal form in which two planes intersect along an edge parallel to a lateral axis
- a slang word for the head
- a structure in which rock layers slope away in all directions from a central point
- another name for pericline (def. 2)
- to cover with or as if with a dome
- to shape like a dome
Word Origin and History for domed
"round, vaulted roof," 1650s, from French dome (16c.), from Provençal doma, from Greek doma "house, housetop" (especially a style of roof from the east), related to domos "house" (see domestic).
In the Middle Ages, German dom and Italian duomo were used for "cathedral" (on the notion of "God's house"), so English began to use this word in the sense "cupola," an architectural feature characteristic of Italian cathedrals. Used in U.S. also with reference to round summits of mountains.
- A circular or elliptical area of uplifted rock in which the rock dips gently away, in all directions, from a central point.
- A wedge-shaped mineral crystal that has two nonparallel, similarly inclined faces that intersect along a plane of symmetry.