[ dohm ]
/ doʊm /


verb (used with object), domed, dom·ing.

to cover with or as if with a dome.
to shape like a dome.

verb (used without object), domed, dom·ing.

to rise or swell as a dome.

Origin of dome

1505–15; < Middle French dome < Italian duomo < Medieval Latin domus (Deī) house (of God), church; akin to timber


dome·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dome

/ (dəʊm) /


verb (tr)

to cover with or as if with a dome
to shape like a dome

Derived forms of dome

domelike, adjectivedomical (ˈdəʊmɪkəl, ˈdɒm-), adjective

Word Origin for dome

C16: from French, from Italian duomo cathedral, from Latin domus house
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Science definitions for dome

[ dōm ]

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.
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