- 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.
verb (used with object), domed, dom·ing.
verb (used without object), domed, dom·ing.
Origin of dome
Examples from the Web for dome
Contemporary Examples of dome
The dome could be rebuilt by 2021 if work stays on schedule, according to workers at the site.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
From deep within, looking up at the tropical sky is like staring through the dome of some kind of earthen cathedral.What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach?
October 14, 2014
Alas, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler has already said that if Extant is a hit like Dome, it will return next year.Surprise! Halle Berry’s Career Is ‘Extant’
July 9, 2014
The Hebrew word used in Genesis for the sky is “raqia” which means “bowl” or “dome.”Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang
Karl W. Giberson
March 23, 2014
Local bigwig Jim Rennie (Dean Norris), a used-car salesman and councilman, looks to use the dome to seize control of the town.‘Under the Dome’ Is One Eerie TV Show
June 24, 2013
Historical Examples of dome
My saloon luckily has a dome, and under the dome we placed it.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
No doubt the prelate had good-naturedly offered to conduct them to the dome.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The dome on the new court-house is expected to be completed by Domesday.
The weight of the drum and dome rests on the pendentives and dome-arches.
But in the application of the dome the true pendentive is used.
- a structure in which rock layers slope away in all directions from a central point
- another name for pericline (def. 2)
Word Origin for dome
"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.