dome

[ dohm ]
/ doʊm /

noun

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.

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Origin of dome

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dome

domelike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dome

dome
/ (dəʊm) /

noun

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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Scientific definitions for dome

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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