- 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.
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Origin of dome
OTHER WORDS FROM domedomelike, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for dome
When it rains, the dome doubles as a useful cooking or hangout structure.
It comes with a curtain you can attach to any side of the dome to create a full wall of protection, and it sets up quickly and packs down to the size of a small camping tent.
The company says the dome was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.Apple’s ‘most ambitious’ new store is a departure from its signature design|claychandler|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Using these photos as a reference, we constructed a to-scale version of the dome.
The decision to close up the domes and leave the mountaintops behind might seem odd — after all, we put telescopes out in the middle of nowhere and study things that are billions of light-years away.
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|DAILY BEAST
From deep within, looking up at the tropical sky is like staring through the dome of some kind of earthen cathedral.
Nevertheless, should Iron Dome funding come up for a vote this week, it is expected to receive overwhelming support.
Without an Iron Dome defense system, air raid sirens or even bomb shelters, people resign themselves to their fate.
But very little of the ISIS ethos has to do with hitting the Freedom Tower or the Capitol Dome.Iraq Is Not Our War Anymore. Let It Be Iran’s Problem.|Christopher Dickey|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If it had not been for the high, dome-shaped roof, the air would have grown heavy and impure.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
In front of him, dome upon dome of wooded mountain stood against the sky.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
The buildings grew higher toward the center of the dome, but I stopped while they were still two stories.
The inside of Jorgensen's always surprised new visitors to Asaph Dome.
A trace of light had begun to soften the sky over the dome, but had not yet seeped down to ground level.
British Dictionary definitions for dome
- a structure in which rock layers slope away in all directions from a central point
- another name for pericline (def. 2)