Definition for domed (2 of 2)
- 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 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|DAILY BEAST
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|Andrew Romano|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nina Strochlic|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would merely goad Interplanetary Power into withdrawing, refusing to service the domed cities on the moons.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
The train had come to a stop inside the gloomy, domed cavern of Cannon Street.The Market-Place|Harold Frederic
Reverberatory Furnace, a furnace with a domed roof, from which the flames of the fire are reflected upon the vessel placed within.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
Now the stalks of ten thousand domed mushrooms lined the river-bank.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
The laboratory proper occupied a smaller building adjoining the domed structure.The Moon Metal|Garrett P. Serviss
British Dictionary definitions for domed
- 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
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.