Origin of domed
- 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
Contemporary Examples of 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
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
March 10, 2014
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
January 30, 2014
Historical Examples of domed
There were domed tombs of saints, glittering like snow-palaces in the sun.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
It was a domed city in the polar regions, where nobody ever had to go outdoors.Pariah Planet
The Pantheon is the finest example of a domed hall which we have left.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
The air is close and vaporous; the domed chamber is damp and musty.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
The ceiling was domed like a sky and painted in sunny Italian scenery.Mary Gray
- 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.