Origin of rotunda
Examples from the Web for rotunda
Tough women with children at home curled up in the rotunda at the foot of the grand staircase.
Then a newscaster would break in with some ratatattat announcement that amounted to nothing, and then it was back to the rotunda.The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended|Malcolm Jones|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A statue commemorating this feat was later placed above the south door of the rotunda in the Capitol at Washington.The Way to the West|Emerson Hough
The floors of the gallery which engird the rotunda, and the winding stairs leading to them, are of iron.Norman's New Orleans and Environs|B. M. Norman
Passing to one side, she gained the door, threw back the bolt, and hurried out into the rotunda.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
Loud coughing drowns the noises, and then the rotunda door opens with a plaintive screech.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Stannard was in the rotunda, and when Laura and Dillon advanced he smiled.Northwest!|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for rotunda
Word Origin for rotunda
Word Origin and History for rotunda
"round building," 1680s, from Italian rotonda, especially the Pantheon, from noun use of Latin rotunda, fem. of rotundus "round" (see rotund). Meaning "circular hall or room within a building" is from 1780.