The definition of a dome is a roof or building shaped in a dome, or is slang for the head.noun
- An example of a dome is the New Orleans sports arena, the Superdome.
- An example of a dome is two college buddies talking about what someone hit when he fell down the stairs.
- Old Poet. a mansion or stately building
- a hemispherical roof or one formed by a series of rounded arches or vaults on a round or many-sided base; cupola
- any dome-shaped structure or object; specif., a sports stadium covered with a dome
- Slang the head
- an anticlinal structure of circular or broadly elliptical form
- a type of crystal formation in which two symmetrical faces meet at an angle to form a horizontal ridge
Origin: domesense < L domus, house (< IE *domu- < base *dem-, to build); others < Fr dôme < Prov doma < LL(Ec), roof, building, cathedral < Gr dōma, housetop, house, temple < same IE base: see timber, dominate
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- a. A vaulted roof having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.b. A geodesic dome.
- A domelike structure, object, or natural formation.
- Chemistry A form of crystal with two similarly inclined faces that meet at an edge parallel to the horizontal axis.
- Slang The human head.
- Archaic A large, stately building.
- To cover with or as if with a dome.
- To shape like a dome.
Origin: From French dôme, dome, cathedral (from Italian duomo, cathedral, from Latin domus, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots) and from French dôme, roof (from Provençal doma, from Greek dōma, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots).
- domˈal adjective
dome - Investment & Finance Definition
dome - Science Definition
- 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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