DOME

dome

(noun) a hemispherical roof

dome, domed stadium, covered stadium

(noun) a stadium that has a roof

attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, dome

(noun) informal terms for a human head

dome

(noun) a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

dome (plural domes)

(architecture) a structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere; a cupola

anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover

(slang) head (uppermost part of one's body)

(slang) head, oral sex

(obsolete, poetic) a building; a house; an edifice

any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building, such as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.

(crystallography) a prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form

Verb

dome (third-person singular simple present domes, present participle doming, simple past and past participle domed)

(transitive) To give a domed shape to.

(transitive, US, African-American Vernacular, colloquial, slang) To perform fellatio on.

Anagrams

• E.D. Mo., Edom, Medo-, demo, demo-, mode

Source: Wiktionary


Dome, n. Etym: [F. dôme, It. duomo, fr. L. domus a house, domus Dei or Domini, house of the Lord, house of God; akin to Gr. timber. See Timber.]

1. A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry. Approach the dome, the social banquet share. Pope.

2. (Arch.)

Definition: A cupola formed on a large scale.

Note: "The Italians apply the term il duomo to the principal church of a city, and the Germans call every cathedral church Dom; and it is supposed that the word in its present English sense has crept into use from the circumstance of such buildings being frequently surmounted by a cupola." Am. Cyc.

3. Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.

4. (Crystallog.)

Definition: A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.

Note: If the plane is parallel to the longer diagonal (macrodiagonal) of the prism, it is called a macrodome; if parallel to the shorter (brachydiagonal), it is a brachydome; if parallel to the inclined diagonal in a monoclinic crystal, it is called a clinodome; if parallel to the orthodiagonal axis, an orthodome. Dana.

Dome, n. Etym: [See Doom.]

Definition: Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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