Crossword clues for dome
- Igloo, essentially
- Feature of Rome's Pantheon
- A stadium that has a roof
- A hemispherical roof
- Informal terms for a human head
- ___ of the Rock (Jerusalem shrine)
- Feature of Florence's duomo
- Xanadu structure
- Crown of a furnace
- Fuller's geodesic ___
- St. Peter's feature
- Baldie's head
- Rotunda's crown
- Architectural feature
- Geodesic ___
- Hemispherical vault
- Structure over a rotunda
- St. Paul's has one
- Structure decreed by Kubla Khan
- Astro or Teapot
- Fuller creation
- Nonrectangular part of a skyline
- Xanadu's pleasure ___
- Spherical topper
- Igloo shape
- Bald head
- St. Paul's top
- Fuller construction
- Capitol topper
- Capitol feature
- Rotunda feature
- Taj Mahal feature
- Head, slangily
- Volcano feature
- Round top
- Planetarium roof
- Indoor arena feature
- Volcanic formation
- Capitol's top
- Many a stadium cover
- Feature of some arenas
- Observatory feature
- Jefferson Memorial topper
- ___ of the Rock (Jerusalem landmark)
- It may be retracted
- Top of the Capitol
- Capitol Hill sight
- AT&T Stadium feature
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cupola \Cu"po*la\ (k?"p?-l?), n.; pl. Cupolas (-l?z). [It. cupola, LL. cupula, cuppula (cf. L. cupula little tub). fr. cupa, cuppa, cup; cf. L. cupa tub. So called on account of its resemblance to a cup turned over. See Cup, and cf. Cupule.]
(Arch.) A roof having a rounded form, hemispherical or nearly so; also, a ceiling having the same form. When on a large scale it is usually called dome.
A small structure standing on the top of a dome; a lantern.
A furnace for melting iron or other metals in large quantity, -- used chiefly in foundries and steel works.
A revolving shot-proof turret for heavy ordnance.
(Anat.) The top of the spire of the cochlea of the ear.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"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).\n
\nIn 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.
n. 1 (context architecture English) A structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere; a cupol
2 Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover. 3 (context slang English) head (including the meaning 'oral sex') 4 (context obsolete poetic English) A building; a house; an edifice. 5 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. 6 (context crystallography English) 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. v
(cx transitive English) To give a domed shape to.
Domè is an arrondissement in the Zou department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Zogbodomey. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 6,768.
Dome was an English post-punk band, formed in 1980 and consisting of Bruce Gilbert (guitar, vocals, synthesizer) and Graham Lewis (bass, vocals, synthesizer) of Wire.
A dome is a feature in structural geology consisting of symmetrical anticlines that intersect each other at their respective apices. Intact, domes are distinct, rounded, spherical-to- ellipsoidal-shaped protrusions on the Earth's surface. However, a transect parallel to Earth's surface of a dome features concentric rings of strata. Consequently, if the top of a dome has been eroded flat, the resulting structure in plan view appears as a bullseye, with the youngest rock layers at the outside, and each ring growing progressively older moving inwards. These strata would have been horizontal at the time of deposition, then later deformed by the uplift associated with dome formation.
, literally "child's dream", is a Japanese-based racing car constructor, involved mainly in open wheel and sports car racing.
Dôme Coffee is a franchise chain of European-style café restaurants based in Perth, Australia.
It is an extensive chain in Western Australia, with numerous locations.
Dome also has developed a number of locations in Tasmania, as well as internationally, including Dubai, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and at the Malé International Airport in the Maldives.
A dome is a structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere.
Dome may also refer to:
Dome is the self-titled debut studio album by English post-punk band Dome, released in 1980 by record label Dome.
Usage examples of "dome".
Beyond the agora, Achamian saw a cohort of birds wheeling above the great domes of the Temple Xothei, whose silhouette loomed above the tenements hedging the north end of the market.
Kamposea Agora, several times, bringing her to worship at the Cmiral, spending an entire afternoon with her in the Temple of Xothei, laughing as she marveled at its great dome and listening as she explained how the Ceneians had built it in near antiquity.
A siren dome, a police car, and he pulled back the injection slide on top of his gun, releasing it, aiming steadily.
I turned to the dome again, to study that fearful funnel swelling at the heart of the anomaly, the captured asteroid burning brighter now and nearer the center.
In the center of the huge domed ballroom was a round pool illuminated in such a way as to make it appear like an enormous aquamarine cabochon jewel.
First we passed the Aureate, vast twin gilded domes of the Breasts on the skyline.
Octagonal in form, clad in white and green marble, decorated with rounded arches and stately columns and pilasters, all crowned with a white marble roof that conceals the dome below, the Baptistery is an exquisite example of Tuscan Romanesque architecture.
We know little about his activities between the end of the competition for the Baptistery doors and the beginning of his work on the dome in 1417.
Soaring over the Duomo, the Baptistry, and the Piazza della Signoria, which rose from the streets like minarets around a heavenly dome .
He saw, for one instant, the massive cliffs of ice glittering like volcanic glass in iron twilight and below them the beveled and faceted jewel face of a shallow antigrav dome closing in all the valley beneath.
As if a glass dome over her had shattered, she sat in shards of time, bewilderedly trying to piece fragments together.
These bipedal dinosaurs had very short forelimbs, but their unique feature was the unusual thickness of their skull roofs, which in several Late Cretaceous forms are fused into a single massive element forming a high dome.
If Biset and the others had just stepped outside the dome enclosing this building for a moment, they might be back inside even now.
The Gopher borer sat hunched down on the surface outside the dome, and the dozers were still clearing the huge masses of pulverized rock the Gopher had heaved back toward the surface.
The length of the Florentine braccio varied, but on the dome, a conversion of 23 inches to the braccio is very close.