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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dome
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
central
▪ Many churches had four simple gables of equal size one on each face, surmounted by a central dome upon a drum.
▪ This is on concentric, double circle plan, with central dome and sloping outer roofs.
▪ Inside the church, where the lighting is subdued but not dim, the central dome is supported on eight piers.
▪ Inside, the central dome rises nearly 100 feet above the cathedral floor.
▪ Inside, the nave vaults are octagonal domical shape and the central dome is carried on pseudo-pendentives rather like squinches.
▪ It is a double-aisled church and has a central dome and four more over the angles.
▪ Inside four arches support the central dome with squinches rather than pendentives.
geodesic
▪ Buckminster Fuller has made a life-time study of geodesic domes.
▪ He knew what Greenpeace was, and the geodesic dome, and sado-masochism, and even supply-side economics.
▪ He was forty-four years old, on display under a geodesic dome.
great
▪ Looming over all was the great green dome of the Roman Catholic cathedral.
▪ Topstock's little grey eyes snapped through his steel frames under the great downy dome.
▪ His head was a great shaven dome.
▪ Their voices sounded shrill and incongruous, violating the silence that was appropriate in the great dome of the forest.
▪ He stood in the centre of the church beneath the great dome and began to look carefully all round him.
large
▪ The main church behind is small and high, with the largest dome over it.
▪ This is an advance but not suitable to carry a larger dome. 3.
▪ The Byzantine contribution was the pendentive and this is not only a more satisfactory solution but will support large domes.
▪ Wings, made of plates of wafer-thin metal, sprouted from a large dome on each android's back.
■ NOUN
car
▪ The whole train stopped while he jumped down from the dome car and went to look at the laggard.
▪ He wasn't in the forward dome car, upstairs or down, nor in the open dayniter.
▪ Three or four people without seats were standing at the far dome car end, including the actress Angelica.
▪ Nearly everyone, I would have guessed, had been either in the dining room or the dome car all morning.
▪ The passengers drifted in from their rooms and the dome car and fell into by now predictable patterns of seating.
▪ I went across the clattering, windy linkage space between the dining and dome cars and stood outside the toilet room.
glass
▪ The complex features glass domes which will let in natural sunlight on the two main shopping areas.
▪ Stand a glass dome on a round stand and you have a protected display space.
▪ The second was a glass dome, the size of a man, and a little taller than our hero.
▪ The roof of the foyer consisted of an enormous green glass dome.
▪ The five storey building features a circular atrium topped by a stained glass dome.
▪ His top-storey apartment had a glass dome which allowed him to sit watching the falling stars.
▪ Another City bank conversion, with fantastic high ceilings, a glass dome, chandeliers and a central oval bar.
■ VERB
build
▪ Facing the hotels, bulging out over the very brink of the abyss, some one had built a huge green dome.
▪ It was built with five domes and three eastern apses and has entrances on three sides.
cover
▪ Inside, the nave is in square bays which are covered by domes on pendentives.
▪ They were set not on black sky, however, but on a brilliantly painted mural which covered the dome.
▪ Like most other examples of this type it has no aisles but a short, wide nave, covered by four domes.
▪ The crossing is covered by a dome or lantern.
support
▪ A basic difference in the architectural construction was the use in Pskov of corbelled arches rather than pendentives to support the domes.
▪ Inside four arches support the central dome with squinches rather than pendentives.
▪ The Cathedral of S. Dimitri was begun in 1194 and has a simpler plan with four piers supporting a single dome.
▪ The Byzantine contribution was the pendentive and this is not only a more satisfactory solution but will support large domes.
▪ Also the interior was higher and narrower, both characteristics being necessary to support the 13 domes.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ the dome of his bald head
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As in, if the city of Miami and Dade County build him a new stadium with a retractable dome.
▪ First, the meteorites crossed the dome traveling at an angle of only twenty-seven degrees to the horizon.
▪ Higher up the dome became steeper, but by now I'd learned to trust the rock a bit more.
▪ Operating from a dome on Kitt Peak, Arizona, the Spacewatch team members have achieved numerous firsts.
▪ Small domes composed of viscous lava may form within craters.
▪ The other domes cover the crossing, choir and transepts.
▪ There were several lesser towers, the corner ones with domes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
dome

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.]

  1. (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.

  2. A small structure standing on the top of a dome; a lantern.

  3. A furnace for melting iron or other metals in large quantity, -- used chiefly in foundries and steel works.

  4. A revolving shot-proof turret for heavy ordnance.

  5. (Anat.) The top of the spire of the cochlea of the ear.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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).\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.

Wiktionary
dome

n. 1 (context architecture English) A structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere; a cupol

  1. 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

  2. (cx transitive English) To give a domed shape to.

WordNet
dome
  1. n. a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward

  2. informal terms for a human head [syn: attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin]

  3. a stadium that has a roof [syn: domed stadium, covered stadium]

  4. a hemispherical roof

Wikipedia
Domè

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 (band)

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.

Dome (geology)

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.

Dome (constructor)

, literally "child's dream", is a Japanese-based racing car constructor, involved mainly in open wheel and sports car racing.

Dôme (coffeehouse)

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.

Dome (disambiguation)

A dome is a structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere.

Dome may also refer to:

Dome (album)

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.