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Meaning of DOME

Pronunciation:  dowm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hemispherical roof
  2. [n]  a stadium that has a roof
  3. [n]  informal terms for a human head

DOME is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: attic, bean, bonce, covered stadium, domed stadium, noggin, noodle
 See Also: arena, astrodome, bowl, cupola, geodesic dome, human head, onion dome, pressure dome, roof, stadium, whispering dome, whispering gallery



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dome\, n. [F. d[^o]me, It. duomo, fr. L. domus a house,
    domus Dei or Domini, house of the Lord, house of God; akin to
    Gr. ? house, ? to build, and E. timber. See {Timber}.]
    1. A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in
             Approach the dome, the social banquet share. --Pope.
    2. (Arch.) 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.) 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
    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.
  2. \Dome\, n. [See {Doom}.]
    Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision. [Obs.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a dome in your dream means that you will never fully achieve your goals. Dreaming that you are in the dome of a building means some honor that will be bestowed upon you.
Thesaurus Terms
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