from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture A vaulted roof or ceiling.
- n. Architecture A small dome set on a circular or polygonal base or resting on pillars.
- n. Architecture A domelike structure surmounting a roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and air.
- n. A cylindrical shaft type of blast furnace used for remelting metals, usually iron, before casting.
- n. A small rounded and domed structure, as for observation, on a tracked, armored vehicle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome.
- n. A small turret, usually on a hatch of an armoured fighting vehicle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A small structure standing on the top of a dome; a lantern.
- n. A furnace for melting iron or other metals in large quantity, -- used chiefly in foundries and steel works.
- n. A revolving shot-proof turret for heavy ordnance.
- n. The top of the spire of the cochlea of the ear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a vault, either hemispherical or produced by the revolution about its axis of two curves intersecting at the apex, or by a semi-ellipse covering a circular or polygonal area, and supported either upon four arches or upon solid walls.
- n. The round top of any structure, as of a furnace; the structure itself. See cupola-furnace. Specifically
- n. Milit., a revolving shot-proof turret, formed of strong timbers, and armored with massive iron plates.
- n. In anatomy: The summit of the cochlea. The summit of an intestinal gland.
- n. In conchology, the so-called dorsal or visceral hump, made by the heap of viscera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting
- n. a roof in the form of a dome
We then began to curiously follow that salt weld to the west, and we have 2 prospects that are keying off of what we call our cupola play.
The fresco of the main cupola above the altar of grace, showing the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Saints Henry and Cunegond, and the Blessed Virgin adoring the Most Holy Trinity:
Use of computer workstations was envisioned in the cupola from the beginning.
The corner cupola is made out of copper that complements the "fully restored 1897 terra cotta detailing."
The new module and cupola is going to give the astronauts a pretty posh addition.
The corner cupola is made out of copper that compliments the "fully restored 1897 terra cotta detailing."
The frescoe of the main cupola shows the via illuminativa (way of enlightenment) with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
But the architect who first erected and aerial cupola, is entitled to the praise of bold design and skilful execution.
The name cupola was established by Jay Cory, of Johnson Engineering (another of our JSC design group), and myself.
Does anyone know how the window shields on the cupola are actuated?