from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vaulted roof having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.
- n. A geodesic dome.
- n. A domelike structure, object, or natural formation.
- n. Chemistry A form of crystal with two similarly inclined faces that meet at an edge parallel to the horizontal axis.
- n. Slang The human head.
- n. Archaic A large, stately building.
- transitive v. To cover with or as if with a dome.
- transitive v. To shape like a dome.
- intransitive v. To rise or swell into the shape of a dome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A common structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere, a cupola.
- n. Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover, e.g. a cake dome.
- n. head (including the meaning 'oral sex')
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry.
- n. A cupola formed on a large scale.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building; a house; especially, a stately building; a great hall; a church or temple.
- n. In architecture, a cupola; a vault upon a plan circular or nearly so; a hemispherical or approximately hemispherical coving of a building.
- n. This restricted application of the term arose from the fact that the churches of Italy were almost universally built with a cupola at the intersection of the nave and the transept, or over the sanctuary. In some instances dome may refer equally well to the church or cathedral, or to the cupola which is its most conspicuous feature.
- n. Anything shaped like a cupola.
- n. The dome-shaped part of the roof of an astronomical observatory, placed over a telescope.
- n. In crystallography, a form whose planes intersect the vertical axis, but are parallel to one of the lateral axes: so called because it has above or below a horizontal edge like the roof of a house; also, one of the faces of such a form.
- To furnish or cover with a dome; give the shape of a dome to.
- An obsolete form of doom.
- n. In geology, an anticlinal fold whose axis equals or approximates a point; an anticlinal fold with quaquaversal dip. Domes are most commonly produced by laccoliths, but they may be due to intersecting folds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stadium that has a roof
- n. a hemispherical roof
- n. informal terms for a human head
- n. a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
But outside the dome is the Moon itself, desolate, rock-filled, not much to see (except the Earth, lurking beautifully in the background).
"Playing in a dome is a beautiful thing, no wind or field conditions or anything like that," Nedney said.
The floor of 'the dome is an immense elevator, seventy-five feet in diameter, which carries the observer up and down to follow the eye end of the telescope.
The justification lies in the religious belief of the Hindu majority that the inner dome is the birthplace of Ram.
The court favored the Hindu claim because according to the faith and belief of the Hindus the place under the inner dome is the birthplace of Ram.
The small dome is a "first step" aimed at containing the leak, Suttles said, with shut-down efforts to continue even if it is successful.
The dome is equipped with inner and outer pipes, one to suck up oil and the other to disperse heated seawater and methanol that will act as antifreeze to prevent frozen natural gas from forming as it did on the larger containment box.
The church's majestic dome is considered the second largest in Latin America.
The Parroquia del Señor del Salitre dominates the landscape in the Mexican town of Calvillo, Aguascalientes. The church's majestic dome is considered the second largest in Latin America. © Diodora Bucur, 2009
Also, waterproofing the dome is critical, and the exterior material needs to tolerate a wide range of temperatures and hence a wider range of movement due to thermal expansion and contraction.
Subsequently, the dome is now moister and ready for the following day of evaporative cooling.