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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dome  \Dome\,  n.  [See  {Doom}.] 
  Decision;  judgment;  opinion;  a  court  decision.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dome  \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 
  poetry. 
 
  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 
  form 
 
  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. 
  --Dana. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dome 
  n  1:  a  stadium  that  has  a  roof  [syn:  {domed  stadium},  {covered 
  stadium}] 
  2:  a  hemispherical  roof 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DOME 
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