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Princeton's WordNet

  1. domenoun

    a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward

  2. attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, domenoun

    informal terms for a human head

  3. dome, domed stadium, covered stadiumnoun

    a stadium that has a roof

  4. domenoun

    a hemispherical roof


  1. domenoun

    A common structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere, a cupola.

  2. domenoun

    Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover, e.g. a cake dome.

  3. domenoun

    head (including the meaning 'oral sex')

  4. Etymology: From Latin doma. Compare French dôme.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Domenoun

    Etymology: dome, French, from domus, Latin.

    Best be he call’d among good men,
    Who to his God this column rais’d:
    Though lightning strike the dome again,
    The man who built it shall be prais’d. Matthew Prior.

    Stranger! whoe’er thou art, securely rest,
    Affianc’d in my faith, a friendly guest:
    Approach the dome, the social banquet share,
    And then the purpose of thy soul declare. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.


  1. dome

    A dome is a structural element of architecture that features a hollow upper half of a sphere shape. It is often used as a roof for buildings or as a shelter for specific areas, creating a large open space beneath it without the need for multiple supporting columns. It is common in religious buildings, like churches and mosques, as well as in official or public buildings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Domenoun

    a building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry

  2. Domenoun

    a cupola formed on a large scale

  3. Domenoun

    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. Domenoun

    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

  5. Domenoun

    decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision

  6. Etymology: [See Doom.]


  1. Dome

    A dome is an element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. Dome structures made of various materials have a long architectural lineage extending into prehistory. Corbel domes and true domes have been found in the ancient Middle East in modest buildings and tombs. The construction of the first technically advanced true domes began in the Roman Architectural Revolution, when they were frequently used by the Romans to shape large interior spaces of temples and public buildings, such as the Pantheon. This tradition continued unabated after the adoption of Christianity in the Byzantine religious and secular architecture, culminating in the revolutionary pendentive dome of the 6th-century church Hagia Sophia. Squinches, the technique of making a transition from a square shaped room to a circular dome, was most likely invented by the ancient Persians. The Sassanid Empire initiated the construction of the first large-scale domes in Persia, with such royal buildings as the Palace of Ardashir, Sarvestan and Ghal'eh Dokhtar. With the Muslim conquest of Greek-Roman Syria, the Byzantine architectural style became a major influence on Muslim societies. Indeed the use of domes as a feature of Islamic architecture has gotten its roots from Roman Greater-Syria.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dome

    dōm, n. a structure raised above the roof of large buildings, usually hemispherical: a large cupola: a cathedral: (poet.) a building.—v.t. to furnish with a dome.—adjs. Domed, Dom′ical, having a dome. [L. domus, a house; Fr. dôme, It. duomo, Ger. dom.]

  2. Dome

    dōm, n. (Spen.). Same as Doom.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. dome

    See spray dome.

Rap Dictionary

  1. dome

    Dome - one's head. Synonyms - headpiece, cabbage.

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  1. DOME

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DOME

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dome is ranked #35489 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dome surname appeared 634 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dome.

    90.8% or 576 total occurrences were White.
    4.8% or 31 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
    1.1% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for dome »

  1. demo

  2. E.D. Mo.

  3. Edom

  4. mode

  5. moed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dome in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of dome in a Sentence

  1. Carolyn Brockington:

    You look at the size of the aneurysm, if there’s a big one you’re concerned about it maybe rupturing over time, you’re worried about the shape, if there’s a lot of irregularity on the dome that means there’s a lot of pressure inside.

  2. Raphael Marcus:

    Rocket fire against Israels towns and cities cause the economy to grind to a halt and terrorize the civilian population and causes severe pressure against the Israeli government. While Israel developed an innovative solution with its Iron Dome short-range missile defense system, Hezbollah has also learned that with an expanded arsenal, it will attempt to saturate Iron Domes capabilities, in a future war, Hezbollahs also hopes to use precision missiles to target sensitive sites and critical installations in Israel in order to deliver a sharp blow that will impact Israels ability to declare a clear victory.

  3. Shahpour Pouyan:

    I use the dome as a symbol of the way that we celebrate our power, as we see, it is practiced everywhere in the world.

  4. Nir Barkat:

    The same small but vocal group of members of Congress who are trying to prevent the United States from re-supplying Israel with Iron Dome interceptors is trying to push the US administration to open a consulate in Jerusalem that serves the Palestinians. These members oppose the existence of the State of Israel and are anti-peace.

  5. Ryan Yarbrough:

    Maybe I'll have someone come out and hit me popups as high into the dome as possible tomorrow, one of those weird plays.

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