What does dome mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dome.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dome(noun)

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

  2. attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, dome(noun)

    informal terms for a human head

  3. dome, domed stadium, covered stadium(noun)

    a stadium that has a roof

  4. dome(noun)

    a hemispherical roof


  1. dome(Noun)

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

  2. dome(Noun)

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

  3. dome(Noun)

    head (including the meaning 'oral sex')

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dome(noun)

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

  2. Dome(noun)

    a cupola formed on a large scale

  3. Dome(noun)

    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. Dome(noun)

    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. Dome(noun)

    decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision

  6. Origin: [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.

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Anagrams for dome »

  1. demo, E.D. Mo., Edom, mode


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Naftali Bennett:

    We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist.

  2. 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.

  3. Yosi Druker:

    The minute that the U.S. decides to procure Iron Dome, we will transfer all the knowledge and production file to Raytheon.

  4. Carolyn Brockington:

    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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is not happy in a small home will remain always dissatisfied even after getting a palatial house having atop a big dome.

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