dome «dohm», noun, verb, domed, dom|ing.
1. a large, rounded roof or ceiling on a circular or many-sided base; cupola: »

Nearly every state capitol has a dome.

2. anything shaped like a dome; something high and rounded: »

the dome of the sky, the rounded dome of a hill.

3. Archaic. a house; mansion: »

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree (Samuel Taylor Coleridge).

4. Crystallography. a prism whose faces meet in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house.
5. = dome car. (Cf.dome car)
6. Geology. an anticlinal formation, circular or elliptical in structure, characteristic of oil and salt deposits, extrusions of volcanic lava, etc.: »

Most of the world's sulfur today comes from deposits along the Gulf Coast of this country known as “domes” (Wall Street Journal).

1. to cover with or as if with a dome.
2. to shape like a dome.
to rise or swell like a dome.
[< Middle French dôme < Provençal doma < Late Latin dōma roof, house < Greek dōma house; (def. 3) < Latin domus house]
dome´like´, adjective.

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