dome

Definitions

  • Showing entrance to portico and dome of rotunda
    Showing entrance to portico and dome of rotunda
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dome a hemispherical roof
    • n dome a stadium that has a roof
    • n dome informal terms for a human head
    • n dome a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing rooms, doors, windows dome and other features Showing rooms, doors, windows dome and other features
Showing columns and the dome above the central octagonal structure Showing columns and the dome above the central octagonal structure
Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes
Showing extensive decoration to interior and dome Showing extensive decoration to interior and dome
Showing domed building and minarets Showing domed building and minarets
The Dome of the Capitol at Washington The Dome of the Capitol at Washington
Photo of a Half Dome Photo of a Half Dome
Photo of North Dome Photo of North Dome

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In proportion, if Jupiter were a basketball, then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dome
    • Dome A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry. "Approach the dome , the social banquet share."
    • Dome (Arch) A cupola formed on a large scale.
    • Dome (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.
    • Dome 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 Dome Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl
    • n dome A building; a house; especially, a stately building; a great hall; a church or temple.
    • n dome In architecture, a cupola; a vault upon a plan circular or nearly so; a hemispherical or approximately hemispherical coving of a building.
    • n dome 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 dome Anything shaped like a cupola. A hemispherical arch.
    • n dome The dome-shaped part of the roof of an astronomical observatory, placed over a telescope. It is usually hemispherical, and is so arranged that any desired part of the heavens may be disclosed to the instrument. In some forms this is accomplished by means of a continuous series of shutters; in others, a complete longitudinal section of the dome, from apex to base, can be removed or thrown open as far as desired, and a mechanism is provided to revolve the dome so that the aperture can be made to command any part of the heavens.
    • n dome 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. In the orthorhombic system, a dome, if parallel to the longer lateral axis, is a macrodome; if parallel to the shorter lateral axis, a brachydome. In the monoclinic system a dome is an orthodome or clinodome according as it is parallel to that lateral axis which is respectively perpendicular or oblique to the vertical axis.
    • dome To furnish or cover with a dome; give the shape of a dome to.
    • dome An obsolete form of doom.
    • n dome 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first NFL team that plays its home games in a domed stadium to win a Superbowl was the St. Louis Rams in 1999.
    • n Dome dōm a structure raised above the roof of large buildings, usually hemispherical: a large cupola: a cathedral:
    • v.t Dome to furnish with a dome
    • n Dome dōm (Spen.) Same as Doom.
    • n Dome dōm (poet.) a building
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.”
  • Sarah J. Hale
    Sarah J. Hale
    “Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; the good, the true, the tender- these form the wealth of home.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily%20Dickinson
    “Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb?”
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan%20Kundera
    “The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “The highest perfection of politeness is only a beautiful edifice, built, from the base to the dome, of ungraceful and gilded forms of charitable and unselfish lying.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. dôme, 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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. domus, a house; Fr. dôme, It. duomo, Ger. dom.

Usage

In literature:

There is a fashion now in pleasure-domes.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
Arriving under the dome they stood looking up with boundless astonishment.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
From the outside, Atronics City is just a derby-shaped dome of nickel-iron, black and kind of dirty-looking.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
I walked down the empty nave and came under the dome.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Moscow has a population of about 350,000, with innumerable churches, towers, gilded spires and domes.
"A Journey in Russia in 1858" by Robert Heywood
In our day the mosques, the baths, and many of the private houses of Mossoul and Bagdad have dome-shaped roofs.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
Clouds came up from the west, blotting out the horizon and making the sky a curving dome of blackness.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Sixtus V. employed six hundred men, night and day, ceaselessly at work upon the dome.
"Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880" by Various
They were in the huge dome through which they had entered this mad world.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
The creamy liquid in the glassy dome began, as before, to swirl slowly: but apart from that its action was different.
"Raiders Invisible" by Desmond Winter Hall
Such domes, therefore, are not strictly ribbed domes but rather domes in compartments.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
Before Darl could aim and fire again the foe had dodged back and was protected by the curve of the Dome itself.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
The leaves are mingled through the earth to sustain the great domes which they erect.
"Harper's Young People, October 19, 1880" by Various
Rifts were here like gulleys; little buttes reared their rounded, dome heads.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
One end had been leveled off to accommodate the dome with its cradled buildings; outside the dome all was untouched.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
That great black dome is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
He brushed his slender hand over the massive dome of his brow.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Under that dome, it came to him again, was, in all probability, the mainspring of the Rogan mechanical power.
"The Red Hell of Jupiter" by Paul Ernst
Now they could look right into the dome.
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
He looked across at the Capitol, squinting his eyes manfully against the glare of its dome in the brightness.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

Up the dome of heaven
Like a great hill
I watch them marching
Stately and still.
"Stars" by Sara Teasdale
So, sweetly, sadly, sternly goes
The Fallen to his last repose:
Beneath no mighty dome,
But in his modest Home;
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
So, sweetly, sadly, sternly goes
The Fallen to his last repose;
Beneath no mighty dome,
But in his modest Home!
"The Funeral Car Of Lincoln" by Richard Henry Stoddard
There, too, beneath the statued dome
He sits, the Scott we claim;
Fit Mahomet for those who come
As pilgrims of his fame.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
The ground rock'd beneath their feet,
The thunder shook the dome,
But the boy stood firm, and swore
Eternal hate to Rome.
"Hannibal's Oath" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
In this house with starry dome,
Floored with gemlike plains and seas,
Shall I never feel at home,
Never wholly be at ease?
"World Strangeness" by William Watson

In news:

Warhol Tacoma Dome proposal mockup .
Warhol Tacoma Dome proposal mockup.
An image of the planet Earth is projected onto the planetarium dome during a preview on Friday.
Three sisters take over the dome in Landers, where therapeutic 'sound baths,' time travel and who knows what else are said to be possible.
First, the dome itself collapsed last year.
Heading into the Week 6 Miner's Cup football battle against Michigan Tech at the Superior Dome, the Northern Michigan University offense had been searching for a much needed spark.
Baseball dome by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times more.
(AP) — Part of the lava dome in Mount St Helens' crater has risen 50 to 100 feet since Tuesday while earthquake activity remained low, signs that magma is moving upward without much resistance, scientists said Thursday.
Some want State House dome returned to multicolor scheme.
The Glacier Dome above the Jumbo Valley of the Purcell Mountains near Panorama, B.C.
Israeli jets are pounding Hamas positions in Gaza, while their "Iron Dome" intercepts rockets aimed at Tel Aviv.
Dennis Nett / The Post-Standard Syracuse's Dion Waiters looks downcourt on the break in second-half action against Le Moyne earlier this season at the Carrier Dome.
Matt Ryan, in the pregame fake fog at the Georgia Dome.
As BP attempts to place a containment dome over the leaking oil well, Judy Woodruff talks to two engineering experts about the latest effort to cap the Gulf oil well and concerns over the spread of the larger oil slick .
The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is considered a holy place by Muslims.
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In science:

EGRET is the dome on the right end of the spacecraft.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Different dome and sky flat-field exposures were taken for each of the two filters.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
Data were reduced using IRAF via typical bias subtraction and dome flat fielding, utilizing In general, a circular aperture 14′′ in calibration frames taken at the beginning of each night. diameter was used to determine stellar fluxes in order to match the aperture used by Landolt (1992) for the standard stars.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
In all cases, data were reduced using IRAF via typical bias subtraction and dome and/or sky flat fielding, using calibration frames taken at the beginning of each night.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
Fringing was effectively removed from the 1.5m data in a more straightforward manner using a combination of dome and sky flats.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
The prototype is based on CCD cameras with short focal length optics on a fixe d mount. A s mall dome to house it at Teide Observatory, Tenerife, is currently being constructed. A placement at the antarctic Dome C is also being considered.
A Prototype for the PASS Permanent All Sky Survey
Funding has been obtained towards the purchase of a further CCD camera, and the construction of a small dome is in progress.
A Prototype for the PASS Permanent All Sky Survey
Any valid evaluation of the precision that can be obtained by the prototype requires however images that were taken in several nights at the same sidereal time, which is pending on the completion of a dome for PASS.
A Prototype for the PASS Permanent All Sky Survey
The apparatus is controlled by a PC located inside the dome.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
Dome-flat images for BV RI J HK and NIR dark images were obtained at the end of each night.
The Optical/Near-Infrared Light Curves of SN 2002ap for the First 1.5 Years after Discovery
The spectral images were bias-subtracted and flat- fielded by exposures to a continuum lamp illuminating the inside of the dome.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
Flat field calibration was obtained by taking pro jector flats at the beginning of each night; dome flats yielded similar solutions.
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity
Via hole doping, one can drive these materials through a metal-insulator transition and enter the superconducting dome (in this paper we will focus on the hole-doped side of the phase diagram).
Tl2Ba2CuO6+d Brings Spectroscopic Probes Deep Into the Overdoped Regime of the High-Tc Cuprates
Due to these material and experimental limitations, the underlying normal state of HTSCs, the heavily overdoped side of the HTSC phase diagram, and the metallic state that emerges beyond the end of the superconducting dome have remained so far largely unexplored (Fig.1).
Tl2Ba2CuO6+d Brings Spectroscopic Probes Deep Into the Overdoped Regime of the High-Tc Cuprates
This is in contrast to LSCO, where cation substitution is the primary control parameter, and must be varied by roughly a factor of four to traverse the superconducting dome.
Tl2Ba2CuO6+d Brings Spectroscopic Probes Deep Into the Overdoped Regime of the High-Tc Cuprates
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