Meaning of DOME in English
— domelike , adj.
/dohm/ , n. , v. , domed, doming .
a. a vault, having a circular plan and usually in the form of a portion of a sphere, so constructed as to exert an equal thrust in all directions.
b. a domical roof or ceiling.
c. a polygonal vault, ceiling, or roof.
2. any covering thought to resemble the hemispherical vault of a building or room: the great dome of the sky.
3. anything shaped like a hemisphere or inverted bowl.
4. (in a dam) a semidome having its convex surface toward the impounded water.
5. Crystall. a form having planes that intersect the vertical axis and are parallel to one of the lateral axes.
6. Geol. upwarp.
7. Also called vistadome . Railroads. a raised, glass-enclosed section of the roof of a passenger car, placed over an elevated section of seats to afford passengers a full view of scenery.
8. Horol. an inner cover for the works of a watch, which snaps into the rim of the case.
9. a mountain peak having a rounded summit.
10. Slang. a person's head: I wish I could get the idea into that thick dome of yours.
11. to cover with or as if with a dome.
12. to shape like a dome.
13. to rise or swell as a dome.
[ 1505-15; dome duomo domus ( Dei ) house (of God), church; akin to TIMBER ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012