dome

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See also: Dome, domé, dôme, and domē

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French dôme, from Italian duomo, from Latin domus (ecclesiae) (literally house (of the church)), a calque of Ancient Greek οἶκος τῆς ἐκκλησίας (oîkos tês ekklēsías).

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Noun[edit]

dome (plural domes)

  1. (architecture) A structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere; a cupola.
  2. Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover.
    a cake dome
  3. (slang) head (including the meaning 'oral sex')
    • Myles Rudge, "Right Said Fred"
      Was he in trouble, half a ton of rubble landed on the top of his dome.
    • Ludacris (rap musician)
      I got five Georgia homes where I rest my Georgia bones,
      Come anywhere on my land and I'll aim at your Georgia dome.
    • Ying Yang Twins, Georgia Dome
      Put your mouth on a dick, give me Georgia Dome.
  4. (obsolete, poetic) A building; a house; an edifice.
    • Alexander Pope
      Approach the dome, the social banquet share.
  5. Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building, such as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.
  6. (crystallography) 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.

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Verb[edit]

dome (third-person singular simple present domes, present participle doming, simple past and past participle domed)

  1. (transitive) To give a domed shape to.
    • 1907, Joseph Barrell, Geology of the Marysville mining district, Montana (page 24)
      [] the general effect being to dome the cover upward at least 1,000 and probably 2,000 feet, and to metamorphose the limy sediments into hornstones []
  2. (US, slang, colloquial, African American Vernacular) The act of fellatio.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

dome

  1. vocative singular of dům

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A late 19th-century borrowing from Russian administrative institution (administrative institution).[1]

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dome f (5th declension)

  1. (often plural) council (legislative or administrative organ)
    pilsētas dome, domescity council
    domes vēlēšanascity council elections
    Valsts Dome(s)State Duma (Russian Legislative Body)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “doma”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Portuguese[edit]

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dome

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of domar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of domar
  3. third-person singular imperative of domar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dome

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of domar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of domar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of domar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of domar.

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Noun[edit]

dome

  1. dative singular of dom