dome

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English[edit]

Dome of a building from Paris (sense 1)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French dome, domme (modern 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). Doublet of domus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: dōm, IPA(key): /dəʊm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊm

Noun[edit]

dome (plural domes)

  1. (architecture) A structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere.
    Synonym: cupola
  2. (by extension) Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover.
    a cake dome
    • 2021 June 29, Gabrielle Canon, “Historic heatwave, extreme drought and wildfires plague North American west”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The heatwave, caused by what meteorologists described as a dome of high pressure, extends from California up through areas in Canada’s Arctic territories and was worsened by the human-caused climate crisis.
  3. (informal) A person's head.
    • 1962, Myles Rudge (lyrics and music), “Right Said Fred”:
      Was he in trouble, half a ton of rubble landed on the top of his dome.
    • 2016, Monkey (lyrics), “Let’s Lurk”, performed by 67 ft Giggs:
      Trapping ain't dead, the nitty still clucking and ringing my phone
      Chilling with bro, talking ’bout money, dough to the dome
  4. (slang) head, oral sex
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:oral sex
    • 2005, “Georgia”, performed by Ludacris:
      I got five Georgia homes where I rest my Georgia bones,
      Come anywhere on my land and I'll aim at your Georgia dome.
    • 2005, “Georgia Dome”, performed by Ying Yang Twins:
      Put your mouth on a dick, give me Georgia Dome.
  5. (obsolete, poetic) A building; a house; an edifice.
    • 1726, Alexander Pope, Odyssey:
      Approach the dome, the social banquet share.
  6. (by extension) 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.
  7. (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.
  8. (geology) A geological feature consisting of symmetrical anticlines that intersect where each one reaches its apex.

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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.
    • 1814, Leigh Hunt, “Ode for the Spring of 1814”, in The Descent of Liberty, a Mask, London: Printed for Gale, Curtis, and Fenner, [], published 1815, OCLC 709322, page lix:
      The green and laughing world he sees, / Waters, and plains, and waving trees, / The skim of birds, and the blue-doming skies, []
    • 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. (transitive, colloquial, slang) To shoot in the head.
    That guy just got domed!
  3. (transitive, US, African-American Vernacular, colloquial, slang) To perform fellatio on.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dome

  1. vocative singular of dům

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

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

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dome

  1. Alternative form of doom

Nias[edit]

Noun[edit]

dome

  1. mutated form of tome (guest)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

dome

  1. inflection of domar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dome (Cyrillic spelling доме)

  1. vocative singular of dom

Slovak[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dome

  1. locative singular of dom

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdome/ [ˈd̪o.me]
  • Rhymes: -ome
  • Syllabification: do‧me

Verb[edit]

dome

  1. inflection of domar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

dome

  1. dative singular of dom