Definition of dome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dəʊm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//doʊm//
    Religious buildings, Architectural features
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  1. 1a round roof with a circular base the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral See related entries: Religious buildings, Architectural features
  2. 2a thing or a building shaped like a dome his bald dome of a head
  3. 3(North American English) (in names) a sports stadium whose roof is shaped like a dome the Houston Astrodome
  4. Word Originearly 16th cent. (originally referring to a stately building): from Latin domus; other senses are via French dôme, from Italian duomo ‘cathedral, dome’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dome