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dome

DOME, n. [Gr., a house, a plain roof. L.]

1. A building; a house; a fabric; used in poetry.

2. A cathedral.

3. In architecture, a spherical roof, raised over the middle of a building; a cupola.

4. In chemistry, the upper part of a furnace, resembling a hollow hemisphere or small dome. This form serves to reflect or reverberate a part of the flame; hence these furnaces are called reverberating furnaces.



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DOME, n. [Gr., a house, a plain roof. L.]

1. A building; a house; a fabric; used in poetry.

2. A cathedral.

3. In architecture, a spherical roof, raised over the middle of a building; a cupola.

4. In chemistry, the upper part of a furnace, resembling a hollow hemisphere or small dome. This form serves to reflect or reverberate a part of the flame; hence these furnaces are called reverberating furnaces.

DOME, n. [Fr. dôme; Arm. dom; L. domus; Gr. δομος; Ir. dom; Russ. dom; supposed to be from δεμω, to build. The Greek has also δωμα, a house, a plain roof. Qu. Sax. timbrian, Goth. timbryan, to build.]

  1. A building; a house; a fabric; used in poetry. – Pope.
  2. A cathedral. – Burnet.
  3. In architecture, a spherical roof raised over the middle of a building; a cupola. Encyc.
  4. In chimistry, the upper part of a furnace, resembling a hollow hemisphere or small dome. This form serves to reflect or reverberate a part of the flame; hence these furnaces are called reverberating furnaces. – Encyc.

Dome
  1. A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry.

    Approach the dome, the social banquet share. Pope.

  2. Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  3. A cupola formed on a large scale.

    * "The Italians apply the term il duomo to the principal church of a city, and the Germans call every cathedral church Dom; and it is supposed that the word in its present English sense has crept into use from the circumstance of such buildings being frequently surmounted by a cupola." Am. Cyc.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.

    * If the plane is parallel to the longer diagonal (macrodiagonal) of the prism, it is called a macrodome; if parallel to the shorter (brachydiagonal), it is a brachydome; if parallel to the inclined diagonal in a monoclinic crystal, it is called a clinodome; if parallel to the orthodiagonal axis, an orthodome. Dana.

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Dome

DOME, noun [Gr., a house, a plain roof. Latin ]

1. A building; a house; a fabric; used in poetry.

2. A cathedral.

3. In architecture, a spherical roof, raised over the middle of a building; a cupola.

4. In chemistry, the upper part of a furnace, resembling a hollow hemisphere or small dome This form serves to reflect or reverberate a part of the flame; hence these furnaces are called reverberating furnaces.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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EFFO'RCE, v.t.

1. To force; to break through by violence.

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