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 for Dome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cupola \Cu"po*la\ (k?"p?-l?), n.; pl. Cupolas (-l?z). [It.
     cupola, LL. cupula, cuppula (cf. L. cupula little tub). fr.
     cupa, cuppa, cup; cf. L. cupa tub. So called on account of
     its resemblance to a cup turned over. See Cup, and cf.
     Cupule.]
     1. (Arch.) A roof having a rounded form, hemispherical or
        nearly so; also, a ceiling having the same form. When on a
        large scale it is usually called dome.
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     2. A small structure standing on the top of a dome; a
        lantern.
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     3. A furnace for melting iron or other metals in large
        quantity, -- used chiefly in foundries and steel works.
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     4. A revolving shot-proof turret for heavy ordnance.
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     5. (Anat.) The top of the spire of the cochlea of the ear.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dome \Dome\, n. [See Doom.]
     Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision. [Obs.]
     --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dome \Dome\, n. [F. d[^o]me, It. duomo, fr. L. domus a house,
     domus Dei or Domini, house of the Lord, house of God; akin to
     Gr. ? house, ? to build, and E. timber. See Timber.]
     1. A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in
        poetry.
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              Approach the dome, the social banquet share. --Pope.
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     2. (Arch.) A cupola formed on a large scale.
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     Note: "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.
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     3. 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.
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     4. (Crystallog.) 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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     Note: 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dome
      n 1: a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that
           the concavity faces downward
      2: informal terms for a human head [syn: attic, bean,
         bonce, noodle, noggin, dome]
      3: a stadium that has a roof [syn: dome, domed stadium,
         covered stadium]
      4: a hemispherical roof

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "dome":
     antenna tower, apse, arcade, arcature, arch, arched roof, archway,
     barbican, bean, belfry, bell tower, bend, bend back, bonnet, bow,
     brow, camber, campanile, cap, ceil, ceilinged roof, coif, colossus,
     column, concameration, concha, conk, cork, cove, crook, crown,
     cupola, curl, curve, decurve, deflect, derrick, embow, fire tower,
     flex, geodesic dome, hat, head, headpiece, hood, hook, hump, hunch,
     igloo, incurvate, incurve, inflect, keystone, lantern, lighthouse,
     loop, martello, martello tower, mast, minaret, monument, noddle,
     noggin, noodle, obelisk, observation tower, ogive, pagoda, pate,
     pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, poll, pylon, pyramid, recurve,
     reflect, reflex, retroflex, ridge, roof, roof in, round, sag,
     sconce, shaft, skewback, skyscraper, span, spire, standpipe,
     steeple, stopper, stupa, swag, sweep, television mast, tip, top,
     tope, tour, tower, turn, turret, vault, vaulting, voussoir,
     water tower, wind, windmill tower
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  DOME
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