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.
dome (plural domes)
- (architecture) A structural element resembling the hollow upper half of a sphere.
- Synonym: cupola
- (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:
- 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.
- (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
- (slang) head, oral sex
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:oral sex
- 2005, “Georgia Dome”, performed by Ying Yang Twins:
- Put your mouth on a dick, give me Georgia Dome.
- (obsolete, poetic) A building; a house; an edifice.
- 1726, Alexander Pope, Odyssey:
- Approach the dome, the social banquet share.
- (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.
- (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.
- (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 […]
- (transitive, colloquial, slang) To shoot in the head.
- That guy just got domed!
- (transitive, US, African-American Vernacular, colloquial, slang) To perform fellatio on.
dome f (5th declension)
- (often plural) council (legislative or administrative organ)
- pilsētas dome, domes ― city council
- domes vēlēšanas ― city council elections
- Valsts Dome(s) ― State Duma (Russian Legislative Body)
- a judgement, (legal) decision or sentence
- a decision or order
- a court or trial issuing judgement
- final judgement after death
- justice, rulership, authority
- English: doom
- mutated form of
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of domar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of domar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of domar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of domar
dome (Cyrillic spelling доме)
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of domar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of domar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of domar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of domar.