a vault, having a circular plan and usually in the form of a portion of a sphere, so constructed as to exert an equal thrust in all directions.

a polygonal vault, ceiling, or roof.

any covering thought to resemble the hemispherical vault of a building or room:

anything shaped like a hemisphere or inverted bowl.

(in a dam) a semidome having its convex surface toward the impounded water.

a form having planes that intersect the vertical axis and are parallel to one of the lateral axes.

a raised, glass-enclosed section of the roof of a passenger car, placed over an elevated section of seats to afford passengers a full view of scenery.

an inner cover for the works of a watch, which snaps into the rim of the case.

a mountain peak having a rounded summit.

I wish I could get the idea into that thick dome of yours.

to cover with or as if with a dome.

) house (of God), church; akin totimber

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courthouse grows larger as you near Marfa.

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British Dictionary definitions fordomed

a hemispherical roof or vault or a structure of similar form

a crystal form in which two planes intersect along an edge parallel to a lateral axis

a structure in which rock layers slope away in all directions from a central point

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

round, vaulted roof, 1650s, from Frenchdome(16c.), from Provençaldoma, from Greekdomahouse, housetop (especially a style of roof from the east), related todomoshouse (seedomestic).

In the Middle Ages, Germandomand Italianduomowere used for cathedral (on the notion of Gods house), so English began to use this word in the sense cupola, an architectural feature characteristic of Italian cathedrals. Used in U.S. also with reference to round summits of mountains.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

A circular or elliptical area of uplifted rock in which the rock dips gently away, in all directions, from a central point.

A wedge-shaped mineral crystal that has two nonparallel, similarly inclined faces that intersect along a plane of symmetry.