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dome British & World English

A rounded vault forming the roof of a building or structure, typically with a circular base

dome English Thesaurus

the dome of St Paul's Cathedral

lava dome British & World English

A mound of viscous lava which has been extruded from a volcanic vent

salt dome British & World English

A dome-shaped structure in sedimentary rocks, formed where a large mass of salt has been forced upwards. Such structures often form traps for oil or natural gas

semi-dome British & World English

A half-dome formed by vertical section

onion dome British & World English

A dome which bulges in the middle and rises to a point, used especially in Russian church architecture

Teapot Dome British & World English

An oil field in southeastern Wyoming that, as a naval reserve, was the focus of a 1920s corruption scandal

vista dome British & World English

An observation compartment in the roof of a railway carriage

dome fastener British & World English

A press stud consisting of a rounded portion which clips into a socket, used especially as a fastener for gloves

geodesic dome British & World English

A dome constructed of short struts following geodesic lines and forming an open framework of triangles or polygons. The principles of its construction were described by Buckminster Fuller

Dome of the Rock British & World English

An Islamic shrine in Jerusalem, for Muslims the third most holy place after Mecca and Medina. It surrounds the sacred rock on which, according to tradition, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac and from which the prophet Muhammad made his miraculous midnight ascent into heaven (the Night Journey)


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