Semidome Sem"i*dome`, n. (Arch.) A roof or ceiling covering a semicircular room or recess, or one of nearly that shape, as the apse of a church, a niche, or the like. It is approximately the quarter of a hollow sphere. [1913 Webster]

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  • semidome — [sem′i dōm΄] n. a curved ceiling or roof covering a semicircular room, bay, etc.; half dome …   English World dictionary

  • semidome — noun Date: 1788 a roof or ceiling covering a semicircular or nearly semicircular room or recess • semidomed adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semidome — semidomed, adj. /sem ee dohm , sem uy /, n. half a dome, esp. as formed by a vertical section, as over a semicircular apse. [1780 90; SEMI + DOME] * * * …   Universalium

  • semidome — n. half a dome, domed roof which covers a semicircular area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semidome — semi·dome …   English syllables

  • semidome — /ˈsɛmidoʊm/ (say semeedohm) noun half a dome, especially as formed by a vertical section, as over a semicircular apse …   Australian English dictionary

  • semidome — …   Useful english dictionary

  • concha — I. noun (plural conchae) Etymology: Italian & Latin; Italian conca semidome, apse, from Late Latin concha, from Latin, shell Date: circa 1639 1. a. the plain semidome of an apse b. apse 2. something shaped like a shell; especially the largest and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • White Monastery — The White Monastery is a Coptic Orthodox monastery named after Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite. It is located near the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag, and about four kilometers south east of the Red Monastery. The name of the monastery is derived… …   Wikipedia

  • Concha — Con cha (k[o^][ng] k[.a]), n. [LL. (in sense 1), fr. L. concha. See {Conch}.] 1. (Arch.) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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