noun Etymology: Italian, from Latin cupula, diminutive of cupa tub Date: 1549 1. a. a rounded vault resting on a usually circular base and forming a roof or a ceiling b. a small structure built on top of a roof 2. a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron in the foundry that has tuyeres and tapping spouts near the bottom 3. a raised observation post in the roof of a railroad caboosecupolaed adjective

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  • Cupola — mit Astronaut Nicholas Patrick, STS 130 Navigation Internationale Raumstation Liste der ISS Module …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cupola — • A spherical ceiling, or a bowl shaped vault, rising like an inverted cup over a circular, square, or multangular building or any part of it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cupola     Cupola …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • cupolă — CUPÓLĂ, cupole, s.f. Partea de formă semisferică, poligonală sau eliptică care alcătuieşte acoperământul unui dom, unei turle sau unui mare edificiu; boltă. – Din fr. coupole. Trimis de LauraGellner, 01.08.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CUPÓLĂ s. boltă,… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cupola — (n.) 1540s, from It. cupola, from L.L. cupula a little tub, dim. of L. cupa cask, barrel (see CUP (Cf. cup)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cupola — Cupola. См. Вагранка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Cupola — Cupola, S. Kuppel …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • cupola — Véase cúpula. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • cupola — / kupola/ s.f. [dal lat. cupŭla, dim. di cupa botte ]. 1. (archit.) [copertura emisferica, a pianta circolare, ellittica o poligonale, di edifici monumentali] ▶◀ calotta, volta. 2. [copertura emisferica girevole e apribile, spec. di osservatori… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cupola — meaning ‘a rounded dome on a roof’, is pronounced kyoo pǝ lǝ. The plural is cupolas …   Modern English usage

  • cupola — ► NOUN 1) a rounded dome forming or adorning a roof or ceiling. 2) a gun turret. 3) a cylindrical furnace for refining metals. ORIGIN Latin cupula small cask …   English terms dictionary

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