Definition of Cupola

1. Noun. A vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting.

Generic synonyms: Furnace



2. Noun. A roof in the form of a dome.
Generic synonyms: Dome

Definition of Cupola

1. n. A roof having a rounded form, hemispherical or nearly so; also, a ceiling having the same form. When on a large scale it is usually called dome.

Definition of Cupola

1. Noun. (architecture) A dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome. ¹

2. Noun. (military) A small turret, usually on a hatch of an armoured fighting vehicle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cupola

1. to shape like a dome [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Cupola

1. A cup-shaped or domelike structure. Synonym: cupola. Origin: L. Dim. Of cupa, a tub (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cupola

cupgalls
cuphead
cupheads
cupholder
cupholders
cupid's dart
cupidities
cupidity
cupids
cupless
cuplike
cupmaker
cupmakers
cupman
cupmen
cupola (current term)
cupolae
cupolaed
cupolaing
cupolar
cupolas
cupon
cuppa
cuppa joe
cuppas
cupped
cupper
cuppers
cuppier
cuppiest

Literary usage of Cupola

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by American Foundrymen's Society, American Foundrymen's Association (1903)
"Let us now consider one of the vital parts of founding, viz, the cupola and the ... The cupola and its peculiarities is only beginning to receive due ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"cupola Charging. Old and New Methods of cupola Charging (Alte und neue ... 2659 D. cupola Design. The Determination of the Dimensions of cupolas and the ..."

3. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1902)
"and so help to make more comfortable the charging of the cupola, which, ... The cupola should be high enough between the upper tuyeres and charging door to ..."

4. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"There is one radical difference in this cupola from all oth.. era. ... It is well known that when the bed is low in the cupola the melting proceeds faster; ..."

5. The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables by William Kent (1902)
"On no consideration must the tuyere area be reduced; thus, an 84-inch cupola must have tuyere area equal to 31 pipes 6 inches diameter, or 16 flat tuyeres ..."

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