Definition of Semidome

1. n. 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.



Definition of Semidome

1. Noun. (architecture) Half of a dome ("cut" vertically), used to cover a semicircular area. ¹

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Definition of Semidome

1. a half dome [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semidome

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semidome (current term)
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Literary usage of Semidome

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1. Christian Rome by A. M. Cruickshank (1906)
"(0) The semidome. The central figure is that of Christ. ... Along the lower part of the semidome sheep proceed from the cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem to ..."

2. Dalmatia, the Quarnero and Istria, with Cettigne in Montenegro and the by Thomas Graham Jackson (1887)
"They are generally covered with waggon vaults strengthened by flat ribs of stone at each column, and the vaults are finished with a semidome at the east end ..."

3. A History of Painting in Italy, Umbria, Florence and Siena, from the Second by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (1903)
"The mosaic bears no trace of the style of Jacobus of Florence.1 Far different is the character of a mosaic forming a lower course to that of the semidome. ..."

4. The Way of Saint James by Georgiana Goddard King (1920)
"A large chapel at the west end of the south aisle yet keeps a vast barrel- vault and semidome; there, outside, the buttresses and corbels are still ..."

5. A New History of Painting in Italy: From the II to the XVI Century by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (1908)
"In the semidome of the apsis, the Saviour was represented standing with His right arm extended and His left holding a scroll.i On His right S. Paul in a ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1884)
"... with three more immediately over, and five lights over them in the semidome of the apse ; the arcades ol three arches each to the other apses, ..."

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