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Belvedere vs. Cupola

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Belvederenoun

(architecture) A turret or other raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area.

Cupolanoun

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

Belvederenoun

A small building, or a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.

Cupolanoun

A small turret, usually on a hatch of an armoured fighting vehicle.

Belvederenoun

densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn

Cupolanoun

(geology) An upward-projecting mass of plutonic rock extending from a larger batholith.

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Belvederenoun

a gazebo sited to command a fine view

Cupolanoun

(geometry) A solid formed by joining two polygons, one (the base) with twice as many edges as the other, by an alternating band of isosceles triangles and rectangles.

Cupolanoun

A type of furnace used for smelting.

Cupolanoun

(anatomy) A small cap over a structure that is shaped like a dome or inverted cup.

‘the posterior cupola of the cartilaginous nasal capsule’;

Cupolanoun

a small viewing window in the top of the caboose for looking over the train, or the the part of the caboose where one looks through this window.

Cupolanoun

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.

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Cupolanoun

A small structure standing on the top of a dome; a lantern.

Cupolanoun

A furnace for melting iron or other metals in large quantity, - used chiefly in foundries and steel works.

Cupolanoun

A revolving shot-proof turret for heavy ordnance.

Cupolanoun

The top of the spire of the cochlea of the ear.

Cupolanoun

a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting

Cupolanoun

a roof in the form of a dome

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Cupola

In architecture, a cupola is a relatively small, most often dome-like, tall structure on top of a building. Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.The word derives, via Italian, from lower Latin cupula (classical Latin cupella from Greek κύπελλον kupellon) 'small cup' (Latin cupa) indicating a vault resembling an upside-down cup.

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