empyreal, empyrean, sublime(adj)
"well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night"
worthy of adoration or reverence
lifted up or set high
"their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton
exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded(verb)
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
"an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
vaporize and then condense right back again
change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
"sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated"
Noble and majestic.
Impressive and awe-inspiring.
Origin: From sublime, from sublimis, from sub- + uncertain, often identified with limis, ablative singular of limus or limen
lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty
distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons
awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed
elevated by joy; elate
lofty of mien; haughty; proud
that which is sublime; -- with the definite article
a grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions
that which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful
to raise on high
to subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify
to exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify
to dignify; to ennoble
to pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure
Origin: [Cf. L. sublimare, F. sublimer to subject to sublimation. See Sublime, a., and cf. Sublimate, v. t.]
Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh. Michael 'Miguel' Happoldt also contributed on a few Sublime songs, such as "New Thrash". Lou Dog, Nowell's dalmatian, was the mascot of the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996. In 1997, posthumous songs such as "Santeria", "The Wrong Way", "Doin' Time", and "April 29, 1992" were released to U.S. radio. Sublime released three studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums, three EPs and one box set. Although their first two albums—40 Oz. to Freedom and Robbin' the Hood —were quite popular in the United States, Sublime did not experience major commercial success until 1996 with their self-titled third album, released two months after Nowell's death, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200, and spawned the single "What I Got", which remains the band's only number one hit single in their musical career. As of 2009, the band has sold over 17 million albums worldwide, including about 10 million in the U.S. alone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sub-līm′, adj. high: lofty: majestic: awakening feelings of awe or veneration.—n. that which is sublime: the lofty or grand in thought or style (The sublime): the emotion produced by sublime objects.—v.t. to exalt: to dignify, to ennoble: to improve: to purify, to bring to a state of vapour by heat and condense again by cold.—v.i. to be sublimed or sublimated.—adv. Sublime′ly, in a sublime manner: loftily: with elevated conceptions.—ns. Sublime′ness, Sublim′ity, loftiness: elevation: grandeur: loftiness of thought or style: nobleness of nature or character: excellence. [L. sublimis, high, ety. dub.; perh. sub-limen, up to the lintel.]
The numerical value of sublime in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sublime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Know how sublime a thing is to suffer and be strong.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Rest not Life is sweeping by go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
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- sublimCatalan, Valencian
- sublim, sublimereDanish
- erhaben, hehr, vortrefflich, grandios, nobel, Erhabene, sublimieren, sublimGerman
- sublime, sublimar, portentosoSpanish
- hämmästyttävä, ylhäinen, sublimoitua, yleväFinnish
- sublime, sublimerFrench
- emelkedett, fenséges, előkelő, nemes, magasztos, fennköltHungarian
- 高邁, 崇高Japanese
- возвишува, возвишен, сублимираMacedonian
- сублимировать, величественный, возвышенный, возгонять, возвышенное, потрясающий, впечатляющийRussian
- ùzvīšen, у̀звӣшенSerbo-Croatian
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