Definitions for: Empyrean

[n] the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
[adj] inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night"
[adj] of or relating to the sky or heavens; "the empyrean sphere"

Webster (1913) Definition: Em`py*re"an (?; 277), n. [See Empyreal.]
The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was
supposed by the ancients to subsist.

The empyrean rung With hallelujahs. --Milton.

Em`py*re"an, a.
Empyreal. --Akenside.

Synonyms: celestial sphere, empyreal, empyreal, firmament, glorious, heavens, sphere, sublime, vault of heaven, welkin

See Also: apex, apex of the sun's way, celestial point, nadir, solar apex, surface, zenith, zodiac

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