Definition of Elysian

1. Adjective. Relating to the Elysian Fields.

Partainyms: Elysium
Derivative terms: Elysium



2. Adjective. Being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods. "An inspired performance"
Exact synonyms: Divine, Inspired
Similar to: Glorious

Definition of Elysian

1. a. Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific.

Definition of Elysian

1. Proper noun. ''(Classical mythology)'' Elysium; home of the blessed, after death. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Elysian or Elysium, the location. ¹

3. Adjective. (idiomatic) happy Happy, blissful, heavenly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elysian

1. delightful [adj] - See also: delightful

Medical Definition of Elysian

1. Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific. "Elysian shades." . "Elysian age." "This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian." (Longfellow) Origin: L. Elysius, fr. Elysium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elysian

eluxation
elvan
elvanite
elvanites
elvans
elve
elven
elver
elvers
elves
elvish
elvishly
elwand
elwands
elyite
elysian (current term)
elysium
elytra
elytral
elytriform
elytrin
elytroid
elytron
elytrotomies
elytrotomy
elytrous
elytrum
elæon

Literary usage of Elysian

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1. Poems by Edward Sandford Martin (1914)
"IN THE elysian FIELDS WHAT ? You here! Why, old man, I never Felt more surprise or more delight; Who would have dreamt that you would ever Parade around in ..."

2. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1897)
"IN WHICH WE STILL HOVER ABOUT THE elysian FIELDS. HE describer and biographer of my friend Mr. Philip Fir- min has tried to extenuate nothing ; and, I hope, ..."

3. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by Robert Browning, W. Tyas Harden, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman, William Groser (1880)
"THE elysian FIELDS. I AM not forgetful in this dreary scene of the country which whilst I lived iu the upper air, it was my whole aim to illustrate and ..."

4. Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use; a Study in Survivals by Daniel Berkeley Updike (1922)
"The ancients carried this notion even yet further, and supposed their heroes, in the elysian fields, were fond of the very same WHEW the exertions of an ..."

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