Definition of Empyrean

1. Noun. The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to the sky or heavens. "The empyrean sphere"
Exact synonyms: Empyreal

3. Adjective. Inspiring awe. "The sublime beauty of the night"
Exact synonyms: Empyreal, Sublime
Similar to: Glorious

Definition of Empyrean

1. n. The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was supposed by the ancients to subsist.

2. a. Empyreal.

Definition of Empyrean

1. Noun. The region of pure light and fire; the highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was supposed by the ancients to exist: the same as the ether, the ninth heaven according to ancient astronomy. ¹

2. Adjective. of the sky or the heavens; celestially refined ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Empyrean

1. the highest heaven [n -S]

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Literary usage of Empyrean

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1. Egyptian Literature: Comprising Egyptian Tales, Hymns, Litanies, Invocations by Epiphanius Wilson (1901)
"3 Hail to thee, inhabitant of the empyrean, god seated upon his throne, who boldest the sceptre hik,9 King of the empyrean, Prince of the Aker, great Prince ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... the empyrean, or abode of deity •Tn*y pu« ihe planets seven, and pass the flit, Ana chat crystalline sphere whose balance weighs Tbe ..."

3. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips (1801)
"... glance of the beatific vi- fion in the heaven of heavens, the poet's empyrean* I cannot ... empyrean ..."

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