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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMPYRE'AN, a. Empyreal.
EMPYRE'AN, n. [See Empyreal.] The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire has been supposed to subsist.
The empyrean rung
With halleluiahs.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 15th century empyreal II. noun Date: circa 1610 1. a. the highest heaven or heavenly sphere in ancient and medieval cosmology usually consisting of fire or light b. the true and ultimate heavenly paradise 2. firmament, heavens 3. an ideal place or state

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 the highest heaven, as the sphere of fire in ancient cosmology or as the abode of God in early Christianity. 2 the visible heavens. --adj. of the empyrean. Derivatives: empyreal adj. Etymology: med.L empyreus f. Gk empurios (as EN-(2), pur fire)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Empyrean 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Highest heaven.



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