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Meaning of EMPYREAN

Pronunciation:  `empu'reeun

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

EMPYREAN is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Em`py*re"an\, a.
    Empyreal. --Akenside.