Found 2 items, similar to Sublime.
English → English
adj 1: inspiring awe; “well-meaning ineptitude that rises to
- M.S.Dworkin; “empyrean aplomb”
Hamilton Basso; “the sublime beauty of the night”
2: worthy of adoration or reverence [syn: revered
3: lifted up or set high; “their hearts were jocund and
v 1: vaporize and then condense right back again [syn: sublimate
2: change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor
without first melting; “sublime iodine”
; “some salts
sublime when heated”
English → English
, v. i. (Chem.)
To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation;
specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state
without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like
arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid
form on heating, except under increased pressure.
That which is sublime; -- with the definite article; as:
(a) A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style
that expresses lofty conceptions.
The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts,
the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and
lively turn of the phrase. --Addison.
(b) That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished
from the merely beautiful.
, a. [Compar. Sublimer
.] [L. sublimis; sub under + (perhaps) a word akin
to limen lintel, sill, thus meaning, up to the lintel: cf. F.
sublime. Cf. Eliminate
1. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared.
2. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said
of persons. “The sublime Julian leader.”
3. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration,
veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand;
solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in
nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of
a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.
Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime. --Prior.
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong. --Longfellow.
4. Elevated by joy; elate. [Poetic]
Their hearts were jocund and sublime,
Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine. --Milton.
5. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud. [Poetic] “Countenance
sublime and insolent.”
His fair, large front and eye sublime declared
Absolute rule. --Milton.
Syn: Exalted; lofty; noble; majestic. See Grand
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sublimed
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Subliming
.] [Cf. L. sublimare, F. sublimer to
subject to sublimation. See Sublime
, a., and cf.
, v. t.]
1. To raise on high. [Archaic]
A soul sublimed by an idea above the region of
vanity and conceit. --E. P.
2. (Chem.) To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat,
volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill
off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.
3. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
The sun . . .
Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,
But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes. --Pope.
4. To dignify; to ennoble.
An ordinary gift can not sublime a person to a
supernatural employment. --Jer. Taylor.