Definition of Firmament

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

Definition of Firmament

1. n. Fixed foundation; established basis.

Definition of Firmament

1. Noun. The vault of the heavens; the sky. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) basis. ¹

3. Noun. The field or sphere of an interest or activity. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) In the Ptolemaic system, the eighth geocentric sphere, which carried the fixed stars. ¹

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Definition of Firmament

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Medical Definition of Firmament

1. 1. Fixed foundation; established basis. "Custom is the . . . Firmament of the law." (Jer. Taylor) 2. The region of the air; the sky or heavens. "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the mist of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." (Gen. I. 6) "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament." (Gen. I. 14) In Scripture, the word denotes an expanse, a wide extent; the great arch or expanse over out heads, in which are placed the atmosphere and the clouds, and in which the stars appear to be placed, and are really seen. 3. The orb of the fixed stars; the most rmote of the celestial spheres. Origin: L. Firmamentum, fr. Firmare to make firm: cf. F. Firmament. See Firm, v. &. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firmament

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Literary usage of Firmament

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1. The Six Days of Creation: Or, The Scriptural Cosmology, with the Ancient by Tayler Lewis (1855)
"And God said, Let there be a firmament between the waters, ... And God made the firmament; and he divided between the waters which were above the firmament, ..."

2. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"Let there be a firmament ( marg. expansion) S.God called the firmament Heaven. 14. Let there be lights irĂ¡ the firmament of Id. for lights ..."

3. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"... firmament, but when the airy clouds meet with the firmament, they are congealed, and so strike, and rush against the firmament, as great pieces of ice ..."

4. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"For the waters above the firmament are the waters in the air above us, ... which God separated from the nether waters by a firmament, that is, ..."

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