Definition of Sublime

1. Verb. Vaporize and then condense right back again.

Exact synonyms: Sublimate
Generic synonyms: Change
Entails: Condense, Evaporate, Vaporise, Vaporize
Specialized synonyms: Resublime
Derivative terms: Sublimate, Sublimate



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

3. Verb. Change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting. "Some salts sublime when heated"
Exact synonyms: Sublimate
Generic synonyms: Aerify, Gasify, Vaporise, Vaporize
Derivative terms: Sublimate, Sublimation

4. Adjective. Worthy of adoration or reverence.
Exact synonyms: Reverend
Similar to: Sacred

5. Adjective. Lifted up or set high. "Their hearts were jocund and sublime"
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Elated
Derivative terms: Sublimity

6. Adjective. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style. "A grand purpose"

Definition of Sublime

1. a. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.

2. n. That which is sublime; -- with the definite article

3. v. t. To raise on high.

4. v. i. 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.

Definition of Sublime

1. Adjective. Noble and majestic. ¹

2. Adjective. Impressive and awe-inspiring. ¹

3. Noun. something sublime ¹

4. Verb. (chemistry physics) To sublimate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sublime

1. of elevated or noble quality [adj -LIMER, -LIMEST] / to make sublime [v -LIMED, -LIMING, -LIMES] - See also: sublime

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sublime

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sublight
sublimability
sublimable
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sublimating
sublimation
sublimation energy
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sublimatories
sublimatory
sublime (current term)
sublimed
sublimely
sublimeness
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subliminal message
subliminal messages
subliminally

Literary usage of Sublime

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1. Kant's Kritik of Judgment by Immanuel Kant (1892)
"Of the divisions of an investigation into the feeling of the sublime As regards the division of the moments of the aesthetical judging of objects in ..."

2. Kant's Kritik of Judgment by Immanuel Kant (1892)
"Of the divisions of an investigation into the feeling of the sublime As regards the division of the moments of the aesthetical judging of objects in ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"Hence arises the great power of the sublime, that, far from being produced by ... Astonishment, as I have said, is the effect of the sublime in its highest ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"They sum'd their pens, and soaring th' »ir sublime on these a tow'r of steel is ... Can it be, that souls sublime Return to visit our terrestrial clime . ..."

5. The Grammar of Painting and Engraving by Charles Blanc (1874)
"It is then by virtue of the thought perceived but not formulated that the picture becomes sublime. Examples are rare. With regard to the sublime, ..."

6. A Bookman's Budget by Austin Dobson (1917)
"THE sublime AND THE RIDICULOUS SOME years ago, an exceptionally vigilant critic ... One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ..."

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