sublime

/səˈblaɪm / (say suh'bluym)

adjective
1. elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.: sublime poetry.
2. impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.: sublime scenery.
3. supreme or perfect: a sublime moment.
4. Poetic of lofty bearing.
5. Poetic haughty or proud.
6. Obsolete raised aloft.
noun
7. that which is sublime: the sublime in art.
8. the highest degree or example: the sublime of folly.
verb (sublimed, subliming)
verb (t)
9. to make higher, nobler, or purer.
10. Chemistry, etc. to convert (a solid substance) by heat directly into a vapour, which on cooling condenses again directly to solid form.
11. Chemistry, etc. to cause to be given off by this or some analogous process.
verb (i)
12. Chemistry, etc. to volatilise from the solid state to a gas, and then condense again as a solid without passing through the liquid state.
{Middle English, from Latin sublīmāre elevate, from sublīmis (adjective) lofty}
sublimely, adverb
sublimeness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sublime — [ syblim ] adj. et n. m. • 1461; « sublimé » t. d alchim. v. 1400; lat. sublimis « élevé dans les airs, haut » I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui est très haut, dans la hiérarchie des valeurs (morales, esthétiques); qui mérite l admiration. ⇒ 1. beau, divin, élevé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sublimé — sublime [ syblim ] adj. et n. m. • 1461; « sublimé » t. d alchim. v. 1400; lat. sublimis « élevé dans les airs, haut » I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui est très haut, dans la hiérarchie des valeurs (morales, esthétiques); qui mérite l admiration. ⇒ 1. beau,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sublime — Sub*lime , a. [Compar. {Sublimer}; superl. {Sublimest}.] [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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sublime — (adj.) 1580s, expressing lofty ideas in an elevated manner, from M.Fr. sublime, from L. sublimis uplifted, high, lofty, possibly originally sloping up to the lintel, from sub up to + limen lintel. The sublime the sublime part of anything is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sublimé — sublimé, ée (su bli mé, mée) part. passé de sublimer. 1°   Qui est le produit de la sublimation. •   On y verra les matières calcaires calcinées, le fer et les autres métaux sublimés en safran, en litharge, BUFF. Min. t. III, p. 72. •   Chercher… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sublime — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que tiene gran belleza o calidad moral o intelectual: una sublime composición musical, un orador sublime, un sublime escritor. Esta mujer realizaba una obra sublime con los pobres y enfermos …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • sublime — [sə blīm′] adj. [L sublimus < sub , up to + limen, lintel (hence, orig. up to the lintel): see LIMEN] 1. noble; exalted; majestic 2. inspiring awe or admiration through grandeur, beauty, etc. 3. Informal outstandingly or supremely such [a man… …   English World dictionary

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  • Sublime — Sub*lime , n. 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. [1913 Webster] The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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