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Definition of the noun firmament

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noun - plural: firmaments

  1. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
    • example: May the firmament not fall upon him.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of firmament: celestial sphere / empyrean / heavens / sphere / vault of heaven / welkin
    • more generic word: surface = the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • parts:
      • apex of the sun's way / solar apex / apex = the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
      • celestial point = a point in the heavens
      • nadir = the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
      • zenith = the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
      • zodiac = a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic

Alternative definition of the noun firmament

noun

  1. [uncountable] The vault of the heavens; the sky.
  2. [obsolete] basis.
  3. The field or sphere of an interest or activity.
  4. [archaic] In the Ptolemaic system, the eighth geocentric sphere, which carried the fixed stars.

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  1. "Firmament" is a musical album of Main & Midnight Odyssey.
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Miscellanea

The firmament is the sky, conceived as a vast dome. According to Genesis, God created the firmament to separate the "waters above" from those below. The word is anglicised from Latin firmamentum, which appears in the Vulgate.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for firmament

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Google previewThe Life and Doctrines of Jacob Boehme (1891)

The God-taught Philosopher; an Introduction to the Study of His Works

The firmament is the connecting link between time and eternity. God calls it ' heaven...

Google previewGaia Speaks (2005)

Sacred Earth Wisdom by Pepper Lewis

The firmament is the allencompassing theater that is the universe. The mages understood that this universe is one of many vast and unknowable mysteries. They made no attempt to unlock all of the universe's secrets, choosing instead to ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Whal an immeasurable space is the firmament, wherein a great number of stars are seen with our naked eyo, and many more discovered with our K'"»e» ! Derham's Auto- Theology. Ye once were justly famed for bringing forth Undoubted ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE NEW EDITION VOL. IV (1892)

by ROBERT CHAMBERS

Firmament, a word formerly used to signify the vault of heaven. The term found its way into English from ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney

firmament. Traditional rendering for Hebrew rāqîa H8385, a difficult word that seems to suggest beaten metal plate. The Hebrew term is used only with reference to the sky (Gen. 1:6-8 et al.), viewed apparently as an “expanse” (NIV) or “vault” ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals) (2014)

Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology by Norriss S. Hetherington

The ratio of the distance between the sun and the earth to the height of the firmament is less than the ratio between the earth's radius and the distance from the sun to the earth, in such a manner that the distance from the sun to the earth is ...

Google previewThe Family Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge and General Literature ... (1834)

by John Lauris Blake

FIRMAMENT. This word has been used with great latitude by sacred writers, by astronomers, by poets, anil other writers. When Ptolemy of ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1900)

a dictionary of universal knowledge by David Patrick, William Geddie

Firmament, a word formerly used to signify the vault of heaven. The term found its way into English from ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia: Dionysius to Friction (1896)

Firmament, a word formerly used to signify the vault of heaven. The term found its way into English from ...

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Quotes about firmament

Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament. (Thomas Arnold)
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Scrabble value of F4I1R1M3A1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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