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Definition of the noun welkin

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noun - plural: welkins

  1. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of welkin: celestial sphere / empyrean / firmament / heavens / sphere / vault of heaven
    • 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 welkin

noun

  1. [archaic] The sky, the upper air; the heavens.

Group

Welkin is a musical group.

  • albums: "The_Origin", "Traces", "Angel Inside"

Writings

"Welkin" is a book by Aaron McCollough.

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Google previewDelphi Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Illustrated) (2013)

by William Shakespeare

[By thy favour, sweet welkin] Welkin is the sky, to which Armado, with the ...

Google previewThe R.I. Schoolmaster (1861)

The welkin is the blue celestial arch above us. Here is a passage from Midsummer Night's Dream : (1.) " Tnou ...

Google previewThe Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare (1803)

Printed Complete, with D. Samuel Johnson's Preface and Notes. To which is Prefixed the Life of the Author ... by William Shakespeare, David Francis, Edmund Munroe, Nicholas Rowe

Welkin is the iky, to which Armacio, with the false dignity os a Spaniard, makes an apology for ...

Google previewThe Quarterly journal of education and scholastic advertiser (1871)

'The welkin dance.' Dance till the sky turns round. Welkin means sky, air, element, heaven. 1 1 t. „ ' Three souls out ...

Google previewThe Sacred Books of the East (1897)

by Friedrich Max Müller

The welkin is the earth-fillings (between the layers of brick); the moon the oblations; the Nakshatras (lunar mansions) the fire-logs,—because the moon resides in (or with) the Nakshatra, therefore the oblation resides in the fire-wood : that 1, ...

Google previewMerchant of Venice. As you live it. Midsummer night's dream. Much ado about nothing. Love's labour's lost (1807)

by William Shakespeare, David Francis, Edmund Munroe, Samuel Johnson, Nicholas Rowe

Welkin is the fky, to which Armado, with the falfe dignity of a Spaniard, makes an apology for fighing in its face.

Google previewAnalysis of the English language (1869)

by Isaac Plant Fleming

Welkin is an adjective meaning rolling, used substantively to denote the sky; hence singular, and never plural. 18. In forming the plurals of Proper names we retain the spelling unchanged ; as, the three Marys, unless they have become, ...

Google previewThe plays of Shakespeare, from the text of S. Johnson, with the prefaces, notes &c. of Rowe, Pope and many other critics. 6 vols. [in 12 pt. Followed by] Shakespeare's poems (1771)

by William Shakespeare

Welkin is the Iky, to which Armado, with the salse dignity os a Spaniard, makes an apology sor sighing ...

Google previewThe Plays (1801)

With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators, to which are Added Notes. Midsummer Night's Dream. Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed

No egma, no riddle, no l'en-uoy,-'-no salve in the mail, firz' O sir, plantain, a plain plan7 By thy favour, sweet welkin,] Welkin is the sky, to which Armado, with the false dignity os 3 Spaniard, makes an apology. for fighing in its face. JOHNSON.

Google previewWinsome Whelp (2014)

by Marie Carnegie

Welkin is the sky. Bad Abominable isvile, ghastly. The first Mrs.

Google previewIllustrations of English Philology ... Consisting of I. A critical examination of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary. II. Remarks on Mr. D. Stewart's essay “On the tendency of some late philological speculations.” To which is now added, An Advertisement; containing extracts from the English Lexicon, publishing in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana, and from the English Dictionary of Dr. Johnson (1826)

by Charles RICHARDSON (LL.D.)

WELKIN,gWELKiN, n.s. (from pealcan ...

Google previewEssential 18037 Pages English Dictionary (2015)

by Nam Nguyen

WELKIN Wel"kin, n. Etym: [OE. welken, welkene, welkne, wolcne, weolcne, AS. wolcen, pl. wolcnu, a cloud; akin to D. wolk, OFries. wolken, OS. wolkan, G. wolke , OHG. wolchan, and probably to G. welk withered, OHG. welc moist, Russ.

Google previewWebster's Unabridge Dictionary, Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (2015)

by Noah Webster

WELKIN Wel"kin, n. Etym: [OE. welken, welkene, welkne, wolcne, weolcne, AS. wolcen, pl. wolcnu, a cloud; akinto D. wolk,OFries. wolken, OS. wolkan, G. wolke, OHG. wolchan, and probably to G. welk withered, OHG. welc moist, Russ.

Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1883)

by John Ogilvie

Same as WheVced, Welkin (werlcln), n. [O. E. welkne, wolkne, A. Sax. wolcen, wolen, a cloud, pi. the region of clouds, the air, the sky ; probably from wealean ( pret. weolc), to roll, to turn, to re- volve(see Walk); G. woUce, O.H.G. wolchan, ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of the English Language (1855)

by Charles Richardson

Welkin, adj.-rolling; the rolling sea, the rolling sky, a rolling ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

by Charles Annandale

Welkin (wel'kin), n. (O. E. welkne, wolkne, A. Sax. wolcen, wolcn, a cloud, pl. the region of clouds, the air, the sky; probably from wealcan ( pret. weolc), to roll, to turn, to revolve (see WALK); G. wolke, O.H.G. wolchan, a cloud.] ...

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Scrabble value of W4E1L1K5I1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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