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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


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


Welkin is a musical group.

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


"Welkin" is a book by Aaron McCollough.

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Google previewCanadian Semantic Web (2006)

by Mamadou Tadiou Koné, Daniel Lemire

Designed for metadata analysts, Welkin is a graph based tool that provides global view and cluster characteristics of its data. According to the SIMILE team “ Welkin is not meant to be a tool to discover a single RDF statement out of thousands, ...

Google previewWords and their ways in English speech (1901)

by James Bradstreet Greenough, George Lyman Kittredge

» See Chapter XXIIL Welkin is an old word for the ' clouds ' FOSSILS 201.

Google previewThe Plays of William Shakespeare (1805)

by William Shakespeare

By thy favour, sweet welkin,] Welkin is the sky, ...

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 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 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 previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

Welkin (wel'kin), n. [0. E. welkne, wollme, A. Sax. wolcen, wolen, a cloud, pi. the region of clouds, the air, the sky ; probably from malcan ( pret. weole), to roll, to turn, to re- volve(see WALK); Q. wofke, 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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