sublime
I. verb (sublimed; subliming) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French sublimer, from Medieval Latin sublimare to refine, sublime, from Latin, to elevate, from sublimis Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form 2. [French sublimer, from Latin sublimare] a. (1) to elevate or exalt especially in dignity or honor (2) to render finer (as in purity or excellence) b. to convert (something inferior) into something of higher worth intransitive verb to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state • sublimable adjectivesublimer noun II. adjective (sublimer; -est) Etymology: Latin sublimis, literally, high, elevated Date: circa 1567 1. a. lofty, grand, or exalted in thought, expression, or manner b. of outstanding spiritual, intellectual, or moral worth c. tending to inspire awe usually because of elevated quality (as of beauty, nobility, or grandeur) or transcendent excellence 2. a. archaic high in place b. obsolete lofty of mien ; haughty c. capitalized supreme — used in a style of address d. complete, utter <
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Synonyms: see splendidsublimely adverbsublimeness noun

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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

  • sublime — SUBLIME. adj. de tout genre. Haut, relevé. Il n a d usage que dans les choses morales ou qui regardent l esprit. Estre dans un degré sublime. c est un homme d un merite sublime. un genie sublime. esprit sublime. pensée sublime. stile sublime. les …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sublime — may refer to:* Sublime (band) ** their third album Sublime (album) * Sublime (philosophy) * Sublime (Wildstorm), the DV8 superhero * Sublime (comics), the X Men supervillain * Sublime (film), a 2007 horror movie * Sublime (song), a 2002 single by …   Wikipedia

  • 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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