- 1The heavens or the sky, especially when regarded as a tangible thing.More example sentences
- The final part of the journey explores the ethereal realms of Paradise, where Dante is guided by a ravishing Beatrice through the shimmering, starry firmament to touch the face of God.
- We don't need redwoods and whales at all, not for ordinary life at least, no more than we need Plato, Beethoven, or the stars in the firmament of heaven.
- The Roman philosopher Seneca proposed that the auroras were flames slipping through cracks in the heavenly firmament.
- 1.1A sphere or world viewed as a collection of people: one of the great stars in the American golfing firmamentMore example sentences
- In the sky, the Pole Star, around which the firmament appears to turn, has been styled the ‘navel of the Heavens'.
- Sometimes the lightening forked across the sky like a crack in the dark firmament.
- They're coveted by a generation too young to remember the designer's heyday, when she was one of the brightest stars in the fashion firmament, turning out exuberant, fantastical creations.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin firmamentum, from firmare 'fix, settle'.