Definition of firmament in English:

firmament

Line breaks: firma|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈfəːməm(ə)nt
 
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noun

literary
  • The heavens or sky: thunder shakes the firmament figurative one of the great stars in the American golfing firmament
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    the sky, heaven, the blue, the wide blue yonder, the azure, the heavens, the skies
    literary the vault (of heaven), the celestial sphere, the empyrean, the welkin

Derivatives

firmamental

Pronunciation: /-ˈment(ə)l/
adjective

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin firmamentum, from firmare 'fix, settle'.

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