- The heavens or sky: thunder shakes the firmament • figurative 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'.