Definitions of sublime

  1. To be capable of sublimation. The sublime, that which is sublime in nature or art, as suggestive of something great, lofty, or noble, and exciting a sense of awe or of elation; also the feeling it inspires.
  2. To exalt.
  3. To sublimate.
  4. To dignify or exalt; to make noble: to cause to pass from solid to vapor form and thence back to solid.
  5. To exalt: to dignify, to ennoble: to improve: to purify, to bring to a state of vapor by heat and condense again by cold.
  6. To be sublimed or sublimated.
  7. To exalt; dignify; convert into vapor, by heat, as a solid substance.
  8. To pass from a solid to vapor, and again change to solid form without showing a liquid form.
  9. To be sublimated.
  10. change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; " sublime iodine"; " some salts sublime when heated"
  11. To sublimate; to exalt; to heighten; to improve; to dignify.
  12. To reduce a solid substance into a state of vapour by heat, to be again brought to a solid state by cooling; to exalt; to improve.
  13. That which is grand or awe- inspiring in works of nature or art as distinguished from the merely beautiful: with the.
  14. Sublimeness.
  15. That which is sublime: the lofty or grand in thought or style: the emotion produced by sublime objects.
  16. A lofty style; sublimity.
  17. That which is sublime, grandeur; loftiness; majesty. sublimeness.
  18. That which is sublime; the acme; climax; pinnacle.
  19. The surpassing grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the beautiful; a grand or lofty style.
  20. Sublimely.
  21. inspiring awe; " well- meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M. S. Dworkin; " empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; " the sublime beauty of the night"
  22. ( archaic) lifted up or set high; " their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton
  23. lifted up or set high; " their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton
  24. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
  25. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons.
  26. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.
  27. Elevated by joy; elate.
  28. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
  29. That which is sublime; -- with the definite article
  30. A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.
  31. That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful.
  32. To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.
  33. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
  34. To dignify; to ennoble.
  35. To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.
  36. Causing a feeling of awe and reverence; filling the mind with a sense of greatness, power, or grandeur; exalted in nature; noble; said of persons; elevated in style; very high in degree; as, sublime faith or trust in another.
  37. High: lofty: majestic: awakening feelings of awe or veneration.
  38. Lofty; majestic; awakening awe.
  39. Lofty; grand; solemn; majestic; nobl; supreme; utmost.
  40. High in place; exalted aloft; high in excellence; exalted by nature; high in style or sentiment; elevated in manner.
  41. Elevated aloft; very high in excellence; lofty in style or sentiment; grand; majestic.