empyrean


1em·py·re·an

adjective \-ən\

Definition of EMPYREAN

:  empyreal

Examples of EMPYREAN

  1. <movie scenes set in heaven often suggest that harps are the favored instruments for empyrean music>

First Known Use of EMPYREAN

15th century

2empyrean

noun

Definition of EMPYREAN

1
a :  the highest heaven or heavenly sphere in ancient and medieval cosmology usually consisting of fire or light
b :  the true and ultimate heavenly paradise
3
:  an ideal place or state

Examples of EMPYREAN

  1. <ascended into the empyrean after a life filled with good deeds>
  2. <most ticket buyers have no trouble envisioning the empyrean that winning the lottery would inevitably bring about>

First Known Use of EMPYREAN

circa 1610

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