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firmament

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noun fir·ma·ment \ˈfər-mə-mənt\

Simple Definition of firmament

  • : the sky

Full Definition of firmament

  1. 1 :  the vault or arch of the sky :  heavens

  2. 2 obsolete :  basis

  3. 3 :  the field or sphere of an interest or activity <the international fashion firmament>

fir·ma·men·tal play \ˌfər-mə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Examples of firmament

  1. meteors flashing across the firmament

  2. <the stars in the firmament twinkled ever so brightly>



Origin of firmament

Middle English, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin firmamentum, from Latin, support, from firmare


First Known Use: 13th century



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