firmament

noun fir·ma·ment \ ˈfər-mə-mənt \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of firmament

1 : the vault or arch of the sky : heavens
  • Stars twinkled in the firmament.
2 obsolete : basis
3 : the field or sphere of an interest or activity
  • the international fashion firmament
  • She's a rising star in the city's artistic firmament.

firmamental

play \ˌfər-mə-ˈmen-tᵊl\ adjective

Examples of firmament in a Sentence

  1. meteors flashing across the firmament

  2. the stars in the firmament twinkled ever so brightly

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Origin and Etymology of firmament

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

firmament Synonyms

Synonyms
blue, sky, heaven (s), high, welkin
Related Words
midair; horizon, skyline

FIRMAMENT Defined for English Language Learners

firmament

noun

Definition of firmament for English Language Learners

  • : the sky



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